English adjective: roundabout
|1.||roundabout marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct|
|Samples||The explanation was circuitous and puzzling.|
A roundabout paragraph.
Hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend.
|2.||roundabout deviating from a straight course|
|Samples||A scenic but devious route.|
A long and circuitous journey by train and boat.
A roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic.
English noun: roundabout
|1.||roundabout (artifact) a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island|
|Samples||The accident blocked all traffic at the rotary.|
|Synonyms||circle, rotary, traffic circle|
|Part meronym||road, route|
|2.||roundabout (artifact) a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement|
|Synonyms||carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, whirligig|