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  Definition of round
  1. the usual activities in your day; "the doctor made his rounds"
  2. the activity of playing 18 holes of golf; "a round of golf takes about 4 hours"
  3. (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"
  4. any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"
  5. a charge of ammunition for a single shot
  6. a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
  7. an outburst of applause; "there was a round of applause"
  8. 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"
  9. a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg
  10. a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); "he ordered a second round"
  11. a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
  12. the course along which communications spread; "the story is going the rounds in Washington"
  13. (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive
  14. an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the neverending cycle of the seasons"
  15. become round, plump, or shapely; "The young woman is fleshing out"
  16. make round; "round the edges"
  17. express as a round number; "round off the amount"
  18. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners"
  19. attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
  20. pronounce with rounded lips
  21. wind around; move along a circular course; "round the bend"
  22. be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"
  23. (of numbers) to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand; "in round numbers"
  24. (of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"
  25. having a circular shape
  26. from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"
Similar Words: daily round, round of golf, circle, unit of ammunition, one shot, rung, stave, troll, round of drinks, beat, turn, bout, cycle, rhythm, flesh out, fill out, round out, round off, round down, polish, polish up, brush up, attack, assail, lash out, snipe, assault, labialize, labialise, surround, environ, encircle, ring, orotund, rotund, pear-shaped, circular, around


See Also: rounded


Hyponyms: disk, disc, top, top of the inning, bottom, bottom of the inning, purse, abuse, clapperclaw, blackguard, shout, claw, vitriol, rip, whang, barrage, blister, scald, whip, rubbish, twine, wreath, wreathe, girth, girt, begird, gird, cloister


Part Meronyms: straight chair, side chair, rocking chair, rocker, highchair, feeding chair, folding chair


Derivational Morphology: circle, circulate, stave, troll, cycle, rounder, polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finish, attacker, aggressor, assailant, assaulter, fire, attack, flak, flack, blast, ring, halo, annulus, anulus, doughnut, anchor ring, environment, environs, surroundings, surround


Language Translations:
Chinese:   Finnish: pyöreä  
French: rond   German: rund  
Japanese: 丸い   Latin: rotundus  
Lithuanian: apvalus   Russian: круглый  
Slovene: okrogel   Spanish: redondo  
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