Definition of Rounds
1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English dot=) for a descendant of a round or fat person. ¹
2. Noun. (plural of round) ¹
3. Noun. The practice of medical doctors visiting patients in a hospital according to a predetermined order. ¹
4. Noun. A route taken by someone in authority (e.g., patrol rounds taken by a night watchman). ¹
5. Verb. (third-person singular of round) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Rounds
1. round [v] - See also: round
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Literary usage of Rounds
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Library Annual: Including Index to Dates of Current Events (1914)
"Mr 5 Georges Carpentier knocks out "Cyclone" Smith i rounds. Nice, France. ... Mr 17 Joe Jeanette defeats Jack Reed 4 rounds, stopped. NY City. ..."
2. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1898)
"The trial commenced with a series of ten rounds, the result of which showed that the ... Thirty-six rounds were fired in four minutes forty-seven seconds, ..."
3. A New Manual of Method by Alfred Hezekiah Garlick (1896)
"HOW TO TEACH Rounds. "The practice of teaching rounds is most valuable and ... Rounds are the happiest possible means of bridging the chasm between unison ..."
4. Tactics by William Balck (1911)
"This is an average of 2 rounds per man, per minute. The Turks took more advantage of the rapidity of fire of their rifles than did the Russians. ..."
5. Hand-book for Active Service: Containing Practical Instructions in Campaign by Egbert Ludovicus Viele (1861)
"Turn out the guard; grand rounds/" Upon which the guard will be drawn up at shouldered arms. ... The sergeant of the grand rounds answers, "Grand rounds! ..."
6. China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c. by Breton (Jean Baptiste Joseph), Henri-Léonard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin (1813)
"They interrogate- whomsoever they meet in their rounds ; and if they receive satisfactory answers, let them pass through a wicket fixed' to the barrier. ..."