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"
Hence: A complete set of plays in a game or contest covering a standard number of individual plays or parts; as, a round of golf; a round of tennis.
Hence: One set of games in a tournament.
(Mil.) (a) 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. (b) A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once. (c) One piece of ammunition for a firearm, used by discharging one piece at a time; as, each soldier carried a hundred rounds of ammunition.
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
Origin: [From Roun.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rownd, v.t. (Spens.) to address in a whisper. [A.S. runian, to whisper.]
rownd, adj. circular: globular: cylindrical: whole: complete: plump: large: not inconsiderable, as a sum: whole, unbroken: smooth-flowing, continuous, as a sound: full, expressive: open: plain: positive: bold, brisk, without hesitation or delicacy, plain-spoken: candid, as a 'round unvarnished tale': severe: well turned, in a literary sense: periodic: (archit.) vaulted.—adv. on all sides: every way: circularly: in a revolution: from one side or party to another: not in a direct line, circuitously: in a round manner: from beginning to end.—prep. around: on every side of: all over.—n. that which is round: a circle or globe: a series of actions: the time of such a series: a turn: routine: revolution: cycle: an accustomed walk: a rundle or step of a ladder: a song or dance having a frequent return to the same point: a volley or general discharge of firearms, a single charge of ammunition for a musket or field-piece: that in which a whole company takes part, as a treat of liquor, &c.: prescribed circuit, as a policeman's round: the whole scope, as the round of science: one of a series, as rounds of applause: a bout in a boxing match: a brewer's vessel for holding beer while undergoing fermentation.—v.t. to make round: to surround: to go round: to complete: to make full and flowing: to encircle: to make a course round.—v.i. to grow or become round or full: to go round: to go the rounds, as a guard.—adj. Round′about, encircling: circuitous: indirect.—n. a horizontal revolving wheel on which children ride: a round-dance: a short jacket.—adv. Round′aboutly.—ns. Round′aboutness; Round′-all, an acrobatic feat.—adjs. Round′-arched, of a style characterised by semicircular arches; Round′-arm, in cricket, swinging the arm more or less horizontally; Round′-backed, having a round or curved back: round-shouldered; Round′-crest′ed, fan-crested.—ns. Round′-dance, a dance in a circle, or in which the couples wheel; Round′er, one that frequents a place: a tool for making an edge round: (pl.) an English game out of which base-ball grew, played with a small ball and a bat about two feet long.—adj. Round′-faced, having a round face.—ns. Round′-fish, the common carp: the shadwaiter; Round′hand, a style of penmanship in which the letters are well rounded and free; Round′head, a Puritan, so called in the time of Charles I. from the Puritan fashion of having the hair cut close to the head.—adj. Round′headed.—ns. Round′-house, in ships, a cabin or house on the after-part of the quarterdeck: on American railways, an engine-house; Round′ing, in bookbinding, the shaping the folded and sewed sheets into a convex form at the back; Round′ing-machine′, various machines for producing round forms, as a machine for sawing out circular heads for casks; Round′ing-plane, a woodworking tool for rounding the handles of rakes, &c.; Round′ing-tool, an instrument used in forging for rounding a rod: a kind of draw-plate in saddlery for shaping round leather straps; Round′-ī′ron
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'round' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #998
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'round' in Written Corpus Frequency: #262
Rank popularity for the word 'round' in Nouns Frequency: #982
Rank popularity for the word 'round' in Verbs Frequency: #876
Rank popularity for the word 'round' in Adverbs Frequency: #83
Rank popularity for the word 'round' in Adjectives Frequency: #469
The numerical value of round in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of round in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.
Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts.
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,Here once the embattled farmers stood,And fired the shot heard round the world.
I didn't think the round was out there but the putts just kept going in, it's the best round I've ever played, the best win I've ever had, it's pretty awesome.
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Translations for round
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- مُدَوَّر, دائرةArabic
- круглы, кругBelarusian
- кръгъл, кръгBulgarian
- rodó, voltaCatalan, Valencian
- zakončit, vrhnout, kulatý, zaokrouhlit, zahnout, obchůzka, kánon, kolo, rundaCzech
- rund, gerundet, mollig, abgerundet, Kreis, Runde, Visite (doctor's round)German
- στρογγυλεμένος, στρογγυλόςGreek
- redondo, esférico, circularSpanish
- مدور, گرد, دور, دایرهPersian
- pyöreä, suorittaa, pyöristyä, ympäri, kiertää, täysi, pulska, pyöristää, päätös, pullea, koukata, ammus, erä, askelma, pyöristys, pyöristyslista, kierros, annos, pyörösivellin, patruuna, ympyrä, paisti, aplodit, kaanon, kuuriFinnish
- complet, rond, arrondi, ronde, tournée, coup, éclat, épreuve, tour, round, canonFrench
- cruinn, urcharIrish
- cruinn, crom, cruinnich, cuairtScottish Gaelic
- lekerekített, megkerül, labiális, ajakkerekítéses, kerekített, lekerekít, kerekítHungarian
- կլորել, կլորացնել, համայցArmenian
- cirkla, cirklalaIdo
- rotondo, tondo, cerchio, giro, scroscio, esplosione, mano, ciclo, pennello a testa tonda, imbottitura, carica, antiurto, bisello, piolo, circolo, salva, scoppio, canone, serie, girello, ripresa, lombo, smussaturaItalian
- 丸い, 丸, ラウンド, 円Japanese
- خڕ, جهمKurdish
- rotundus, globōsusLatin
- užapvalintas, suapvalintas, apvalusLithuanian
- whakaawhiwhi, tāwhe, porokawa, tōpuku, raunaMāori
- кружен, кругMacedonian
- ဝိုင်း, လုံးBurmese
- rond, afgerond, mollig, dik, ronde, canonDutch
- názbąsNavajo, Navaho
- okrągły, zaokrąglać, obchód, pocisk, runda, okrąg, krąg, koło, kolejka, nabójPolish
- ګرد, غونډPashto, Pushto
- arredondado, redondo, arredondar, rechonchudo, esférico, terminar, findar, virar, roliço, dobrar, rotundo, concluir, finalizar, acabar, virar-se contra, rodela, degrau, círculo, ronda, cânone, [[pincel]] [[redondo]], round, tempo, lombo, salva, rodada, dose, assalto, cargaPortuguese
- округлить, скруглять, округлый, округлять, круглый, полный, скруглить, огибать, обогнуть, закруглённый, кон, тайм, раунд, круг, обход, игра, партия, патронRussian
- круг, krugSerbo-Croatian
- okrúhly, kruhSlovak
- zaobljen, okrogel, zaobliti, zaokrožiti, runda, krog, obhodSlovene
- rund, avrundad, runda, rundad, vända, runda av, allsidig, avrunda, golfrunda, omgång, kanon, rond, varv, patronSwedish
- küresel, yuvarlak, tam, yumuşak, kurşun, mermi, raund, çemberTurkish
- круглий, круг, колоUkrainian
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