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round

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of round

  1. 1 having every part of the surface the same distance from the center <round golf balls> <the earth is not perfectly round> Synonyms global, globular, spherical Related Words annular, circular, disciform, discoid, discoidal, disklike, hooplike, ringlike; curved, looped, spiral; balled, bulbous, rotund, rounded, roundish; cylindrical (also cylindric), elliptical (or elliptic), oblong, oval, ovate, ovoid (also ovoidal) Antonyms nonspherical

  2. 2 having an excess of body fat <a round little grandmother who was a natural to play Mrs. Claus> Synonyms blubbery, chubby, corpulent, fleshy, full, gross, lardy, obese, overweight, plump, podgy [chiefly British], portly, pudgy, replete, roly-poly, rotund, fat, tubbyRelated Words beefy, bulky, chunky, heavy, heavyset, plumpish, stocky, stout, thick, thickset, weighty; brawny, burly, hefty, husky; dumpy, squat, stubby; hippy, paunchy, potbellied; flabby, soft; ample, buxom, corn-fed, ripe, zaftig (also zoftig); endomorphicNear Antonyms angular, bony (also boney), gaunt, lank, lanky, rawboned, sinewy; cadaverous, emaciated, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted; puny, scraggy, scrawny, slight; rangy, reedy, spindling, spindly, stringy, svelte, sylphlike, twiggy, waspish, weedy, willowy; ectomorphic; anorexicAntonyms lean, skinny, slender, slim, spare, thin

  3. 3 marked by conspicuously full and rich sounds or tones <an organ with a beautifully round sound> Synonyms golden, orotund, plangent, resounding, reverberant, reverberating, reverberative, ringing, rotund, resonant, sonorous, vibrantRelated Words deep, full, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellow, plummy, rich; loud, powerful, stentorian, thundering, thunderousNear Antonyms cavernous, hollow; faint, low, murmurous, muted, smothered, soft, weak; thin, tinny

  4. 4 being neither more nor less than a certain amount, number, or extent <a round dozen eggs> Synonyms exact, flat, precise, evenNear Antonyms approximate, comparative, near, relative; imprecise




round

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of round

  1. 1 from beginning to end <people working there all year round> Synonyms around, over, through, throughout

  2. 2 on all sides or in every direction <gather round and listen to my story> Synonyms about, aroundRelated Words all over, everyplace, everywhere; abroad, afloat, hereabouts (or hereabout)

  3. 3 toward the opposite direction <turned round to see who was calling out> Synonyms about, back, backward (or backwards), aroundRelated Words behind, down, downward (or downwards), rearward (also rearwards); obversely, reversely; across, athwart, counter, counterclockwise, widdershins (also withershins)Near Antonyms clockwise, deasil




round

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of round

  1. 1 a circular strip <a round of steel to reinforce the wooden beam> Synonyms band, circle, eye, hoop, loop, {h,1}ringRelated Words belt, cincture, collar, girdle; wreath; annulet, becket, coil, curl, furl, hank, spiral, spire, twirl, whorl

  2. 2 a series of events or actions that repeat themselves regularly and in the same order <a busy round of parties during the holiday season> Synonyms circle, merry-go-round, cycle, wheel, zodiacRelated Words pattern, syndrome; course, development, progression, run; beat, circuit, loop, ring; rotation, revolution, turn, turnover; chain, sequence, series, string, succession, train

  3. 3 something with a perfectly round circumference <use a cookie cutter to make the rounds of dough> Synonyms cirque, ring, circle, roundelRelated Words circlet, ringlet; ellipse, loop, oval; ball, globe, orb, sphere




round

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of round

  1. in random positions within the boundaries of <talked to voters round the city> Synonyms about, across, over, around, through, throughoutRelated Words on




round

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of round

  1. 1 to form into a round compact mass <carefully rounded the dough and placed it on a cookie tray> Synonyms agglomerate, ball, roll, wadRelated Words bunch, clump, lump; bead, pearl, pellet, pelletize; sphereNear Antonyms flatten, open, smooth, spread, unfoldAntonyms unroll

  2. 2 to travel completely around <a monorail for visitors that rounds the park> Synonyms circle, circuit, circumnavigate, circumvent, compass, girdle, orbit, ring, encircleRelated Words circumambulate, cross, perambulate, traverse

  3. 3 to turn away from a straight line or course <rounded on the track and headed for the finish line> Synonyms arc, arch, bend, bow, crook, fall off, hook, curve, sweep, swerve, trend, wheelRelated Words circle, coil, curlicue, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; deviate, veerAntonyms straighten




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