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round

round

 
pronunciation:
raUnd
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb, preposition, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
make the rounds, round out, round up
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: rounder, roundest
definition 1: having a circular or spherical shape.
a round traya round ball
synonyms:
circular, cycloid, orbicular, oval, spherical
similar words:
discoid, elliptical, globular, ovoid, rotund
definition 2: having a curved surface or outline that approximates the curve of a ball or circle.
the round tip of an eraser
synonyms:
convex, curved, rounded
similar words:
arced, bent
definition 3: relatively curved; not angular.
round hips
synonyms:
curved, curvy, rounded
similar words:
chubby, convex, curvaceous, plump, rotund
definition 4: entire; exact; full.
a round hundred dollars
synonyms:
complete, entire, even, exact, full, whole
similar words:
perfect, precise, square, total
definition 5: sufficiently great; ample.
a round sum
synonyms:
ample, generous, large
similar words:
abundant, bountiful, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, sufficient
definition 6: full-sounding; sonorous, as a voice.
synonyms:
orotund, resonant, rich, rotund, sonorous
antonyms:
reedy
similar words:
consonant, harmonious, mellifluous, melodious, plangent, vibrant
definition 7: forceful or direct; unequivocal.
She gave him a round answer.
synonyms:
blunt, direct, straightforward, unequivocal, unreserved
antonyms:
evasive
similar words:
blatant, candid, forceful, frank, outspoken, plain
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: anything that is round, circular, or spherical.
synonyms:
ball, circle, orb, ring, roundel, sphere
similar words:
roll
definition 2: (often pl.) a complete succession of stops or visits.
The doctor made the rounds to see all his patients.a guard's rounds
synonyms:
route
definition 3: a completed game, series, or course.
a round of social activitiesa round of golf
similar words:
ballot, bout, deal
definition 4: a serving of drinks to all the members of a party or group.
Let's have another round.
definition 5: an outburst, as of applause.
synonyms:
burst, outburst
definition 6: a single shot from a firearm or larger weapon, or the ammunition for such a shot.
phrase: make the rounds
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: throughout a specified period.
She works the year round.
synonyms:
through
similar words:
throughout
definition 2: around.
synonyms:
around
similar words:
about
 
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: during the entire specified period of time.
It snowed round the clock.
synonyms:
around
similar words:
for, through, throughout
definition 2: around.
He will leave round midnight.
synonyms:
about, around, near
similar words:
at, by
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rounded, rounding, rounds
definition 1: to make round in shape.
synonyms:
ball, sphere
similar words:
bend, curve
definition 2: to go around; pass around.
We rounded the corner too fast.
synonyms:
turn
similar words:
follow, rim, skirt, take
definition 3: to bring to completion; finish.
synonyms:
turn
similar words:
cap, follow, skirt, take
definition 4: to express as a round or whole number (sometimes fol. by off).
Would you round this number off to the nearest ten?
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become round or curved in shape.
synonyms:
ball
similar words:
bend, curve
definition 2: to arrive at completion or perfection.
synonyms:
close, conclude, end, finish
similar words:
stop, terminate
definition 3: to move on a circular course.
synonyms:
circle, circuit
similar words:
bend, orbit, revolve, rotate, turn
phrase: round out
phrase: round up
derivations: roundish (adj.), roundness (n.)
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  • rounded1:
    of a number, estimated or approximate.
  • rounded2:
    of a shape, having curves or like a circle.
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