What is round?

  • (adj): Having a circular shape.
    Synonyms: circular
    See also — Additional definitions below

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More definitions of "round":

  • (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): The activity of playing 18 holes of golf.
    Example: "A round of golf takes about 4 hours"
    Synonyms: round of golf
  • (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
  • (verb): Wind around; move along a circular course.
    Example: "Round the bend"
  • (noun): An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs.
    Synonyms: cycle, rhythm
  • (adv): From beginning to end; throughout.
    Example: "It rains all year round on Skye"
    Synonyms: around
  • (adj): (of numbers) to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand.
    Example: "In round numbers"
  • (noun): The usual activities in your day.
    Synonyms: daily round
  • (noun): A serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic).
    Example: "He ordered a second round"
    Synonyms: round of drinks
  • (noun): The course along which communications spread.
    Example: "The story is going the rounds in Washington"
  • (noun): An outburst of applause.
    Example: "There was a round of applause"
  • (noun): Any circular or rotating mechanism.
    Synonyms: circle
  • (noun): (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive.
    Synonyms: turn, bout
  • (noun): A regular route for a sentry or policeman.
    Synonyms: beat
  • (noun): A cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg.
  • (noun): A crosspiece between the legs of a chair.
    Synonyms: rung, stave

Famous quotes containing the word round:

    Violence upon the roads: violence of horses;
    Some few have handsome riders, are garlanded
    On delicate sensitive ear or tossing mane,
    But wearied running round and round in their courses
    All break and vanish, and evil gathers head:
    Herodias’ daughters have returned again.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    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)

    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)