Definitions for Roundraʊnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

roundraʊnd(adj.; n.; adv.; prep.; v.)round•er, round•est

  1. (adj.)having a flat, circular form, as a disk or hoop.

  2. curved like part of a circle, as an outline.

  3. having a circular cross section, as a cylinder.

  4. spherical or globular, as a ball.

  5. shaped like part of a sphere; hemispherical.

  6. consisting of full, curved lines or shapes, as handwriting or parts of the body.

  7. executed with or involving circular motion.

  8. full or complete:

    a round dozen.

  9. noting, formed, or expressed by an integer or whole number with no fraction.

    Category: Math

  10. expressed, given, or exact to the nearest multiple or power of ten:

    in round numbers.

    Category: Math

  11. ample:

    a round sum of money.

  12. brought to completeness or perfection.

  13. fully delineated or developed, as a character in fiction.

  14. full and sonorous, as sound.

  15. straightforward, plain, or candid:

    a round scolding.

  16. (n.)any round shape or object.

  17. something circular in cross section, as a rung of a ladder.

  18. Sometimes, rounds. a completed course of time, series of events or operations, etc., ending at a point corresponding to that at the beginning.

  19. any complete course, series, or succession:

    a round of talks.

  20. Often, rounds. a going around from place to place, as in a habitual circuit:

    a doctor's rounds.

  21. a completed course or spell of activity, commonly one of a series:

    a round of bridge

  22. a single outburst, as of applause or cheers.

  23. a single discharge of shot by each of a number of guns, rifles, etc.

  24. a single discharge by one firearm.

  25. a charge of ammunition for a single shot.

  26. a single serving, esp. of drink, to everyone present.

  27. movement in a circle or around an axis.

  28. a cut of beef from the thigh, below the rump and above the leg.

    Category: Cooking

  29. a short musical canon at the unison, in which the voices enter at equally spaced intervals of time.

    Category: Music and Dance

  30. a specified number of arrows shot from a specified distance from the target in archery.

    Category: Sport

  31. one of a series of three-minute periods making up a boxing match.

    Category: Sport

  32. a playing of a complete golf course.

    Category: Sport

  33. (adv.)throughout or from the beginning to the end of a recurring period of time:

    all year round.

  34. Also, 'round. around.

  35. (prep.)throughout (a period of time):

    a resort visited round the year.

  36. around:

    It happened round noon.

  37. (v.t.)to make round.

  38. to free from angularity; fill out symmetrically.

  39. to bring to completeness or perfection; finish (often fol. by off or out).

  40. to make a turn or partial circuit around or to the other side of:

    to round a corner.

  41. to make a complete circuit of; pass completely around.

  42. to make the opening at (the lips) relatively round or pursed. to pronounce (a speech sound, esp. a vowel) with rounded lips.

    Category: Phonetics

  43. 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.

    Category: Math

  44. to encircle or surround.

  45. (v.i.)to become round, plump, or free from angularity (often fol. by out).

  46. to develop to completeness or perfection.

  47. to make a turn or a partial or complete circuit around something.

  48. to turn around as on an axis:

    to round on one's heels.

  49. 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.

    Category: Math

  50. round to, to turn a sailing vessel in the direction from which the wind is blowing.

    Category: Navy, Verb Phrase

  51. 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:

  1. 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


round*raʊnd(v.t.; v.i.)

  1. to whisper.

* Archaic..

Origin of round:

bef. 1000; ME rounen, OE rūnian, der. of rūn a secret, rune1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. round, unit of ammunition, one shot(noun)

    a charge of ammunition for a single shot

  2. cycle, rhythm, round(noun)

    an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs

    "the never-ending cycle of the seasons"

  3. beat, round(noun)

    a regular route for a sentry or policeman

    "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"

  4. round(noun)

    (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"

  5. round of golf, round(noun)

    the activity of playing 18 holes of golf

    "a round of golf takes about 4 hours"

  6. round, daily round(noun)

    the usual activities in your day

    "the doctor made his rounds"

  7. turn, bout, round(noun)

    (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

  8. round(noun)

    the course along which communications spread

    "the story is going the rounds in Washington"

  9. round, round of drinks(noun)

    a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)

    "he ordered a second round"

  10. round(noun)

    a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg

  11. round, troll(noun)

    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"

  12. round(noun)

    an outburst of applause

    "there was a round of applause"

  13. rung, round, stave(noun)

    a crosspiece between the legs of a chair

  14. circle, round(adj)

    any circular or rotating mechanism

    "the machine punched out metal circles"

  15. round, circular(adj)

    having a circular shape

  16. orotund, rotund, round, pear-shaped(adj)

    (of sounds) full and rich

    "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"

  17. round(verb)

