Definition of Round

1. Noun. A charge of ammunition for a single shot.

Exact synonyms: One Shot, Unit Of Ammunition
Generic synonyms: Ammo, Ammunition

2. Verb. Wind around; move along a circular course. "Round the bend"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

3. Adjective. Having a circular shape.

4. Adverb. From beginning to end; throughout. "Frigid weather the year around"
Exact synonyms: Around

5. Noun. An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs. "The never-ending cycle of the seasons"
Exact synonyms: Cycle, Rhythm
Generic synonyms: Interval, Time Interval
Terms within: Phase, Phase Angle
Derivative terms: Cycle, Cycle, Cycle, Cyclic, Rhythmic

6. Verb. Make round. "Round the edges"
Exact synonyms: Round Off, Round Out
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape
Specialized synonyms: Purse
Derivative terms: Rounder

7. Adjective. (of sounds) full and rich. "Pear-shaped vowels"
Exact synonyms: Orotund, Pear-shaped, Rotund
Similar to: Full
Derivative terms: Roundness

8. Noun. A regular route for a sentry or policeman. "In the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
Exact synonyms: Beat
Generic synonyms: Itinerary, Path, Route

9. Verb. Pronounce with rounded lips.
Exact synonyms: Labialise, Labialize
Generic synonyms: Articulate, Enounce, Enunciate, Pronounce, Say, Sound Out

10. Adjective. (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand. "In round numbers"
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Similar to: Inexact
Derivative terms: Roundness

11. Noun. (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order). "We enjoyed our round of the local bars"
Generic synonyms: Call
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

12. Verb. Attack in speech or writing. "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

13. Noun. The activity of playing 18 holes of golf. "A round of golf takes about 4 hours"
Exact synonyms: Round Of Golf
Generic synonyms: Golf, Golf Game

14. Verb. Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state. "Polish your social manners"
Exact synonyms: Brush Up, Polish, Polish Up, Round Off
Generic synonyms: Hone, Perfect
Derivative terms: Polish

15. Noun. The usual activities in your day. "The doctor made his rounds"
Exact synonyms: Daily Round
Generic synonyms: Habitude

16. Verb. Express as a round number. "Round off the amount"
Exact synonyms: Round Down, Round Off, Round Out
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

17. Noun. (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive.
Exact synonyms: Bout, Turn
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Division, Part, Section
Specialized synonyms: Top, Top Of The Inning, Bottom, Bottom Of The Inning
Group relationships: Period Of Play, Play, Playing Period

18. Verb. Become round, plump, or shapely. "The young woman is fleshing out"
Exact synonyms: Fill Out, Flesh Out
Generic synonyms: Gain, Put On

19. Noun. The course along which communications spread. "The story is going the rounds in Washington"
Generic synonyms: Course, Path, Track

20. Noun. A serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic). "He ordered a second round"
Exact synonyms: Round Of Drinks
Generic synonyms: Helping, Portion, Serving

21. Noun. A cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg.
Generic synonyms: Cut Of Beef
Terms within: Round Steak

22. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Troll
Generic synonyms: Partsong
Derivative terms: Troll

23. Noun. An outburst of applause. "There was a round of applause"
Generic synonyms: Applause, Clapping, Hand Clapping

24. Noun. A crosspiece between the legs of a chair.
Exact synonyms: Rung, Stave
Generic synonyms: Crosspiece
Group relationships: Folding Chair, Feeding Chair, Highchair, Rocker, Rocking Chair, Side Chair, Straight Chair
Derivative terms: Stave

25. Noun. Any circular or rotating mechanism. "The machine punched out metal circles"
Exact synonyms: Circle
Specialized synonyms: Disc, Disk
Generic synonyms: Rotating Mechanism
Derivative terms: Circular, Circulate

Definition of Round

1. v. i. & t. To whisper.

2. a. 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.

3. n. Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. "The golden round" [the crown].

4. adv. On all sides; around.

5. prep. 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.

6. v. t. 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.

7. v. i. To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.

