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round

adjective

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1 having every part of the surface the same distance from the center
  • round billiard balls
  • the earth is not perfectly round

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2 having an excess of body fat
  • a round little grandmother who was a natural to play Mrs. Claus

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3 marked by conspicuously full and rich sounds or tones
  • an organ with a beautifully round sound

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4 being neither more nor less than a certain amount, number, or extent
  • a round dozen eggs

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round

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of round (Entry 2 of 5)

1 from beginning to end
  • people working there all year round

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2 on all sides or in every direction
  • gather round and listen to my story

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3 toward the opposite direction
  • turned round to see who was calling out

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round

noun

Synonyms of round (Entry 3 of 5)

1 a circular strip
  • a round of steel to reinforce the wooden beam

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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

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3 something with a perfectly round circumference
  • use a cookie cutter to make the rounds of dough

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Synonyms of round (Entry 4 of 5)

in random positions within the boundaries of
  • talked to voters round the city

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round

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of round (Entry 5 of 5)

1 to form into a round compact mass
  • carefully rounded the dough and placed it on a cookie tray

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2 to travel completely around
  • a monorail for visitors that rounds the park

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3 to turn away from a straight line or course
  • rounded on the track and headed for the finish line

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“Round.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/round. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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