Definitions for Roundraʊnd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
roundraʊnd(adj.; n.; adv.; prep.; v.)round•er, round•est
(adj.)having a flat, circular form, as a disk or hoop.
curved like part of a circle, as an outline.
having a circular cross section, as a cylinder.
spherical or globular, as a ball.
shaped like part of a sphere; hemispherical.
consisting of full, curved lines or shapes, as handwriting or parts of the body.
executed with or involving circular motion.
full or complete:
a round dozen.
noting, formed, or expressed by an integer or whole number with no fraction.
expressed, given, or exact to the nearest multiple or power of ten:
in round numbers.
a round sum of money.
brought to completeness or perfection.
fully delineated or developed, as a character in fiction.
full and sonorous, as sound.
straightforward, plain, or candid:
a round scolding.
(n.)any round shape or object.
something circular in cross section, as a rung of a ladder.
Sometimes, rounds. a completed course of time, series of events or operations, etc., ending at a point corresponding to that at the beginning.
any complete course, series, or succession:
a round of talks.
Often, rounds. a going around from place to place, as in a habitual circuit:
a doctor's rounds.
a completed course or spell of activity, commonly one of a series:
a round of bridge
a single outburst, as of applause or cheers.
a single discharge of shot by each of a number of guns, rifles, etc.
a single discharge by one firearm.
a charge of ammunition for a single shot.
a single serving, esp. of drink, to everyone present.
movement in a circle or around an axis.
a cut of beef from the thigh, below the rump and above the leg.
a short musical canon at the unison, in which the voices enter at equally spaced intervals of time.
Category: Music and Dance
a specified number of arrows shot from a specified distance from the target in archery.
one of a series of three-minute periods making up a boxing match.
a playing of a complete golf course.
(adv.)throughout or from the beginning to the end of a recurring period of time:
all year round.
Also, 'round. around.
(prep.)throughout (a period of time):
a resort visited round the year.
It happened round noon.
(v.t.)to make round.
to free from angularity; fill out symmetrically.
to bring to completeness or perfection; finish (often fol. by off or out).
to make a turn or partial circuit around or to the other side of:
to round a corner.
to make a complete circuit of; pass completely around.
to make the opening at (the lips) relatively round or pursed. to pronounce (a speech sound, esp. a vowel) with rounded lips.
to express as a round number, esp. to replace by the nearest multiple of 10, with 5 being increased to the next highest multiple (often fol. by off):
15,837 can be rounded off to 15,840.
to encircle or surround.
(v.i.)to become round, plump, or free from angularity (often fol. by out).
to develop to completeness or perfection.
to make a turn or a partial or complete circuit around something.
to turn around as on an axis:
to round on one's heels.
to reduce the number of digits to the right of a decimal point by dropping the final digit and adding 1 to the next preceding digit if the digit dropped was 5 or more.
round to, to turn a sailing vessel in the direction from which the wind is blowing.
Category: Navy, Verb Phrase
round up, to drive or bring (cattle, sheep, etc.) together. to assemble; gather:
to round up all the evidence.
Category: Verb Phrase, Animal Husbandry
Idioms for round:
in the round, (of a theater) having a stage completely surrounded by seats for the audience. in the style of theater-in-the-round. in complete detail; from all aspects. (of sculpture) not attached to a supporting background; freestanding.