Definition of Round

1. Adjective. Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction. ¹

2. Adjective. Spherical; shaped like a ball; having a circular cross-section in more than one direction. ¹

3. Adjective. Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves. ¹

4. Adjective. Plump ¹

5. Adjective. Complete, whole, not lacking. ¹

6. Adjective. (context: of a number) Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero. ¹

7. Adjective. (linguistics) Pronounced with the lips drawn together. ¹

8. Noun. A circular object. ¹

9. Noun. A circular or repetitious route; hospital rounds. ¹

10. Noun. An general outburst from a group of people at an event. ¹

11. Noun. A song that is sung by groups of people with each subset of people starting at a different time. ¹

12. Noun. A serving of something; a portion of something to each person in a group. ¹

13. Noun. A single individual portion or dose of medicine. ¹

14. Noun. (arts) A long-bristled, circular-headed paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting. ¹

15. Noun. A firearm cartridge, bullet, or any individual ammunition projectile. Originally referring to the spherical projectile ball of a smoothbore firearm. Compare round shot and solid shot. ¹

16. Noun. (sports) One of the specified pre-determined segments of the total time of a sport event, such as a boxing or wrestling match, during which contestants compete before being signaled to stop. ¹

17. Noun. (sports) A stage in a competition. ¹

18. Noun. (sports) In some sports, e.g. golf or showjumping: one complete way around the course. ¹

19. Noun. (context: engineering drafting CAD) A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an outside edge, added for a finished appearance and to soften sharp edges. ¹

20. Noun. A strip of material with a circular face that covers an edge, gap, or crevice for decorative, sanitary, or security purposes. ¹

21. Noun. (context: butchery) The hindquarters of a bovine. ¹

22. Noun. (dated) A rung, as of a ladder. ¹

23. Preposition. (rare in US) Alternative form of around. ¹

24. Adverb. Alternative form of around. ¹

25. Verb. (transitive) To shape something into a curve. ¹

26. Verb. (intransitive) To become shaped into a curve. ¹

27. Verb. (context: with "out") To finish; to complete; to fill out. ¹

28. Verb. (intransitive) To approximate a number, especially a decimal number by the closest whole number. ¹

29. Verb. (transitive) To turn past a boundary. ¹

30. Verb. (intransitive) To turn and attack someone or something (used with ''on''). ¹

31. Verb. (transitive baseball) To advance to home plate. ¹

32. Verb. (transitive) To go round, pass, go past ¹

33. Verb. (intransitive archaic or dialectal Northern England Scotland) To speak in a low tone; whisper; speak secretly; take counsel. ¹

34. Verb. (transitive archaic or dialectal Northern England Scotland) To address or speak to in a whisper, utter in a whisper. ¹

35. Noun. (archaic or dialectal Northern England Scotland) A whisper; whispering. ¹

36. Noun. (archaic or dialectal Northern England Scotland) Discourse; song. ¹

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Definition of Round

1. shaped like a sphere [adj ROUNDER, ROUNDEST] / to make round [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: round

Medical Definition of Round

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. "Moses . . . Set them [The elders] round about the tabernacle." To come round, to gain the consent of, or circumvent, (a person) by flattery or deception. 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. "Worms with many feet, which round themselves into balls, are bred chiefly under logs of timber." (Bacon) "The figures on our modern medals are raised and rounded to a very great perfection." (Addison) 2. To surround; to encircle; to encompass. "The inclusive verge Of golden metal that must round my brow." (Shak) 3. To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion. "We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep." (Shak) 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 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. To collect together (cattle) by riding around them, as on cattle ranches. Origin: Rounded; Rounding. To whisper. "The Bishop of Glasgow rounding in his ear, "Ye are not a wise man," . . . He rounded likewise to the bishop, and said, "Wherefore brought ye me here?"" (Calderwood) Origin: From Roun. 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. "The big, round tears." "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. "Their round haunches gored." 4. Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; said of numbers. "Pliny put a round number near the truth, rather than the fraction." (Arbuthnot) 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. Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, making the opening more or less round in shape; rounded; labialized; labial. 8. Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath. "The round assertion." "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, rapidly. 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. Round bodies, one turn of a rope round a timber, a belaying pin, etc. To bring up with a round turn, to stop abruptly. Synonym: Circular, spherical, globular, globase, orbicular, orbed, cylindrical, full, plump, rotund. Origin: OF. Roond, roont, reond, F. Rond, fr. L. Rotundus, fr. Rota wheel. See Rotary, and cf. Rotund, roundel, Rundlet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Round

round-bottom flask
round-bottomed flask
round-bottomed flasks
round-headed leek
round-leaved rein orchid

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