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Round

see synonyms of round

Noun

1. one shot, round, unit of ammunition

a charge of ammunition for a single shot

2. cycle, rhythm, round

an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs

Example Sentences:
'the never-ending cycle of the seasons'

3. beat, round

a regular route for a sentry or policeman

Example Sentences:
'in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name'

4. round

(often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order)

Example Sentences:
'the doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning'
'the postman's rounds'
'we enjoyed our round of the local bars'

5. round, round of golf

the activity of playing 18 holes of golf

Example Sentences:
'a round of golf takes about 4 hours'

6. daily round, round

the usual activities in your day

Example Sentences:
'the doctor made his rounds'

7. bout, round, turn

(sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

8. round

the course along which communications spread

Example Sentences:
'the story is going the rounds in Washington'

9. round, round of drinks

a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)

Example Sentences:
'he ordered a second round'

10. round

a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg

11. round, troll

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

Example Sentences:
'they enjoyed singing rounds'

12. round

an outburst of applause

Example Sentences:
'there was a round of applause'

13. round, rung, stave

a crosspiece between the legs of a chair

14. circle, round

any circular or rotating mechanism

Example Sentences:
'the machine punched out metal circles'

Verb

15. round

wind around; move along a circular course

Example Sentences:
'round the bend'

16. round, round off, round out

make round

Example Sentences:
'round the edges'

17. labialise, labialize, round

pronounce with rounded lips

18. assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe

attack in speech or writing

Example Sentences:
'The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker'

19. brush up, polish, polish up, round, round off

bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state

Example Sentences:
'polish your social manners'

20. round, round down, round off, round out

express as a round number

Example Sentences:
'round off the amount'

21. fill out, flesh out, round

become round, plump, or shapely

Example Sentences:
'The young woman is fleshing out'

Adjective

23. orotund, pear-shaped, rotund, round

(of sounds) full and rich

Example Sentences:
'orotund tones'
'the rotund and reverberating phrase'
'pear-shaped vowels'

24. round

(mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand

Example Sentences:
'in round numbers'

Adverb

25. around, round

from beginning to end; throughout

Example Sentences:
'It rains all year round on Skye'
'frigid weather the year around'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Round

see synonyms of round
adjective
1. 
having a flat circular shape, as a disc or hoop
2. 
having the shape of a sphere or ball
3. 
curved; not angular
4. 
involving or using circular motion
5. (prenominal)
complete; entire
a round dozen
6. mathematics
a. 
forming or expressed by an integer or whole number, with no fraction
b. 
expressed to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand
in round figures
7. 
(of a sum of money) considerable; ample
8. 
fully depicted or developed, as a character in a book
9. 
full and plump
round cheeks
10. 
(of sound) full and sonorous
11. 
(of pace) brisk; lively
12. (prenominal)
(of speech) candid; straightforward; unmodified
a round assertion
13. 
(of a vowel) pronounced with rounded lips
noun
14. 
a round shape or object
15.  in the round
16. 
a session, as of a negotiation
a round of talks
17. 
a series, cycle, or sequence
a giddy round of parties
18.  the daily round
19. 
a stage of a competition
he was eliminated in the first round
20. (often plural)
a series of calls, esp in a set order
a doctor's rounds
a milkman's round
21. 
a playing of all the holes on a golf course
22. 
a single turn of play by each player, as in a card game
23. 
one of a number of periods constituting a boxing, wrestling, or other match, each usually lasting three minutes
24. archery
a specified number of arrows shot from a specified distance
25. 
a single discharge by a number of guns or a single gun
26. 
a bullet, blank cartridge, or other charge of ammunition
27. 
a number of drinks bought at one time for a group of people
28. 
a single slice of bread or toast or two slices making a single serving of sandwiches
29. 
a general outburst of applause, cheering, etc
30. 
movement in a circle or around an axis
31. music
a part song in which the voices follow each other at equal intervals at the same pitch
32. 
a sequence of bells rung in order of treble to tenor
Compare change (sense 29)
33. 
a dance in which the dancers move in a circle
34. 
a cut of beef from the thigh between the rump and the shank
35.  go the rounds
preposition
36. 
surrounding, encircling, or enclosing
a band round her head
37. 
on all or most sides of
to look round one
38. 
on or outside the circumference or perimeter of
the stands round the racecourse
39. 
situated at various points in
a lot of shelves round the house
40. 
from place to place in
driving round Ireland
41. 
somewhere in or near
to stay round the house
42. 
making a circuit or partial circuit about
the ring road round the town
43. 
reached by making a partial circuit about something
the shop round the corner
44. 
revolving round a centre or axis
the earth's motion round its axis
45. 
so as to have a basis in
the story is built round a good plot
adverb
46. 
on all or most sides
the garden is fenced all round
the crowd gathered round
47. 
on or outside the circumference or perimeter
the racing track is two miles round
48. 
in all directions from a point of reference
he owns the land for ten miles round
49. 
to all members of a group
pass the food round
50. 
in rotation or revolution
the wheels turn round
51. 
by a circuitous route
the road to the farm goes round by the pond
52. 
to a specific place
she came round to see me
53.  all year round
verb
54. 
to make or become round
55. (transitive)
to encircle; surround
56. 
to move or cause to move with circular motion
to round a bend
57. (transitive)
a. 
to pronounce (a speech sound) with rounded lips
b. 
to purse (the lips)

