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
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
2. an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
3. a regular route for a sentry or policeman
Similar word(s): beat
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
5. the activity of playing 18 holes of golf
- a round of golf takes about 4 hours
6. the usual activities in your day
- the doctor made his rounds
7. (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
8. the course along which communications spread
- the story is going the rounds in Washington
9. a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)
- he ordered a second round
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
13. a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
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
2. make round
- round the edges
3. pronounce with rounded lips
4. attack in speech or writing
5. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
Similar word(s): polish
6. express as a round number
- round off the amount
7. become round, plump, or shapely
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.