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Definitions of round

  1. To grow or become round; to go round. To round to, to turn to the wind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To make or become round; go round; complete. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To surround; to encircle; to encompass. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To give a curved form to; travel or pass around; as, in sailing, to round a cape; to bring to completion; finish; as, to round out a plan; fill out smoothly or musically; as, to round out a sentence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To make round: to surround: to go round: to complete: to make full and flowing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To make or become round or complete. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. the course along which communications spread; "the story is going the rounds in Washington" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. wind around; move along a circular course; "round the bend" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. (of numbers) to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand; "in round numbers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. To whisper. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Same as Round of beef, below. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Around; about. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Circular; globular; cylindrical; plump; positive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. On all sides; circularly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To go round, as a guard. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To go or turn round; to wheel about. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To become curved, spherical, or circular in form; to wheel about; to grow full, complete, or perfect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. To grow or become round or full: to go round. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. pronounce with rounded lips Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. To make round; to make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to encircle; to move round or about; to make full, smooth, and flowing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To make circular; to become round; to encircle; to make protuberant; to make full, smooth, and flowing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. About; on every side of; past so as to encircle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. Around: on every side of: all over. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. On every side of, or nearly so; in such a manner as to encircle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. On every side of; about. To come or get round one, to gain advantage by flattery or deception. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. On every side of; about; all over. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the neverending cycle of the seasons" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. the usual activities in your day; "the doctor made his rounds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. the activity of playing 18 holes of golf; "a round of golf takes about 4 hours" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  40. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. a crosspiece between the legs of a chair Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  42. an outburst of applause; "there was a round of applause" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  43. a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  44. a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); "he ordered a second round" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  45. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. A circular dance. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. That which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. Rotation, as in office; succession. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. The step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. Ammunition for discharging a piece or pieces once; as, twenty rounds of ammunition were given out. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. The time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. A vessel filled, as for drinking. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. See Roundtop. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. The golden round [the crown]. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. Same as of beef, below. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. A circle, cylinder, or globe; a fixed course or route; a beat; as, a policeman's round; routine; as, the day's round of duties; a series of events, acts, etc.; as, a round of gaiety; a circular dance; a course of action in which a number of persons take part at one time; as, a round of cheers; one of a number of repeated actions; as, a round of whist; a simultaneous discharge of shots by each soldier or gun in a company or detail; ammunition needed for such a discharge; the rung of a ladder; a crossbar connecting the legs of a chair. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  65. Roundness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. 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 step of a ladder: a song or dance having a frequent return to the same point: a volley or general discharge of firearms: that in which a whole company takes part. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  67. A circle or globe; regular course; step of a ladder; volley. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  68. Something that is round, as a globe, ring, or cylinder; an orb; a sphere. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  69. A series of recurrent movements; a circuit; routine; melody in which several voices join at intervals. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  70. That which is round; a circle or a sphere; that which goes or passes round or the passage round; a recurring series; rotation; the step of a ladder; walk round of an officer or guard; beat; a short composition in three or more parts; a returning dance; a general discharge of fire-arms, in which each soldier fires once. A round of cartridges, one cartridge to each man. A round of beef, a cut of the thigh through and across the bone. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  71. A circle; a globe; a sphere; an action or passage in a circle returning to the point of commencement; a walk or circuit performed by a guard or an officer among sentinels; a revolution or rotation; the step of a ladder; a volley, as of firearms by troops; a short song or catch in parts returning to the same point in the performance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  72. On all sides; around. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  73. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  74. In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round. Webster Dictionary DB
  75. By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point. Webster Dictionary DB
  76. Through a circle, as of friends or houses. Webster Dictionary DB
  77. Roundly; fully; vigorously. Webster Dictionary DB
  78. From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, - that is, to change sides or opinions. Webster Dictionary DB
  79. On all sides, so as to encircle; as, the people gathered round; with a rotating motion; as, the wheel turns round; from one side or party to another; as, he came round to their belief; from person to person or point to point; as, not food enough to go round. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  80. Roundly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  81. In a round manner: on all sides: from one side or party to another: circularly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  82. With a rotating motion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  83. Through a circle or circuit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  84. On all sides; circularly; from one side or party to another; not in a direct line. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  85. On all sides; every way; not in a direct line. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  86. having a circular shape Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  87. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  88. Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round. Webster Dictionary DB
  89. Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price. Webster Dictionary DB
  90. Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note. Webster Dictionary DB
  91. Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath. Webster Dictionary DB
  92. Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; - said of numbers. Webster Dictionary DB
  93. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  94. Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; - said of style, or of authors with reference to their style. Webster Dictionary DB
  95. Complete and consistent; fair; just; - applied to conduct. Webster Dictionary DB
  96. Circular; spherical; cylindrical, as a gun barrel; having a curved outline or surface; as, a round arch; a round cheek; whole; complete; as, a round dozen; going from and returning to the same place; as, a round trip; liberal; large; as, a round sum; easy and energetic in motion; as, a round pace; full in sound; as, the round tones of a voice; well-balanced; as, a round sentence; bold; outspoken; as, a round rebuke; approximately, divisible by ten as, round numbers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  97. Circular: globular: cylindrical: whole: complete: plump: large: smooth: flowing: open: plain: positive: bold: brisk. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  98. Almost or quite circular, spherical, or cylindrical; not angular; curved. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  99. Free from fractions; also, divisible by ten, disregarding the smaller denominations. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  100. Having the form of a circle, arch, sphere, or cylinder; full; large; smooth; flowing; plain; candid; brisk; plump; positive; said of a number that ends with a cipher, and is divisible by ten. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  101. Circular; globular; smooth or flowing; not defective or abrupt; not inconsiderable; large; quick, as to travel at a round rate; bold. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for round

  1. And please, will you hand them round to the others, from me?" – The New Book Of Martyrs by Georges Duhamel
  2. He went out and round to the window. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
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