Meaning: be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
What are these, after manatees twelve and fifteen feet long, which still abound in the rivers and lakes of Africa?
They had in many cases some reddish discoloration, which may have been the traces of betel-nut stains: for betel-nuts abound there.
Most of these snakes are quite harmless, but rattlesnakes abound, and they are also caught, for they play the most important role in the great snake dance.
This explanation is intended to reassure such persons as are disposed to feel anxious when they find nothing in their hearts to correspond with the effusions of sensible love with which books of devotion abound in the preparation for Holy Communion.
This stately tree, which is rarely met with upon the Sandwich Islands, and then only of a very inferior quality, and at Tahiti does not abound to a degree that renders its fruit the principal article of food, attains its greatest excellence in the genial climate of the Marquesan group, where it grows to an enormous magnitude, and flourishes in the utmost abundance.