round out

verb

Definition of round out

transitive verb

: to bring to completion or fullness : finish out round out my quartet of Americana with an autobiography— E. A. Weeks the republic had rounded out a century of independence— Sidney Warren

intransitive verb

: to grow round or plump

First Known Use of round out

1856, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for round out

round entry 6

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More About round out

Time Traveler for round out

Time Traveler

The first known use of round out was in 1856

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near round out

round off

round out

round pompano

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for round out

Cite this Entry

“Round out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/round%20out. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on round out

Britannica English: Translation of round out for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!