Ex*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.]

He expounded both his pockets. Hudibras.

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.

Expound this matter more fully to me. Bunyan.

 

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