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Definition of "round" []

  • Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center: a round ball. (adjective)
  • Moving in or forming a circle. (adjective)
  • Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical. (adjective)
  • Rather rounded in shape: the child's round face. (adjective)
  • Full in physique; plump: a round figure. (adjective)
  • Having a flat circular shape, as a disc or hoop (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having the shape of a sphere or ball (adjective)
  • Curved; not angular (adjective)
  • Involving or using circular motion (adjective)
  • Complete; entire (adjective)
  • Forming or expressed by an integer or whole number, with no fraction (adjective)
  • Expressed to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand (adjective)
  • (of a sum of money) considerable; ample (adjective)
  • Fully depicted or developed, as a character in a book (adjective)
  • Full and plump (adjective)
  • (of sound) full and sonorous (adjective)
  • (of pace) brisk; lively (adjective)
  • (of speech) candid; straightforward; unmodified (adjective)
  • (of a vowel) pronounced with rounded lips (adjective)
  • A round shape or object (noun)
  • A session, as of a negotiation (noun)
  • A series, cycle, or sequence (noun)
  • A stage of a competition (noun)
  • A series of calls, esp in a set order (noun)
  • A playing of all the holes on a golf course (noun)
  • A single turn of play by each player, as in a card game (noun)
  • One of a number of periods constituting a boxing, wrestling, or other match, each usually lasting three minutes (noun)
  • A specified number of arrows shot from a specified distance (noun)
  • A single discharge by a number of guns or a single gun (noun)
  • A bullet, blank cartridge, or other charge of ammunition (noun)
  • A number of drinks bought at one time for a group of people (noun)
  • A single slice of bread or toast or two slices making a single serving of sandwiches (noun)
  • A general outburst of applause, cheering, etc (noun)
  • Movement in a circle or around an axis (noun)
  • A part song in which the voices follow each other at equal intervals at the same pitch (noun)
  • A sequence of bells rung in order of treble to tenor (noun)
  • A dance in which the dancers move in a circle (noun)
  • A cut of beef from the thigh between the rump and the shank (noun)
  • Surrounding, encircling, or enclosing (preposition)
  • On all or most sides of (preposition)
  • On or outside the circumference or perimeter of (preposition)
  • Situated at various points in (preposition)
  • From place to place in (preposition)
  • Somewhere in or near (preposition)
  • Making a circuit or partial circuit about (preposition)
  • Reached by making a partial circuit about something (preposition)
  • Revolving round a centre or axis (preposition)
  • So as to have a basis in (preposition)
  • On all or most sides (adverb)
  • On or outside the circumference or perimeter (adverb)
  • In all directions from a point of reference (adverb)
  • To all members of a group (adverb)
  • In rotation or revolution (adverb)
  • By a circuitous route (adverb)
  • To a specific place (adverb)
  • To make or become round (verb)
  • To encircle; surround (verb)
  • To move or cause to move with circular motion (verb)
  • To pronounce (a speech sound) with rounded lips (verb)
  • To purse (the lips) (verb)

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Use "round" in a sentence
  • "The third one is a charm, but not one a democracy wants to hang 'round its neck. yahooBuzzArticleHeadline =' The third one is a charm, but not one a democracy wants to hang \'round its neck. '"
  • "On the other hand, expressions are materially absurd if the impossibility of there being any corresponding object is based in the particular material concepts employed, e.g., ˜a round square™ is a materially absurd expression based in the particular meanings of ˜round™ and ˜square™."
  • "Further south, e.g. in the region round Beit Jibrin, they are more frequently sunk vertically, the entrance being in the roof of the burial chamber, or approached by a square shaft (a reversion to the Second Semitic form, except that these latter have _round_ shafts)."