Definitions of redundant

  1. Redundance, redundancy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Redundance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. REDUNDANTLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. repetition of same sense in different words; "`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions"; "the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological"; "at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful; pleonastic. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Being more than is needed; super abundant; in writing or speaking, being too full, or too wordy; unnecessary to the sense; superfluous; more than enough. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Excessive; superfluous; verbose; tautological. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Superfluous; superabundant; using more words than are necessary. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Overflowing; excessive; exceeding what is natural or necessary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for redundant

  1. The carriage stopped near the bridge; we stepped out, and close before us fell the whole redundant elv. – Pictures of Sweden by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. 7. 126 Hebrew adds the redundant to pull down; Greek omits. – Jeremiah by George Adam Smith