round


1round

adjective \rand\

: shaped like a circle or ball

: shaped like a cylinder

: having curves rather than angles

Full Definition of ROUND

1
a (1) :  having every part of the surface or circumference equidistant from the center (2) :  cylindrical <a round peg>
b :  approximately round <a round face>
2
:  well filled out :  plump, shapely
3
a :  complete, full <a round dozen> <a round ton>
b :  approximately correct; especially :  exact only to a specific decimal or place <use the round number 1400 for the exact figure 1411>
c :  substantial in amount :  ample <a good round price — T. B. Costain>
4
:  direct in utterance :  outspoken <a round denunciation>
5
:  moving in or forming a circle
6
a :  brought to completion or perfection :  finished
b :  presented with lifelike fullness or vividness
7
:  delivered with a swing of the arm <a round blow>
8
a :  having full or unimpeded resonance or tone :  sonorous
b :  pronounced with rounded lips :  labialized
9
:  of or relating to handwriting predominantly curved rather than angular
round·ness \ˈran(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of ROUND

  1. The baby has a round face.
  2. the owl's big, round eyes
  3. a shirt with a round collar

Origin of ROUND

Middle English, from Anglo-French rund, reund, from Latin rotundus — more at rotund
First Known Use: 14th century

2round

adverb

: from beginning to end

Full Definition of ROUND

:  around

Examples of ROUND

  1. <people working there all year round>
  2. <gather round and listen to my story>

First Known Use of ROUND

14th century

Related to ROUND

3round

noun

: one of a series of similar events

: a series of similar actions, events, or things

: a regular series of activities

Full Definition of ROUND

1
a :  something (as a circle, globe, or ring) that is round
b (1) :  a knot of people
(2) :  a circle of things
2
:  round dance 1
3
:  a musical canon in which each part begins on the same note and is continuously repeated
4
a :  a rung of a ladder or a chair
b :  a rounded molding
5
a :  a circling or circuitous path or course
b :  motion in a circle or a curving path
6
a :  a route or circuit habitually covered (as by a security guard or police officer)
b :  a series of similar or customary calls or stops <making the rounds of his friends — Current Biography>; especially :  a series of regularly scheduled professional calls on hospital patients made by a doctor or nurse —usually used in plural
7
:  a drink of liquor apiece served at one time to each person in a group <I'll buy the next round>
8
:  a sequence of recurring routine or repetitive actions or events <went about my round of chores> <the newest round of talks>
9
:  a period of time that recurs in a fixed pattern <the daily round>
10
a :  one shot fired by a weapon or by each man in a military unit
b :  a unit of ammunition consisting of the parts necessary to fire one shot
11
a :  a unit of action in a contest or game which comprises a stated period, covers a prescribed distance, includes a specified number of plays, or gives each player one turn
b :  a division of a tournament in which each contestant plays an opponent
12
:  a prolonged burst (as of applause)
13
a :  a cut of meat (as beef) especially between the rump and the lower leg — see beef illustration
b :  a slice of food <a round of bread>
14
:  a rounded or curved part
in the round
1
:  in full sculptured form unattached to a background
2
:  with an inclusive or comprehensive view or representation
3
:  with a center stage surrounded by an audience <a play presented in the round>

Examples of ROUND

  1. <a round of steel to reinforce the wooden beam>
  2. <a busy round of parties during the holiday season>

First Known Use of ROUND

14th century

Related to ROUND

4round

verb

Definition of ROUND

transitive verb
1
a :  to make round
b (1) :  to make (the lips) round and protruded (as in the pronunciation of \ü\)
(2) :  to pronounce with lip rounding :  labialize
2
a :  go around
b :  to pass part of the way around
4
:  to bring to completion or perfection —often used with off or out
5
:  to express as a round number —often used with off <11.3572 rounded off to two decimal places becomes 11.36>
intransitive verb
1
a :  to become round, plump, or shapely
b :  to reach fullness or completion
2
:  to follow a winding course :  bend
round on
:  to turn against :  assail

First Known Use of ROUND

14th century

5round

preposition

: all during

Full Definition of ROUND

1
:  around
2
:  all during :  throughout <round the year>

Examples of ROUND

  1. <talked to voters round the city>

First Known Use of ROUND

1602

Related to ROUND

Synonyms
about, across, over, around, through, throughout

6round

transitive verb

Definition of ROUND

1
archaic :  whisper
2
archaic :  to speak to in a whisper

Origin of ROUND

alteration of Middle English rounen, from Old English rūnian; akin to Old English rūn mystery — more at rune
First Known Use: circa 1529

round

intransitive verb \ˈrand\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ROUND

: to go on rounds

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