Pronunciation: round
v. i. & t.1.To whisper.
a.1.Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical; circular; having a form approaching a spherical or a circular shape; orbicular; globular; as, a round ball.
Upon the firm opacous globe
Of this round world.
- Milton.
2.Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round.
3.Having a curved outline or form; especially, one like the arc of a circle or an ellipse, or a portion of the surface of a sphere; rotund; bulging; protuberant; not angular or pointed; as, a round arch; round hills.
4.Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; - said of numbers.
5.Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price.
Three thousand ducats; 'tis a good round sum.
- Shak.
Round was their pace at first, but slackened soon.
- Tennyson.
6.Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note.
7.(Phonetics) Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, making the opening more or less round in shape; rounded; labialized; labial. See Guide to Pronunciation, 11.
8.Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath.
Sir Toby, I must be round with you.
- Shak.
9.Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; - said of style, or of authors with reference to their style.
In his satires Horace is quick, round, and pleasant.
- Peacham.
10.Complete and consistent; fair; just; - applied to conduct.
Round dealing is the honor of man's nature.
- Bacon.
At a round rate
In round numbers
approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, etc.; as, a bin holding 99 or 101 bushels may be said to hold in round numbers 100 bushels.
- Dryden.
Round bodies
(Geom.) the sphere right cone, and right cylinder.
Round clam
(Zool.) the quahog.
Round dance
one which is danced by couples with a whirling or revolving motion, as the waltz, polka, etc.
Round game
a game, as of cards, in which each plays on his own account.
Round hand
a style of penmanship in which the letters are formed in nearly an upright position, and each separately distinct; - distinguished from running hand.
Round robin
a - A written petition, memorial, remonstrance, protest, etc., the signatures to which are made in a circle so as not to indicate who signed first.
b - (Zool.) The cigar fish.
- De Quincey.
Round shot
a solid spherical projectile for ordnance.
Round Table
the table about which sat King Arthur and his knights. See Knights of the Round Table, under Knight.
Round tower
one of certain lofty circular stone towers, tapering from the base upward, and usually having a conical cap or roof, which crowns the summit, - found chiefly in Ireland. They are of great antiquity, and vary in heigh from thirty-five to one hundred and thiry feet.
Round trot
one in which the horse throws out his feet roundly; a full, brisk, quick trot.
Round turn
(Naut.) one turn of a rope round a timber, a belaying pin, etc.
- Addison.
To bring up with a round turn
to stop abruptly.
n.1.Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. "The golden round" [the crown].
In labyrinth of many a round self-rolled.
- Milton.
2.A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution; as, the round of the seasons; a round of pleasures.
3.A course ending where it began; a circuit; a beat; especially, one freguently or regulary traversed; also, the act of traversing a circuit; as, a watchman's round; the rounds of the postman.
4.A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
the trivial round, the common task.
- Keble.
5.(Mining, Tunneling) One work cycle, consisting of drilling blast holes, loading them with explosive, blasting, mucking out, and, if necessary, installing temporary support.
6.A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.
7.A complete set of plays in a game or contest covering a standard number of individual plays or parts; as, a round of golf; a round of tennis.
8.One set of games in a tournament.
9.The time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout.
10.A circular dance.
11.That which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause.
12.Rotation, as in office; succession.
13.The step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair.
14.(Mil.) A walk performed by a guard or an officer round the rampart of a garrison, or among sentinels, to see that the sentinels are faithful and all things safe; also, the guard or officer, with his attendants, who performs this duty; - usually in the plural.
15.(Mus.) A short vocal piece, resembling a catch in which three or four voices follow each other round in a species of canon in the unison.
16.A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.
17.A vessel filled, as for drinking; as, to drink a round od ale together.
18.An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians.
19.(Naut.) See Roundtop.
20.Same as Round of beef, below.
Gentlemen of the round
a - Gentlemen soldiers of low rank who made the rounds. See 10 (a), above.
b - Disbanded soldiers who lived by begging.
adv.1.On all sides; around.
Round he throws his baleful eyes.
- Milton.
2.Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one's position; as, to turn one's head round; a wheel turns round.
3.In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round.
4.From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, - that is, to change sides or opinions.
5.By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point.
6.Through a circle, as of friends or houses.
The invitations were sent round accordingly.
- Sir W. Scott.
7.Roundly; fully; vigorously.
All round
over the whole place; in every direction.
of general capacity; as, an all-round man.
To bring one round
a - To cause one to change his opinions or line of conduct
b - To restore one to health
prep.1.On every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people atood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass.
The serpent Error twines round human hearts.
- Cowper.
Round about
an emphatic form for round or about.
To come round
to gain the consent of, or circumvent, (a person) by flattery or deception.
- Num. xi. 24.
v. t.1.To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to round the edges of anything.
[imp. & p. p. Rounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Rounding.]
2.To surround; to encircle; to encompass.
3.To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion.
4.To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn.
5.To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing.
To round in
(Naut.) To haul up; usually, to haul the slack of (a rope) through its leading block, or to haul up (a tackle which hangs loose) by its fall.
b - To collect together (cattle) by riding around them, as on cattle ranches<- round up ->
- Totten.
v. i.1.To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.
2.To go round, as a guard.
They . . . nightly rounding walk.
- Milton.
3.To go or turn round; to wheel about.
To round to
(Naut.) to turn the head of a ship toward the wind.
Noun1.Roundround - a charge of ammunition for a single shot
2.round - an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the neverending cycle of the seasons"
Synonyms: cycle, rhythm
3.round - a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
Synonyms: beat
4.round - (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.round - the activity of playing 18 holes of golf; "a round of golf takes about 4 hours"
Synonyms: round of golf
6.round - the usual activities in your day; "the doctor made his rounds"
Synonyms: daily round
7.round - (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive
Synonyms: bout, turn
8.round - the course along which communications spread; "the story is going the rounds in Washington"
9.round - a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); "he ordered a second round"
Synonyms: round of drinks
10.round - a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg
11.round - 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"
Synonyms: troll
12.round - an outburst of applause; "there was a round of applause"
13.Roundround - a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
Synonyms: rung, stave
14.round - any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"
Synonyms: circle
Verb1.round - wind around; move along a circular course; "round the bend"
2.round - make round; "round the edges"
Synonyms: round off, round out
3.round - be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"
4.round - pronounce with rounded lips
Synonyms: labialise, labialize
5.round - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
6.round - bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners"
7.round - express as a round number; "round off the amount"
8.round - become round, plump, or shapely; "The young woman is fleshing out"
Synonyms: flesh out, fill out
Adj.1.round - having a circular shape
Synonyms: circular
square - having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle; "a square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner"
2.round - (of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"
3.round - (of numbers) to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand; "in round numbers"
Adv.1.round - from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"
Synonyms: around
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Translate Round to Spanish, Translate Round to German, Translate Round to French
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Round about
round angle
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Round bodies
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Round game
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round kumquat
round ligament of the uterus
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