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Round

see synonyms of round
adjective
1. 
shaped like a ball; spherical; globular
2. 
a. 
shaped like a circle, ring, or disk; circular
b. 
shaped like a cylinder (in having a circular cross section); cylindrical
3. 
curved in shape like part of a sphere or circle
4. 
not angular; plump or stout
5. 
involving, or done in or with, a circular motion
a round dance
6. 
a. 
not lacking part; full; complete
a round dozen
b. 
completed; perfected
7. 
completed by progressing through a course which, as if circular, returns to the starting point
a round trip
8. 
constituting, or expressed by, a whole number, or integer; not fractional
9. 
expressed in units divisible by ten, one hundred, etc., rather than exactly
500 is a round number for 498, 503, etc.
10. 
large in amount, size, etc.; considerable
a round sum
11. 
mellow and full in tone; sonorous
rich round tones
12. 
brisk; vigorous and rapid
a round pace
13. 
outspoken; plain and blunt; straightforward
14.  Phonetics
articulated with the lips forming a circular or oval opening; rounded
a round vowel
noun
15. 
something round or rounded; thing or part that is spherical, globular, circular, curved, annular, or cylindrical
16. 
a. 
a rung of a ladder
b. 
a crossbar connecting the legs of a chair
17. 
the rounded part of the thigh of a beef animal, between the rump and the leg
18. 
movement in a circular course or about an axis
19. 
round dance
20. 
a series or succession of actions, events, etc. that is completed at, or as if at, the point where it began
a round of parties
21. 
the complete extent; whole range
the round of human beliefs
22.  [often pl.]
a regular, customary course or circuit, as by a watchman of a station, a doctor of hospital patients, a drinker of a number of bars, etc.
23. 
a single serving, as of drinks, to each of a group
24. 
a. 
a single shot from each of a number of rifles, artillery pieces, etc. fired together, or a shot from a single gun
see also salvo1
b. 
ammunition for a single shot; cartridge, shell, etc.
25. 
a single outburst, as of applause, cheering, etc.; salvo
26. 
a circular slice, as of bread
27.  Archery
a specified number of arrows shot at the target from a specified distance according to the rules
28.  Games and Sport
a single period or division of action, usually one of a series [a round of poker]
; specif.,
a.  Boxing
any of the timed periods of a fight; a round is now generally limited to three minutes, and the interval between rounds to one minute
b.  Golf
a number of holes as a unit of competition, esp. eighteen
29.  Music
a. 
a short song for two or more voices, in which the second starts when the first reaches the second phrase, etc. and upon concluding each voice begins again, as in a canon
b.  [pl.]
the ringing in sequence of a set of bells from the smallest to the largest, in change ringing
verb transitive
30. 
to make round
often with off
31. 
to deprive of angularity or make plump
usually with out
32. 
to express as a round number
usually with off
33. 
to complete; finish; perfect
usually with out or off
34. 
to make a circuit of; pass around
we rounded the island
35. 
to make a turn about
to round a corner
36. 
to cause to move in a circular course
37.  Rare
to encircle; surround
38.  Phonetics
to articulate with the lips forming a circular or oval opening
verb intransitive
39. 
to make a complete or partial circuit; move in a curved or circular course
40. 
a. 
to turn; reverse direction
b. 
to attack or oppose suddenly or unexpectedly; turn (on)
41. 
to become round or plump
often with out
42. 
to develop (into)
the talk rounded into a plan
adverb
43. 
around (sense 1) around (sense 3)
44. 
for each of several; to include all in a group
not enough to go round
45. 
by a circuitous course; in a roundabout way
46. 
with a rotating or revolving movement
preposition
47. 
around
verb transitive, verb intransitive
Obsolete
to whisper (to)

