Definitions for: Redound


[v] have an effect for good or ill; "Her efforts will redound to the general good"
[v] be added; "Everything he does redounds to himself"
[v] be deflected; "His actions redound on his parents"
[v] be excessive in quantity



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

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

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