well-rounded

play
adjective well-round·ed \ ˈwel-ˈrau̇n-dəd \

Definition of well-rounded

:fully or broadly developed: such as
a :having a broad educational background
  • schools that turn out well-rounded graduates
b :comprehensive
  • a well-rounded program of activities

First Known Use of well-rounded

1823


WELL-ROUNDED Defined for English Language Learners

well-rounded

play
adjective

Definition of well-rounded for English Language Learners

  • : educated in many different subjects

  • : including many different things : having a lot of variety



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up well-rounded? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a ram's-horn trumpet used in Judaism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!