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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 of round global, globular, spherical Words Related to round 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 of round nonspherical

  2. 2 having an excess of body fat a round little grandmother who was a natural to play Mrs. Claus Synonyms of round blubbery, chubby, corpulent, fleshy, full, gross, lardy, obese, overweight, plump, podgy [chiefly British], portly, pudgy, replete, roly-poly, rotund, fat, tubbyWords Related to round 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 of round 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 of round 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 of round golden, orotund, plangent, resounding, reverberant, reverberating, reverberative, ringing, rotund, resonant, sonorous, vibrantWords Related to round deep, full, mellifluent, mellifluous, mellow, plummy, rich; loud, powerful, stentorian, thundering, thunderousNear Antonyms of round 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 of round exact, flat, precise, evenNear Antonyms of round 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 of round around, over, through, throughout

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

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


round

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of round

  1. 1 a circular strip a round of steel to reinforce the wooden beam Synonyms of round band, circle, eye, hoop, loop, ringWords Related to round 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 of round circle, merry-go-round, cycle, wheel, zodiacWords Related to round 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 of round cirque, ring, circle, roundelWords Related to round 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 of round about, across, over, around, through, throughoutWords Related to round 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 of round agglomerate, ball, roll, wadWords Related to round bunch, clump, lump; bead, pearl, pellet, pelletize; sphereNear Antonyms of round flatten, open, smooth, spread, unfoldAntonyms of round unroll

  2. 2 to travel completely around a monorail for visitors that rounds the park Synonyms of round circle, circuit, circumnavigate, circumvent, compass, girdle, orbit, ring, encircleWords Related to round 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 of round arc, arch, bend, bow, crook, fall off, hook, curve, sweep, swerve, trend, wheelWords Related to round circle, coil, curlicue, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; deviate, veerAntonyms of round straighten



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