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[Round]

Having a circular shape

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To whisper.

Noun
the usual activities in your day; "the doctor made his rounds"

Noun
the activity of playing 18 holes of golf; "a round of golf takes about 4 hours"

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"

Noun
any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"

Noun
a charge of ammunition for a single shot

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Noun
a crosspiece between the legs of a chair

Noun
an outburst of applause; "there was a round of applause"

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"

Noun
a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg

Noun
a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); "he ordered a second 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"

Noun
the course along which communications spread; "the story is going the rounds in Washington"

Noun
(sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive

Noun
an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the neverending cycle of the seasons"

Verb
become round, plump, or shapely; "The young woman is fleshing out"

Verb
make round; "round the edges"

Verb
express as a round number; "round off the amount"

Verb
bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners"

Verb
attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

Verb
pronounce with rounded lips

Verb
wind around; move along a circular course; "round the bend"

Verb
be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"

Adjective S.
(of numbers) to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand; "in round numbers"

Adjective S.
(of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"

Adjective
having a circular shape

Adverb
from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"


v. i. & t.
To whisper.

a.
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.

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

a.
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.

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

a.
Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price.

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

a.
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.

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

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

a.
Complete and consistent; fair; just; -- applied to conduct.

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

n.
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.

n.
A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.

n.
A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.

n.
A circular dance.

n.
That which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause.

n.
Rotation, as in office; succession.

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

n.
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.

n.
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.

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

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

n.
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.

n.
The time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout.

n.
A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.

n.
A vessel filled, as for drinking.

n.
An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians.

n.
See Roundtop.

n.
Same as Round of beef, below.

adv.
On all sides; around.

adv.
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.

adv.
In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round.

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

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

adv.
Through a circle, as of friends or houses.

adv.
Roundly; fully; vigorously.

prep.
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.

v. t.
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.

v. t.
To surround; to encircle; to encompass.

v. t.
To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion.

v. t.
To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn.

v. t.
To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing.

v. i.
To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.

v. i.
To go round, as a guard.

v. i.
To go or turn round; to wheel about.


Round

Round , v. i. & t. [From Roun.] To whisper. [obs.] Shak. Holland.
The Bishop of Glasgow rounding in his ear, "Ye are not a wise man," . . . he rounded likewise to the bishop, and said, "Wherefore brought ye me here?"

Round

Round, a. [OF. roond, roont, reond, F. rond, fr. L. rotundus, fr. rota wheel. See Rotary, and cf. Rotund, roundel, Rundlet.] 1. 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. "The big, round tears." Shak.
Upon the firm opacous globe Of this round world.
2. Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round. 3. 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. "Their round haunches gored." Shak. 4. Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; -- said of numbers.
Pliny put a round number near the truth, rather than the fraction.
5. Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price.
Three thousand ducats; 'tis a good round sum.
Round was their pace at first, but slackened soon.
6. Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note. 7. (Phonetics) 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. 8. Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath. "The round assertion." M. Arnold.
Sir Toby, I must be round with you.
9. Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; -- said of style, or of authors with reference to their style. [Obs.]
In his satires Horace is quick, round, and pleasant.
10. Complete and consistent; fair; just; -- applied to conduct.
Round dealing is the honor of man's nature.
At a round rate, rapidly. Dryden. -- In round numbers, approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, etc.; as, a bin holding 99 or 101 bushels may be said to hold in round numbers 100 bushels. -- Round bodies (Geom.), the sphere right cone, and right cylinder. -- Round clam (Zo'94l.), the quahog. -- Round dance one which is danced by couples with a whirling or revolving motion, as the waltz, polka, etc. -- Round game, a game, as of cards, in which each plays on his own account. -- Round hand, a style of penmanship in which the letters are formed in nearly an upright position, and each separately distinct; -- distinguished from running hand. -- Round robin. [Perhaps F. round round + ruban ribbon.] (a) A written petition, memorial, remonstrance, protest, etc., the signatures to which are made in a circle so as not to indicate who signed first. "No round robins signed by the whole main deck of the Academy or the Porch." De Quincey. (b) (Zo'94l.) The cigar fish. -- Round shot, a solid spherical projectile for ordnance. -- Round Table, the table about which sat King Arthur and his knights. See Knights of the Round Table, under Knight. -- Round tower, one of certain lofty circular stone towers, tapering from the base upward, and usually having a conical cap or roof, which crowns the summit, -- found chiefly in Ireland. They are of great antiquity, and vary in heigh from thirty-five to one hundred and thiry feet. -- Round trot, one in which the horse throws out his feet roundly; a full, brisk, quick trot. Addison. -- Round turn (Naut.), one turn of a rope round a timber, a belaying pin, etc. -- To bring up with a round turn, to stop abruptly. [Colloq.] Syn. -- Circular; spherical; globular; globase; orbicular; orbed; cylindrical; full; plump; rotund.

