(noun, adjective, verb)


1. having the shape or form of a circle

Similar word(s): global, globose, globular, orbicular, spheric, spherical, bulblike, bulbous, capitate, coccoid, cumuliform, disclike, discoid, discoidal, disklike, moonlike, nutlike, ringlike, roundish, rounded, circular

2. (of sounds) full and rich

Similar word(s): full, orotund, rotund

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

- in round numbers

Similar word(s): inexact

Sentences with round as an adjective:

- We sat at a round table to make conversation easier.

- The ancient Egyptian demonstrated that the Earth is round, not flat.

- Our child's bed has round corners for safety.

- The baker sold us a round dozen.

- One hundred is a nice round number.

- a round answer;  a round oath


1. from beginning to end; throughout

- It rains all year round on Skye

- frigid weather the year around

Similar word(s): around


1. a charge of ammunition for a single shot

Definition categories: man–made, ammo, ammunition

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

Similar word(s): cycle, rhythm

Definition categories: time, interval

3. a regular route for a sentry or policeman

Similar word(s): beat

Definition categories: location, itinerary, path, route

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

Definition categories: act, call

5. the activity of playing 18 holes of golf

- a round of golf takes about 4 hours

Definition categories: act, golf

6. the usual activities in your day

- the doctor made his rounds

Definition categories: act, habitude

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

Similar word(s): bout, turn

Definition categories: time, division, part, section

8. the course along which communications spread

- the story is going the rounds in Washington

Definition categories: object, course, path, track

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

- he ordered a second round

Definition categories: food, helping, portion, serving

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

Definition categories: food

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

Similar word(s): troll

Definition categories: communication

12. an outburst of applause

- there was a round of applause

Definition categories: communication, applause, clapping

13. a crosspiece between the legs of a chair

Similar word(s): rung, stave

Definition categories: man–made, crosspiece

14. any circular or rotating mechanism

Similar word(s): circle

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with round as a noun:

- hospital rounds

- The guards have started their rounds; the prisoner should be caught soon.

- The candidate got a round of applause after every sentence or two.

- They brought us a round of drinks about every thirty minutes.

- qualifying rounds of the championship

- All furniture in the nursery had rounds on the edges and in the crevices.

- the round of the seasons;  a round of pleasures

- a round of politicians


1. wind around; move along a circular course

- round the bend

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

2. make round

- round the edges

Definition categories: change, form, shape

3. pronounce with rounded lips

Similar word(s): labialise, labialize

Definition categories: communication, articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say

4. attack in speech or writing

Similar word(s): assail, assault, attack, snipe

Definition categories: communication, criticise, criticize, knock

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

Similar word(s): polish

Definition categories: change, hone, perfect

6. express as a round number

- round off the amount

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

7. become round, plump, or shapely

Definition categories: body, gain

Sentences with round as a verb:

- The carpenter rounded the edges of the table.

- She rounded out her education with only a single mathematics class.

- Ninety-five rounds up to one hundred.

- Helen watched him until he rounded the corner.

- As a group of policemen went past him, one of them rounded on him, grabbing him by the arm.

- And the runners round the bases on the double by Jones.