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Round

see synonyms of round
adj. round·er, round·est
1.
a. Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center: a round ball.
b. Moving in or forming a circle.
c. Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
d. Rather rounded in shape: the child's round face.
e. Full in physique; plump: a round figure.
2.
a. Linguistics Formed or articulated with the lips in a rounded shape: a round vowel.
b. Full in tone; sonorous.
3. Whole or complete; full: a round dozen.
4.
a. Mathematics Having been rounded.
b. Not exact, especially when expressed as a multiple of 10; approximate: a round estimate.
5. Large; considerable: a round sum of money.
6. Brought to satisfactory conclusion or completion; finished.
7.
a. Outspoken; blunt: a round scolding.
b. Done with full force; unrestrained: gave me a round thrashing.
n.
1.
a. Something, such as a circle, disk, globe, or ring, that is round.
b. A circle formed of various things.
c. Movement around a circle or about an axis.
2. A rung or crossbar, as one on a ladder or chair.
3. A cut of beef from the part of the thigh between the rump and the shank.
4. An assembly of people; a group.
5. A round dance.
6.
a. A complete course, succession, or series: a round of parties; a round of negotiations.
b. often rounds A course of customary or prescribed actions, duties, or places: physicians' rounds.
7. A complete range or extent.
8. One drink for each person in a gathering or group: Let me buy the next round.
9. A single outburst, as of applause or cheering.
10.
a. A single shot or volley.
b. Ammunition for a single shot or volley.
11. A specified number of arrows shot from a specified distance to a target in archery.
12. Sports & Games A unit of play that occupies a specified time, constitutes a certain number of plays, or allows each player a turn, especially the 18-hole sequence played in golf or one of the periods in a boxing match.
13. Music A composition for two or more voices in which each voice enters at a different time with the same melody.
v. round·ed, round·ing, rounds
v.tr.
1. To make round or curved: rounded his lips in surprise; rounded off the end of the board.
2. Linguistics To pronounce with rounded lips; labialize.
3. To fill out; make plump.
4. To bring to completion or perfection; finish. Often used with out or off: The new dog rounded out our household. The speaker rounded off his lecture with a joke.
5. Mathematics To approximate (a real number) by a nearby rational number with a specified level of precision. When rounded to the nearest hundred, 286 becomes 300. When rounded to the nearest tenth, 1.63 becomes 1.6.
6.
a. To make a turn about or to the other side of: rounded a bend in the road.
b. To make a complete circuit of; go or pass around: rounded the entire peninsula.
7. Archaic To encompass; surround:
v.intr.
1. To become round or curved.
2. To take a circular course; complete or partially complete a circuit: racecars rounding into the final lap.
3. To turn about, as on an axis: rounded and came back across the field.
4. To become filled out or plump.
5. To develop into satisfactory completion or perfection: is rounding into a fine quarterback.
adv.
1. In a circular progression or movement; around.
2. With revolutions: wheels moving round.
3. To a specific place or person: called round for the pastor; sent round for the veterinarian.
prep.
1. Around.
2. From the beginning to the end of; throughout: a plant that grows round the year.
tr.v. round·ed, round·ing, rounds
Archaic
To whisper.

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