Definition and Meanings for round

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Part of Speech of round

intransitive verb, transitive verb, adjective, noun, adverb, preposition, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of round

from roun of. roond, roont, reond, f. rond, fr. l. rotundus, fr. rota wheel. see rotary, and cf. rotund, roundel, rundlet perhaps f. round round + ruban ribbon

Meaning of round


as intransitive verb, transitive verb

  • to whisper.

as adjective

  • 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,
  • 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.

as noun

  • anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. round
  • 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 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 series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
  • one work cycle, consisting of drilling blast holes, loading them with explosive, blasting, mucking out, and, if necessary, installing temporary support.
  • 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 complete set of plays in a game or contest covering a standard number of individual plays or parts; as, a round of golf; a round of tennis.
  • one set of games in a tournament.
  • the time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout.
  • 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 walk performed by a guard or an officer round the rampart of a garrison, or among sentinels, to see that the sentinels are faithf

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