Round

Round , n. 1. Anything round, as a circle, globe, a ring. "The golden round" [the crown]. Shak.
In labyrinth of many a round self-rolled.
2. 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. 3. A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.
Women to cards may be compared: we play A round or two; which used, we throw away.
The feast was served; the bowl was crowned; To the king's pleasure went the mirthful round.
4. A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
the trivial round, the common task.
5. A circular dance.
Come, knit hands, and beat the ground, In a light fantastic round.
6. That which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause. 7. Rotation, as in office; succession. Holyday. 8. The step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair.
All the rounds like Jacob's ladder rise.
9. 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. 10. (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) Ammunition for discharging a piece or pieces once; as, twenty rounds of ammunition were given out. 11. (Mus.) 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. 12. The time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout. 13. A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole. 14. A vessel filled, as for drinking. [R.] 15. An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians. Addison. 16. (Naut.) See Roundtop. 17. Same as Round of beef, below. Gentlemen of the round. (a) Gentlemen soldiers of low rank who made the rounds. See 10 (a), above. (b) Disbanded soldiers who lived by begging. [Obs.]
Worm-eaten gentlemen of the round, such as have vowed to sit on the skirts of the city, let your provost and his half dozen of halberdiers do what they can.
-- Round of beef, the part of the thigh below the aitchbone, or between the rump and the leg. See Illust. of beef. -- Round steak, a beefsteak cut from the round. -- Sculpture in the round, sculpture giving the full form, as of man; statuary, distinguished from relief.

Round

Round, adv. 1. On all sides; around.
Round he throws his baleful eyes.
2. 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. 3. In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round. 4. From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, -- that is, to change sides or opinions. 5. By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point. 6. Through a circle, as of friends or houses.
The invitations were sent round accordingly.
7. Roundly; fully; vigorously. [Obs.] Chaucer. All round, over the whole place; in every direction. -- All-round, of general capacity; as, an all-round man. [Colloq.] -- To bring one round. (a) To cause one to change his opinions or line of conduct. (b) To restore one to health. [Colloq.]

Round

Round , prep. 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.
The serpent Error twines round human hearts.
Round about, an emphatic form for round or about. "Moses . . . set them [The elders] round about the tabernacle." Num. xi. 24. -- To come round, to gain the consent of, or circumvent, (a person) by flattery or deception. [Colloq.]

Round

Round, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Rounding.] 1. 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.
Worms with many feet, which round themselves into balls, are bred chiefly under logs of timber.
The figures on our modern medals are raised and rounded to a very great perfection.
2. To surround; to encircle; to encompass.
The inclusive verge Of golden metal that must round my brow.
3. To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion.
We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.
4. To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn. 5. To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing. Swift. To round in (Naut.) To haul up; usually, to haul the slack of (a rope) through its leading block, or to haul up (a tackle which hangs loose) by its fall. Totten. (b) To collect together (cattle) by riding around them, as on cattle ranches. [Western U.S.]

Round

Round, v. i. 1. To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.
The queen your mother rounds apace.
So rounds he to a separate mind, From whence clear memory may begin.
2. To go round, as a guard. [Poetic]
They . . . nightly rounding walk.
3. To go or turn round; to wheel about. Tennyson. To round to (Naut.), to turn the head of a ship toward the wind.

To whisper.

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.

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

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

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Usage Examples

I mean one of the things about being alone is that you've no people to define yourself off, I mean, people are like all-round mirrors, because let's face it, we don't often see ourselves all round in a mirror anyway, do we.

I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd.

I would like you all to give me a round of applause as I have not crashed my car in over 15 months.

Experience, already reduced to a group of impressions, is ringed round for each one of us by that thick wall of personality through which no real voice has ever pierced on its way to us, or from us to that which we can only conjecture to be without.

And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren't any other people living in the world.

Being generous or doing things for others actually makes me feel good so I don't do it because I hope karma will come round and get me and I'll benefit from it.

I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear - Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them. I had to make sure that we didn't promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal.

Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman the serpent is twining round it.

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful.

I have come to understand and appreciate writers much more recently since I started working on a book last fall. Before that, I thought golf writers got up every morning, played a round of golf, had lunch, showed up for our last three holes and then went to dinner.

As a boy, I'd always had an interest in theater. But the idea at my school was that drama and music were to round out the man. It wasn't what one did for a living. I got over that.

I'm conscious of a series of circles working its way through my life. And at this particular moment I have come round to the beginning of my writing cycle. It begins with poetry. There's hardly a day that goes past on which I don't write poetry.

I'd much rather have sat there and just been a fly on the wall, instead of having to smile at people. I'd rather have been a waitress. Just gone round and stared at people.

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.

Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.

A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.

A lesser complaint: hair extensions. There are moments on 'All My Children' when half the women actors, young and old, seem to be afflicted by android Barbie creep. All those thick swatches of lifeless strands clustering lankly round ladies' necks! Like orange tanning spray, this is a fashion fad that should be put out of its misery.

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