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round - Dictionary definition and meaning for word round

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(noun) a charge of ammunition for a single shot
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(noun) an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
Synonyms : cycle , rhythm
Example Sentence
  • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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(noun) a regular route for a sentry or policeman
Synonyms : beat
Example Sentence
  • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name

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(noun) (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order)
Example Sentence
  • the doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning
  • the postman's rounds
  • we enjoyed our round of the local bars

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(noun) the activity of playing 18 holes of golf
Synonyms : round of golf
Example Sentence
  • a round of golf takes about 4 hours

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(noun) the usual activities in your day
Synonyms : daily round
Example Sentence
  • the doctor made his rounds

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(noun) (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
Synonyms : bout , turn

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(noun) the course along which communications spread
Example Sentence
  • the story is going the rounds in Washington

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(noun) a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)
Synonyms : round of drinks
Example Sentence
  • he ordered a second round

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(noun) a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg
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(noun) 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
Synonyms : troll
Example Sentence
  • they enjoyed singing rounds

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(noun) an outburst of applause
Example Sentence
  • there was a round of applause

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(noun) a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
Synonyms : rung , stave

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(noun) any circular or rotating mechanism
Synonyms : circle
Example Sentence
  • the machine punched out metal circles

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(verb) wind around; move along a circular course
Example Sentence
  • round the bend

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(verb) make round
Synonyms : round off , round out
Example Sentence
  • round the edges

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(verb) pronounce with rounded lips
Synonyms : labialise , labialize

Definition
(verb) attack in speech or writing
Synonyms : assail , assault , attack , lash out , snipe
Example Sentence
  • The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker

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(verb) bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
Synonyms : brush up , polish , polish up , round off
Example Sentence
  • polish your social manners

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(verb) express as a round number
Synonyms : round down , round off , round out
Example Sentence
  • round off the amount

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(verb) become round, plump, or shapely
Synonyms : fill out , flesh out
Example Sentence
  • The young woman is fleshing out

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(adj) having a circular shape
Synonyms : circular

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(adj) (of sounds) full and rich
Synonyms : orotund , pear-shaped , rotund
Example Sentence
  • orotund tones
  • the rotund and reverberating phrase
  • pear-shaped vowels

Definition
(adj) (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand
Example Sentence
  • in round numbers

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(adv) from beginning to end; throughout
Synonyms : around
Example Sentence
  • It rains all year round on Skye
  • frigid weather the year around

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