Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
Show Word Parts
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
round

round

 
 
pronunciation:
raUnd
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb, preposition, verb
phrases:
round out, round up
features:
Word Builder, Word Explorer
part of speech: adjective
inflections: rounder, roundest
definition 1: shaped like a ball or circle.
Most cookies are round.That is a round cheese.
synonyms:
circular, oval
definition 2: having a curved surface or outline that is close to the curve of a ball or circle.
Apples and plums are round.
synonyms:
convex, curved
similar words:
bent
definition 3: somewhat curved; without angles.
The plump baby has round cheeks.
synonyms:
curved
similar words:
chubby, convex, plump
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: anything that is shaped like a ball or circle.
synonyms:
ball, circle, ring
similar words:
roll
definition 2: (often plural) a complete series of stops or visits.
The guard made his rounds every two hours.
synonyms:
route
definition 3: a completed game, series, or course.
He played two rounds of golf.
definition 4: a bursting out.
The singer received a round of applause.
synonyms:
burst, outburst
definition 5: a single shot from a gun or larger weapon, or the ammunition for such a shot.
The soldiers fired dozens of rounds at the enemy.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: around.
She spun round to see who was behind her.
synonyms:
around
similar words:
about
 
part of speech: preposition
definition: around
He will leave round midnight.
synonyms:
around, near
similar words:
at, by
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: rounded, rounding, rounds
definition 1: to make round in shape.
I rounded the dough into balls for making rolls.
similar words:
bend, curve
definition 2: to go around; pass around.
We rounded the corner too fast.
synonyms:
turn
similar words:
follow, skirt, take
definition 3: to express as a round or whole number (sometimes followed by "off").
Would you round this number off to the nearest ten?
definition 4: to become round or curved in shape.
The dough for the bread rounded as it rose.
similar words:
bend, curve
phrase: round out
phrase: round up
derivations: roundish (adj.), roundness (n.)
Word Builder: round +
  • rounded1:
    of a number, estimated or approximate.
  • rounded2:
    of a shape, having curves or like a circle.
Word Explorer
See
  game, mathematics, number, weapon