    (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand

    "in round numbers"

  18. round(verb)

    wind around; move along a circular course

    "round the bend"

  19. round, round out, round off(verb)

    make round

    "round the edges"

  20. round, labialize, labialise(verb)

    pronounce with rounded lips

  21. 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"

  22. polish, round, round off, polish up, brush up(verb)

    bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state

    "polish your social manners"

  23. round off, round down, round out, round(verb)

    express as a round number

    "round off the amount"

  24. round, flesh out, fill out(adverb)

    become round, plump, or shapely

    "The young woman is fleshing out"

  25. round, around(adverb)

    from beginning to end; throughout

    "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. round(adjective)ʊnd

    in the shape of a ball or circle

    a round, orange fruit; The cookies are round.

  2. roundʊnd

    having a curved shape

    an old man with round shoulders

  3. round(noun)ʊnd

    one of several parts of competition, election, or other process

    the first round of the competition; the next round of voting

  4. roundʊnd

    a number of alcoholic drinks bought for a group of people

    I'm buying the next round.

  5. roundʊnd

    an act of clapping to show appreciation

    The audience gave the speaker a round of applause.

  6. round(verb)ʊnd

    to go around sth

    He rounded the corner and ran into someone.

  7. round(adverb)ʊnd


    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.


  1. round(Preposition)

    Contraction of around.

  2. Origin: From rounen, from runian, from rūnōnan, from (e)rewə-. Cognate with roun, runen, ruinen, raunen, run, röna. More at rune.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Round

    to whisper

  2. Round(adj)

    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

  3. Round(adj)

    having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round

  4. Round(adj)

    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

  5. Round(adj)

    full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; -- said of numbers

  6. Round(adj)

    not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price

  7. Round(adj)

    uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note

  8. Round(adj)

    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

  9. Round(adj)

    outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath

  10. Round(adj)

    full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; -- said of style, or of authors with reference to their style

  11. Round(adj)

    complete and consistent; fair; just; -- applied to conduct

  12. Round(noun)

    anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. "The golden round" [the crown]

  13. Round(noun)

    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

  14. Round(noun)

    a course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle

  15. Round(noun)

    a series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated

  16. Round(noun)

    a circular dance

  17. Round(noun)

    that which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause

  18. Round(noun)

    rotation, as in office; succession

  19. Round(noun)

    the step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair

  20. Round(noun)

    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

  21. Round(noun)

    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

  22. Round(noun)

    a general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once

  23. Round(noun)

    ammunition for discharging a piece or pieces once; as, twenty rounds of ammunition were given out

  24. Round(noun)

    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

  25. Round(noun)

    the time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout

  26. Round(noun)

    a brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole

  27. Round(noun)

    a vessel filled, as for drinking

  28. Round(noun)

    an assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians

  29. Round(noun)

    see Roundtop

  30. Round(noun)

    same as Round of beef, below

  31. Round(adverb)

    on all sides; around

  32. Round(adverb)

    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

  33. Round(adverb)

    in circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round

  34. Round(adverb)

    from one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, -- that is, to change sides or opinions

  35. Round(adverb)

    by or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point

  36. Round(adverb)

    through a circle, as of friends or houses

  37. Round(adverb)

    roundly; fully; vigorously

  38. Round

    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

  39. Round(verb)

    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

  40. Round(verb)

    to surround; to encircle; to encompass

  41. Round(verb)

    to bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion

  42. Round(verb)

    to go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn

  43. Round(verb)

    to make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing

  44. Round(verb)

    to grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection

  45. Round(verb)

    to go round, as a guard

  46. Round(verb)

    to go or turn round; to wheel about


  1. Round

    A round is a musical composition in which two or more voices sing exactly the same melody, but with each voice beginning at different times so that different parts of the melody coincide in the different voices, but nevertheless fit harmoniously together. It is one of the easiest forms of part singing, as only one line of melody need be learned by all parts, and is part of a popular musical tradition. They were particularly favoured in glee clubs, which combined amateur singing with regular drinking. "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" is a well known children's round for 4 voices. Other examples are "London's Burning" and "Three Blind Mice". However, not all rounds are nursery rhymes. Serious composers who turned their hand to the round format include Thomas Arne, John Blow, William Byrd, Henry Purcell, and Louis Hardin. A round is a simple type of canon. A catch is a round in which a phrase that is not apparent in a single line of lyrics emerges when the lyrics are split between the different voices.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Round' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #998

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Round' in Written Corpus Frequency: #262

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Round' in Nouns Frequency: #982

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Round' in Verbs Frequency: #876

  5. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Round' in Adverbs Frequency: #83

  6. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Round' in Adjectives Frequency: #469

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.

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