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Adjective: round (rounder,roundest)  rawnd
  1. Having a circular shape
    - circular
  2. (of sounds) full and rich
    "round tones";
    - orotund, rotund, pear-shaped
  3. (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand
    "in round numbers"
Noun: round  rawnd
  1. A charge of ammunition for a single shot
    - unit of ammunition, one shot
  2. An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    "the never-ending round of the seasons";
    - cycle, rhythm
  3. A regular route for a sentry or policeman
    "in the old days a policeman walked a round and knew all his people by name";
    - beat
  4. (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order)
    "the doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning"; "the postman's rounds"; "we enjoyed our round of the local bars"
  5. The activity of playing 18 holes of golf
    "a round of golf takes about 4 hours";
    - round of golf
  6. The usual activities in your day
    "the doctor made his rounds";
    - daily round
  7. (sport) a division during which one team is on the offensive
    - turn, bout
  8. The course along which communications spread
    "the story is going the rounds in Washington"
  9. A serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)
    "he ordered a second round";
    - round of drinks
  10. A cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg
  11. A partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time
    "they enjoyed singing rounds";
    - troll
  12. An outburst of applause
    "there was a round of applause"
  13. A crosspiece between the legs of a chair
    - rung, stave
  14. Any circular or rotating mechanism
    "the machine punched out metal rounds";
    - circle
Verb: round  rawnd
  1. Wind around; move along a circular course
    "round the bend"
  2. Make round
    "round the edges";
    - round out, round off
  3. Pronounce with rounded lips
    - labialize, labialise [Brit]
  4. Aggressively challenge in speech or writing
    "The editors of the left-leaning paper rounded the new House Speaker";
    - attack, assail, lash out, snipe, assault
  5. Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
    "round your social manners";
    - polish, round off, polish up, brush up
  6. Express as a round number
    "round off the amount"; "round down the amount";
    - round off, round down, round out
  7. Become round, plump, or shapely
    "The young woman is rounding";
    - flesh out, fill out
Adverb: round  rawnd
  1. From beginning to end; throughout
    "It rains all year round on Skye";
    - around
Preposition: round  rawnd
  1. On all sides; so as to encircle
    - around
  2. In the whole extent of; everywhere
    "climate change will be a problem round the world";
    - throughout, over, all over, all around, across, around

Derived forms: rounds, roundest, rounded, rounder, rounding

See also: apple-shaped, ball-shaped, barrel-shaped, bulblike, bulbous, bulb-shaped, capitate, coccoid, cumuliform, disclike, discoid, discoidal, disc-shaped, disklike, disk-shaped, full, global, globate, globe-shaped, globoid, globose, globular, goblet-shaped, inexact, moonlike, moon-round, nutlike, orbicular, pancake-like, pear-shaped, pinwheel-shaped, ringlike, rounded, roundish, spheric, spherical, wheel-like

Type of: alter, ammo, ammunition, applause, articulate, call, change, clapping, course, criticise [Brit], criticize, crosspiece, cut of beef, damn, division, enounce, enunciate, form, gain, go, golf, golf game, habitude, hand clapping, helping, hone, interval, itinerary, knock, locomote, modify, move, part, partsong, path, perfect, pick apart, portion, pronounce, put on, rotating mechanism, route, say, section, serving, shape, sound out, time interval, track, travel

Antonym: square

Part of: feeding chair, folding chair, highchair, period of play, play, playing period, rocker, rocking chair, side chair, straight chair

Encyclopedia: Round, John