The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

1 definition found
 for Expounded
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expound \Ex*pound"\ ([e^]ks*pound"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Expounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Expounding.] [OE. exponen,
     expounen, expounden, fr. L. exponere to set out, expose,
     expound; ex out + ponere to put: cf. OE. expondre, expondre.
     See Position.]
     1. To lay open; to expose to view; to examine. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              He expounded both his pockets.        --Hudibras.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To lay open the meaning of; to explain; to clear of
        obscurity; to interpret; as, to expound a text of
        Scripture, a law, a word, a meaning, or a riddle.
        [1913 Webster]
              Expound this matter more fully to me. --Bunyan.
        [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229