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Definition of Round

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • One piece of ammunition for a firearm, used by discharging one piece at a time; as, each soldier carried a hundred rounds of ammunition.
  • 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.
  • A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.
  • A vessel filled, as for drinking; as, to drink a round od ale together.
  • An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians.
  • See Roundtop.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To go round, as a guard.
  • To go or turn round; to wheel about.
  • the usual activities in your day
  • the activity of playing 18 holes of golf
  • (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order)
  • any circular or rotating mechanism
  • a charge of ammunition for a single shot
  • a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
  • an outburst of applause
  • 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
  • a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg
  • a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)
  • a regular route for a sentry or policeman
  • the course along which communications spread
  • (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
  • an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
  • become round, plump, or shapely
  • make round
  • express as a round number
  • bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
  • attack in speech or writing
  • pronounce with rounded lips
  • wind around; move along a circular course
  • from beginning to end; throughout
  • having the shape or form of a circle

How to use round in a sentence. Round pronunciation.

So I came down the little path swiftly, and then round the great rock, and up towards the door.
The man turned round, and looked at David, then he jerked his head in a friendly sort of way and motioned towards the sunset.
His face became grave, he turned the cigar round in his mouth.
After looking round the room for a moment, the Prince came slowly over to Nahoum, and, stretching out a hand, stroked his beard.
When he had gone, Nahoum swung slowly round and faced the agitated groups.
David looked round the little room.
Rapine, murder, tyranny, oppression, were round him on every side, and the ruler of the land called him to his counsels.
Still chanting, he rose and began walking round the great court-yard.
Twice he went round, still chanting, but the third time he stooped to pick up a little strip of linen which had fallen from the window, and concealed it in his sleeve.
He swung round and was met by the passive face of the black slave in personal attendance on Harrik.
Involuntarily David's eyes ran round the room before he replied.
More than once his death had been planned, but the dark design had come to light-now from the workers of the bazaars, whose wires of intelligence pierced everywhere; now from some hungry fellah whose yelek he had filled with cakes of dourha beside a bread-shop; now from Mahommed Hassan, who was for him a thousand eyes and feet and hands, who cooked his food, and gathered round him fellaheen or Copts or Soudanese or Nubians whom he himself had tested and found true, and ruled them with a hand of plenty and a rod of iron.
There was far, to go before those mud huts of the thousand years would give place to rational modern homes; and as he saw a solitary horseman spread his sheepskin on the ground and kneel to say his evening prayer, as Mahomet had done in his flight between Mecca and Medina, the distance between the Egypt of his desire and the ancient Egypt that moved round him sharply impressed his mind, and the magnitude of his task settled heavily on his spirit.
Every heaving motion of the vessel, which had made her so giddy as it danced over the shifting waves, she now distinctly felt again, and at last it seemed as if a whirlpool had seized the ship, and was whirling it round faster and faster in a circle.
Not one prayer could he bring to its due conclusion, for either his eyes closed before he came to the "Amen," or else worldly images crowded round him, and forced him to begin his devotions again from the beginning, when he had succeeded in recollecting himself.
Clarence went round to see his friend Fentiman, with whom he usually had a chat on Saturday evening.
I feel quite sure there's a joke going round at our expense.
Fellows are discarding waistcoats and wearing what they call a cummerbund-silk sash round the waist.
CHAPTER VII Glad of a free evening, Emmeline, after dinner, walked round to Mrs. Fentiman's.
Not till Louise had entered did her hostess look round.

Examples of Round

Example #1
But, as I did so, my heart stood still, for I heard voices.
Example #2
Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
Example #3
Merry faces looked back and nodded, and in a moment they were gone.
Example #4
A group of people were moving towards the exit from the ramparts, and near himself stood a man waving an adieu. "Well, give my love to the girls," said the man cheerily.
Example #5
Lucky for me that in Mexico I got into the habit of carrying a pop-gun.
Example #6
They were 'kourbashing' his feet; I landed on them as the soles came away.