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Meaning of REDOUND

Pronunciation:  ri'dawnd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  have an effect for good or ill; "Her efforts will redound to the general good"
  2. [v]  be added; "Everything he does redounds to himself"
  3. [v]  be deflected; "His actions redound on his parents"
  4. [v]  be excessive in quantity
 

REDOUND is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 See Also: accrue, affect, bear on, bear upon, dominate, impact, predominate, prevail, reflect, reign, rule, touch, touch on

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*dound"\ (r?*dound"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Redounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Redounding}.] [F. redonder, L.
    redundare; pref. red-, re-, re- + undare to rise in waves or
    surges, fr. unda a wave. See {Undulate}, and cf.
    {Redundant}.]
    1. To roll back, as a wave or flood; to be sent or driven
       back; to flow back, as a consequence or effect; to
       conduce; to contribute; to result.
    
             The evil, soon Driven back, redounded as a flood on
             those From whom it sprung.            --Milton.
    
             The honor done to our religion ultimately redounds
             to God, the author of it.             --Rogers.
    
             both . . . will devour great quantities of paper,
             there will no small use redound from them to that
             manufacture.                          --Addison.
    
    2. To be in excess; to remain over and above; to be
       redundant; to overflow.
    
             For every dram of honey therein found, A pound of
             gall doth over it redound.            --Spenser.
    
    
  2. \Re*dound"\, n.
    1. The coming back, as of consequence or effect; result;
       return; requital.
    
             We give you welcome; not without redound Of use and
             glory to yourselves ye come.          --Tennyson.
    
    2. Rebound; reverberation. [R.] --Codrington.
    
    
 

 

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