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ABOUND', v. i. [L. abundo. If this word is from L. unda, a wave, the latter has probably lost its first consonant. Abound may naturally be deduced from the Celtic. L. fons, a fountain.]

1. To have or possess in great quantity; to be copiously supplied; followed by with or in; as to abound with provisions; to abound in good things.

2. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent.

Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. Rom. v.



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ABOUND', v. i. [L. abundo. If this word is from L. unda, a wave, the latter has probably lost its first consonant. Abound may naturally be deduced from the Celtic. L. fons, a fountain.]

1. To have or possess in great quantity; to be copiously supplied; followed by with or in; as to abound with provisions; to abound in good things.

2. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent.

Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. Rom. v.

A-BOUND', v.i. [L. abundo; Fr. abonder; It. abbondare; Sp. abundar. If this word is from L. unda, a wave, the latter has probably lost its first consonant. Abound may naturally be deduced from the Celtic. Arm. fonn, plenty; fonna, to abound; W. fyniaw, to produce, to generate, to abound, from fwn, a source, the root of fynon, L. fons, or fountain. Or it may be connected with L. bonus, in the sense of extending, enlargement.]

  1. To have or possess in great quantity; to be copiously supplied; followed by with or in; as, to abound with provisions; to abound in good things.
  2. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent. Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. – Rom. v.

A*bound"
  1. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent; to be plentiful.

    The wild boar which abounds in some parts of the continent of Europe.
    Chambers.

    Where sin abounded grace did much more abound.
    Rom. v. 20.

  2. To be copiously supplied; -- followed by in or with.

    To abound in, to possess in such abundance as to be characterized by. -- To abound with, to be filled with; to possess in great numbers.

    Men abounding in natural courage.
    Macaulay.

    A faithful man shall abound with blessings.
    Prov. xxviii. 20.

    It abounds with cabinets of curiosities.
    Addison.

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Abound

ABOUND', verb intransitive. [Latin abundo. If this word is from Latin unda, a wave, the latter has probably lost its first consonant. abound may naturally be deduced from the Celtic. Latin fons, a fountain.]

1. To have or possess in great quantity; to be copiously supplied; followed by with or in; as to abound with provisions; to abound in good things.

2. To be in great plenty; to be very prevalent.

Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound Romans 5:20.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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CURST, pp. of curse. [See Cursed.]

CURST, a. Hateful; detestable; froward; tormenting; vexatious; peevish; malignant; mischievous; malicious; snarling; a word however which can be hardly said to have a definite signification. It is applied to any thing vexatious. In some of its applications in old authors, ti appears to be the Dutch korst, crust, and to signify crusty, crabbed, surly.

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