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Meaning & Definition of Round in English

English

Round

/raʊnd/

noun

1. A charge of ammunition for a single shot

    synonym:
  • round
  • ,
  • unit of ammunition
  • ,
  • one shot

2. An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs

  • "The never-ending cycle of the seasons"
    synonym:
  • cycle
  • ,
  • rhythm
  • ,
  • round

3. A regular route for a sentry or policeman

  • "In the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
    synonym:
  • beat
  • ,
  • round

4. (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"
    synonym:
  • round

5. The activity of playing 18 holes of golf

  • "A round of golf takes about 4 hours"
    synonym:
  • round of golf
  • ,
  • round

6. The usual activities in your day

  • "The doctor made his rounds"
    synonym:
  • round
  • ,
  • daily round

7. (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

    synonym:
  • turn
  • ,
  • bout
  • ,
  • round

8. The course along which communications spread

  • "The story is going the rounds in washington"
    synonym:
  • round

9. A serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)

  • "He ordered a second round"
    synonym:
  • round
  • ,
  • round of drinks

10. A cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg

    synonym:
  • round

11. 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"
    synonym:
  • round
  • ,
  • troll

12. An outburst of applause

  • "There was a round of applause"
    synonym:
  • round

13. A crosspiece between the legs of a chair

    synonym:
  • rung
  • ,
  • round
  • ,
  • stave

14. Any circular or rotating mechanism

  • "The machine punched out metal circles"
    synonym:
  • circle
  • ,
  • round

verb

1. Wind around

  • Move along a circular course
  • "Round the bend"
    synonym:
  • round

2. Make round

  • "Round the edges"
    synonym:
  • round
  • ,
  • round out
  • ,
  • round off

3. Pronounce with rounded lips

    synonym:
  • round
  • ,
  • labialize
  • ,
  • labialise

4. Attack in speech or writing

  • "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new house speaker"
    synonym:
  • attack
  • ,
  • round
  • ,
  • assail
  • ,
  • lash out
  • ,
  • snipe
  • ,
  • assault

5. Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state

  • "Polish your social manners"
    synonym:
  • polish
  • ,
  • round
  • ,
  • round off
  • ,
  • polish up
  • ,
  • brush up

6. Express as a round number

  • "Round off the amount"
    synonym:
  • round off
  • ,
  • round down
  • ,
  • round out
  • ,
  • round

7. Become round, plump, or shapely

  • "The young woman is fleshing out"
    synonym:
  • round
  • ,
  • flesh out
  • ,
  • fill out

adjective

1. Having a circular shape

    synonym:
  • round
  • ,
  • circular

2. (of sounds) full and rich

  • "Orotund tones"
  • "The rotund and reverberating phrase"
  • "Pear-shaped vowels"
    synonym:
  • orotund
  • ,
  • rotund
  • ,
  • round
  • ,
  • pear-shaped

3. (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand

  • "In round numbers"
    synonym:
  • round

adverb

1. From beginning to end

  • Throughout
  • "It rains all year round on skye"
  • "Frigid weather the year around"
    synonym:
  • round
  • ,
  • around

Examples of using

He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.
I'll tell you everything when I come round and see you.
Julian wears round glasses like John Lennon's.