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Part of speech: Adjective

Circular; spherical; cylindrical, as a gun barrel; having a curved outline or surface; as, a round arch; a round cheek; whole; complete; as, a round dozen; going from and returning to the same place; as, a round trip; liberal; large; as, a round sum; easy and energetic in motion; as, a round pace; full in sound; as, the round tones of a voice; well- balanced; as, a round sentence; bold; outspoken; as, a round rebuke; approximately, divisible by ten as, round numbers.

Part of speech: Noun

A circle, cylinder, or globe; a fixed course or route; a beat; as, a policeman's round; routine; as, the day's round of duties; a series of events, acts, etc.; as, a round of gaiety; a circular dance; a course of action in which a number of persons take part at one time; as, a round of cheers; one of a number of repeated actions; as, a round of whist; a simultaneous discharge of shots by each soldier or gun in a company or detail; ammunition needed for such a discharge; the rung of a ladder; a crossbar connecting the legs of a chair.

Part of speech: Verb

To give a curved form to; travel or pass around; as, in sailing, to round a cape; to bring to completion; finish; as, to round out a plan; fill out smoothly or musically; as, to round out a sentence.

Part of speech: Verb

To become curved, spherical, or circular in form; to wheel about; to grow full, complete, or perfect.

Part of speech: Adverb

On all sides, so as to encircle; as, the people gathered round; with a rotating motion; as, the wheel turns round; from one side or party to another; as, he came round to their belief; from person to person or point to point; as, not food enough to go round.

Part of speech: Preposition

About; on every side of; past so as to encircle.

Part of speech: Adverb


Part of speech: Noun


Usage examples "round":
  • I must go to Mr. Round then, myself. - "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.
  • Mark looked round sharply. - "The Black Bar", George Manville Fenn.
  • Come round and see me. - "Ralph Granger's Fortunes", William Perry Brown.