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English adjective: round

1. round having a circular shape


Synonymscircular


Similarapple-shaped, ball-shaped, barrel-shaped, bulb-shaped, bulblike, bulbous, capitate, coccoid, cumuliform, disc-shaped, disclike, discoid, discoidal, disk-shaped, disklike, global, globose, globular, goblet-shaped, moon-round, moonlike, nutlike, orbicular, pancake-like, pear-shaped, pinwheel-shaped, ringlike, roundish, spheric, spherical, wheel-like


See alsorounded


Antonymssquare

2. round (of sounds) full and rich


SamplesOrotund tones.
The rotund and reverberating phrase.
Pear-shaped vowels.


Synonymsorotund, pear-shaped, rotund


Similarfull


Antonymsthin

3. round (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand


SamplesIn round numbers.


Similarinexact


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths


Antonymsexact


English noun: round

1. round (artifact) a charge of ammunition for a single shot


Synonymsone shot, unit of ammunition


Broader (hypernym)ammo, ammunition

2. round (time) an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs


SamplesThe never-ending cycle of the seasons.


Synonymscycle, rhythm


Broader (hypernym)interval, time interval


Part holonymphase, phase angle

3. round (location) a regular route for a sentry or policeman


SamplesIn the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name.


Synonymsbeat


Broader (hypernym)itinerary, path, route

4. round (act) (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order)


SamplesThe doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning.
The postman's rounds.
We enjoyed our round of the local bars.


Broader (hypernym)call


Domain usageplural, plural form

5. round (act) the activity of playing 18 holes of golf


SamplesA round of golf takes about 4 hours.


Synonymsround of golf


Broader (hypernym)golf, golf game

6. round (act) the usual activities in your day


SamplesThe doctor made his rounds.


Synonymsdaily round


Broader (hypernym)habitude

7. round (time) (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive


Synonymsbout, turn


Broader (hypernym)division, part, section


Narrower (hyponym)bottom, bottom of the inning, top, top of the inning


Part meronymperiod of play, play, playing period


Domain categoryathletics, sport

8. round (object) the course along which communications spread


SamplesThe story is going the rounds in Washington.


Broader (hypernym)course, path, track

9. round (food) a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)


SamplesHe ordered a second round.


Synonymsround of drinks


Broader (hypernym)helping, portion, serving

10. round (food) a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg


Broader (hypernym)cut of beef


Part holonymround steak

11. round (communication) 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


SamplesThey enjoyed singing rounds.


Synonymstroll


Broader (hypernym)partsong

12. round (communication) an outburst of applause


SamplesThere was a round of applause.


Broader (hypernym)applause, clapping, hand clapping

13. round (artifact) a crosspiece between the legs of a chair


Synonymsrung, stave


Broader (hypernym)crosspiece


Part meronymfeeding chair, folding chair, highchair, rocker, rocking chair, side chair, straight chair

14. round (artifact) any circular or rotating mechanism


SamplesThe machine punched out metal circles.


Synonymscircle


Broader (hypernym)rotating mechanism


Narrower (hyponym)disc, disk


English adverb: round

1. round from beginning to end; throughout


SamplesIt rains all year round on Skye.
Frigid weather the year around.


Synonymsaround


English verb: round

1. round (motion) wind around; move along a circular course


SamplesRound the bend.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

2. round (change) make round


SamplesRound the edges.


Synonymsround off, round out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape


Narrower (hyponym)purse

3. round (communication) pronounce with rounded lips


Synonymslabialise, labialize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out

4. round (communication) attack in speech or writing


SamplesThe editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker.


Synonymsassail, assault, attack, lash out, snipe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart


Narrower (hyponym)abuse, barrage, blackguard, blister, bombard, clapperclaw, claw, rip, rubbish, scald, shout, vitriol, whang, whip

5. round (change) bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state


SamplesPolish your social manners.


Synonymsbrush up, polish, polish up, round off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hone, perfect

6. round (change) express as a round number


SamplesRound off the amount.


Synonymsround down, round off, round out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

7. round (body) become round, plump, or shapely


SamplesThe young woman is fleshing out.


Synonymsfill out, flesh out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)gain, put on









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