What does Round mean?

Definitions for Round

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Round.

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"


  1. Round(n.)

    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.

  2. Round(n.)

    Hence: One set of games in a tournament.

  3. Round(n.)

    (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.


  1. round(Preposition)

    Contraction of around.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  3. Round(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  5. Round(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  6. Round(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  7. Round(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  9. Round(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  10. Round(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  11. Round(adj)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  12. Round(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  15. Round(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  16. Round(noun)

    a circular dance

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  17. Round(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  18. Round(noun)

    rotation, as in office; succession

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  19. Round(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  22. Round(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  23. Round(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  26. Round(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  27. Round(noun)

    a vessel filled, as for drinking

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  28. Round(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  29. Round(noun)

    see Roundtop

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  30. Round(noun)

    same as Round of beef, below

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  31. Round(adverb)

    on all sides; around

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  33. Round(adverb)

    in circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  34. Round(adverb)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  35. Round(adverb)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  36. Round(adverb)

    through a circle, as of friends or houses

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  37. Round(adverb)

    roundly; fully; vigorously

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  40. Round(verb)

    to surround; to encircle; to encompass

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  41. Round(verb)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  43. Round(verb)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  44. Round(verb)

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

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  45. Round(verb)

    to go round, as a guard

    Etymology: [From Roun.]

  46. Round(verb)

    to go or turn round; to wheel about

    Etymology: [From Roun.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Round

    rownd, v.t. (Spens.) to address in a whisper. [A.S. runian, to whisper.]

  2. Round

    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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. round

    To bear round up. To go before the wind.--To round a point, is to steer clear of and go round it.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. round

    A general discharge of fire-arms by a body of troops, in which each soldier fires once. Round of cartridges, one cartridge to each man; as, to supply a regiment with a single round, or with twelve rounds.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Round in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Round in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Round in a Sentence

  1. Michele Olson:

    If there is a fitness need, such as to increase strength or decrease body fat, I say, ‘Let’s make a plan now,’ this is why athletes stay in shape year-round. They have a program scheduled and planned over an entire year with variation, rest days, more-intense and less-intense workout periods.

  2. Justin Rose:

    I think I missed only one fairway, so from the fairway I had some control of the ball, i hit a couple of poor shots, but a couple of miraculous up-and-downs kept the round going.

  3. Stuart Culverhouse:

    That said, if the exit polls are confirmed in the official vote count, we would expect Zelenskiy to be put under greater pressure in the run-up to the second round to flesh out his policy agenda.

  4. Bill Miller:

    What we can't have them do is round (the horses) up, to auction them or slaughter them, you know we won't stand for that.

  5. Doug Collins:

    Here Hope Hicks go again on another round of premature subpoena authorizations.

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Translations for Round

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  • rondAfrikaans
  • 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
  • cirklaEsperanto
  • 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
  • redondoGalician
  • 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
  • წრიულიGeorgian
  • 둥글다Korean
  • خڕ, جه‌مKurdish
  • rotundus, globōsusLatin
  • užapvalintas, suapvalintas, apvalusLithuanian
  • apaļšLatvian
  • whakaawhiwhi, tāwhe, porokawa, tōpuku, raunaMāori
  • кружен, кругMacedonian
  • ဝိုင်း, လုံးBurmese
  • rond, afgerond, mollig, dik, ronde, canonDutch
  • rundNorwegian
  • názbąsNavajo, Navaho
  • redondOccitan
  • 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
  • radundRomansh
  • rotundRomanian
  • округлить, скруглять, округлый, округлять, круглый, полный, скруглить, огибать, обогнуть, закруглённый, кон, тайм, раунд, круг, обход, игра, партия, патронRussian
  • tundhuSardinian
  • 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
  • xoeVietnamese
  • 回合Chinese

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. suspicious
    • B. hatched
    • C. victimised
    • D. greedy

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