What is round?

  • (noun): An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs.
    Synonyms: cycle, rhythm
    See also — Additional definitions below

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More definitions of "round":

  • (noun): (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive.
    Synonyms: turn, bout
  • (verb): Wind around; move along a circular course.
    Example: "Round the bend"
  • (noun): The activity of playing 18 holes of golf.
    Example: "A round of golf takes about 4 hours"
    Synonyms: round of golf
  • (noun): Any circular or rotating mechanism.
    Synonyms: circle
  • (noun): The usual activities in your day.
    Synonyms: daily round
  • (noun): A cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg.
  • (adj): Having a circular shape.
    Synonyms: circular
  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: troll
  • (noun): A serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic).
    Example: "He ordered a second round"
    Synonyms: round of drinks
  • (noun): An outburst of applause.
    Example: "There was a round of applause"
  • (adj): (of numbers) to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand.
    Example: "In round numbers"
  • (noun): The course along which communications spread.
    Example: "The story is going the rounds in Washington"
  • (noun): A crosspiece between the legs of a chair.
    Synonyms: rung, stave
  • (adv): From beginning to end; throughout.
    Example: "It rains all year round on Skye"
    Synonyms: around
  • (noun): (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order).
    Example: "The doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning"; "the postman's rounds"; "we enjoyed our round of the local bars"
  • (noun): A regular route for a sentry or policeman.
    Synonyms: beat

Famous quotes containing the word round:

    In the land of turkeys in turkey weather
    At the base of the statue, we go round and round.
    What a beautiful history, beautiful surprise!
    Monsieur is on horseback. The horse is covered with mice.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    All round and round does the world lie as in a sharp-shooter’s ambush, to pick off the beautiful illusions of youth, by the pitiless cracking rifles of the realities of age.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    I can entertain the proposition that life is a metaphor for boxing—for one of those bouts that go on and on, round following round, jabs, missed punches, clinches, nothing determined, again the bell and again and you and your opponent so evenly matched it’s impossible not to see that your opponent is you.... Life is like boxing in many unsettling respects. But boxing is only like boxing.
    Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)