redound

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v redound have an effect for good or ill "Her efforts will redound to the general good"
    • v redound contribute "Everything redounded to his glory"
    • v redound return or recoil "Fame redounds to the heroes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Redound Rebound; reverberation.
    • Redound 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."
    • Redound 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 ."
    • Redound 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."
      "The honor done to our religion ultimately redounds to God, the author of it.""both . . . will devour great quantities of paper, there will no small use redound from them to that manufacture."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • redound To overflow; be redundant; be in excess; remain over and above.
    • redound To be sent, rolled, or driven back; roll or flow back, as a wave; rebound.
    • redound To conduce; result; turn out; have effect.
    • n redound The coming back, as of consequence or effect; result; reflection; return.
    • n redound Reverberation; echo.
    • n redound Imp. Dict.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Redound rē-downd′ to be sent back by reaction, to rebound: to result, turn out:
    • n Redound the coming back, as an effect or consequence, return
    • v.i Redound rē-downd′ (Spens., Milt.) to overflow, to be in excess
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. redonder, L. redundare,; pref. red,-, re-, re- + undare, to rise in waves or surges, fr. unda, a wave. See Undulate, and cf. Redundant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rédonder—L. redundārere-, back, undāre, to surge—unda, a wave.

Usage

In literature:

All our adornments, furnished by you, redound to your glory.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
Competition of capitalists for profits redounds to the benefit of laborers.
"What Social Classes Owe to Each Other" by William Graham Sumner
Anything that could add to the jealousy of Mr. Pedagog would redound to the discomfort of all of us.
"The Idiot" by John Kendrick Bangs
As is usual when such plots miss their mark, the passions excited redounded to the profit of the injured party.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
It should scantly redound to his lord's credit.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
The king and the court entered eagerly into plans, which promised to redound greatly to the glory of France.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Merit, indeed, meets in England with rewards of another kind, which redound more to the honor of the nation.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I" by Various
In the upshot, Tartarin did not depart, but the matter redounded to his credit none the less.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
Both experiences redounded to his masculine supremacy.
"Mr. Opp" by Alice Hegan Rice
If Mardonius succeeds in his attempt, the glory of it will redound to you.
"Xerxes" by Jacob Abbott
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In poetry:

The deeper his sharp lancet go
In ripping up thy wound,
The more thy healing shall unto
Thy Husband's praise redound.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
Shadows of the painted dancers
sway upon the trampled ground
trailing pelts of grey coyotes
to their hunting skills' redound
and ropes of amber beads
rebound.
"Jemez: Today" by Norman MacLeod

In news:

Every good public school system respects its teachers and is fair to them, and that redounds to the advantage of the students.
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