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.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire. Winston Churchill
round in Afrikaans is rond
round in Danish is om, rund
round in Dutch is ronde
round in French is cyclo, ronde, arrondissent, arrondis, arrondir
round in German is Runde, rund, ringsherum, runden, rund, Runde
round in Italian is rotondo, arrotondare
round in Latin is rotundus
round in Norwegian is reip
round in Portuguese is redondo
round in Spanish is rotundo, ronda, redondo, alrededor, alrededor
round in Swedish is runt, om, rond, rund, varv, omkring, kring
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