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Adjective: round (rounder,roundest)  rawnd
  1. Having the shape or form of a circle
    - 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 of a game 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: rounding, rounds, roundest, rounded, rounder

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 [informal], division, enounce, enunciate, form, gain, go, golf, golf game, habitude, hand clapping, helping, hone, interval, itinerary, knock [informal], 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