Category: Idiom, Showbiz, Fine Arts
Origin of round:
1250–1300; (adj.) ME ro(u)nd < OF, s. of ront, earlier reont < VL *retundus, for L rotundus (see rotund ); (n.) ME, partly der. of the adj., partly < OF rond, ronde (der. of ront); (v.) ME, der. of the adj.; (adv. and prep.) ME, appar. aph. form of around
Origin of round:
bef. 1000; ME rounen, OE rūnian, der. of rūn a secret, rune1
round, unit of ammunition, one shot(noun)
a charge of ammunition for a single shot
cycle, rhythm, round(noun)
an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
"the never-ending cycle of the seasons"
a regular route for a sentry or policeman
"in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
(often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order)
"the doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning"; "the postman's rounds"; "we enjoyed our round of the local bars"
round of golf, round(noun)
the activity of playing 18 holes of golf
"a round of golf takes about 4 hours"
round, daily round(noun)
the usual activities in your day
"the doctor made his rounds"
turn, bout, round(noun)
(sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
the course along which communications spread
"the story is going the rounds in Washington"
round, round of drinks(noun)
a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)
"he ordered a second round"
a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg
a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time
"they enjoyed singing rounds"
an outburst of applause
"there was a round of applause"
rung, round, stave(noun)
a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
any circular or rotating mechanism
"the machine punched out metal circles"
having a circular shape
orotund, rotund, round, pear-shaped(adj)
(of sounds) full and rich
"orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"
(mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand
"in round numbers"
wind around; move along a circular course
"round the bend"
round, round out, round off(verb)
"round the edges"
round, labialize, labialise(verb)
pronounce with rounded lips
attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault(verb)
attack in speech or writing
"The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
polish, round, round off, polish up, brush up(verb)
bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
"polish your social manners"
round off, round down, round out, round(verb)
express as a round number
"round off the amount"
round, flesh out, fill out(adverb)
become round, plump, or shapely
"The young woman is fleshing out"
from beginning to end; throughout
"It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
in the shape of a ball or circle
a round, orange fruit; The cookies are round.
having a curved shape
an old man with round shoulders
one of several parts of competition, election, or other process
the first round of the competition; the next round of voting
a number of alcoholic drinks bought for a group of people
I'm buying the next round.
an act of clapping to show appreciation
The audience gave the speaker a round of applause.
to go around sth
He rounded the corner and ran into someone.
people standing round waiting; The wheels were turning round and round.; She turned round to see who it was.; We walked round the estate.; Tie the string round the package.
Contraction of around.
Origin: From rounen, from runian, from rūnōnan, from (e)rewə-. Cognate with roun, runen, ruinen, raunen, run, röna. More at rune.
having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical; circular; having a form approaching a spherical or a circular shape; orbicular; globular; as, a round ball
having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round
having a curved outline or form; especially, one like the arc of a circle or an ellipse, or a portion of the surface of a sphere; rotund; bulging; protuberant; not angular or pointed; as, a round arch; round hills
full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; -- said of numbers
not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price
uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note
modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, making the opening more or less round in shape; rounded; labialized; labial. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 11
outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath
full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; -- said of style, or of authors with reference to their style
complete and consistent; fair; just; -- applied to conduct
anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. "The golden round" [the crown]
a series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution; as, the round of the seasons; a round of pleasures
a course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle
a series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated
a circular dance
that which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause
rotation, as in office; succession
the step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair
a course ending where it began; a circuit; a beat; especially, one freguently or regulary traversed; also, the act of traversing a circuit; as, a watchman's round; the rounds of the postman
a walk performed by a guard or an officer round the rampart of a garrison, or among sentinels, to see that the sentinels are faithful and all things safe; also, the guard or officer, with his attendants, who performs this duty; -- usually in the plural
a general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once
ammunition for discharging a piece or pieces once; as, twenty rounds of ammunition were given out
a short vocal piece, resembling a catch in which three or four voices follow each other round in a species of canon in the unison
the time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout
a brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole
a vessel filled, as for drinking
an assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians
same as Round of beef, below
on all sides; around
circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one's position; as, to turn one's head round; a wheel turns round
in circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round
from one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, -- that is, to change sides or opinions
by or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point
through a circle, as of friends or houses
roundly; fully; vigorously
on every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people atood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass
to make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to round the edges of anything
to surround; to encircle; to encompass
to bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion
to go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn
to make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing
to grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection
to go round, as a guard
to go or turn round; to wheel about
Translations for Round
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
shaped like a circle or globe
a round hole; a round stone; This plate isn't quite round.
- دائِري، مُسْتَديرArabic
- redondoPortuguese (BR)
- गोल, गोलाकारHindi
- okrugao, kružanCroatian
- kringlóttur, hringlaga, hnöttótturIcelandic
- rotondo, tondoItalian
- apvalus, apskritasLithuanian
- apaļš, lodveida-Latvian
- 圓形的，球形的Chinese (Trad.)
- 圆形的Chinese (Simp.)
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