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    round - Dictionary definition and meaning for word round

    Definition
    (noun) a charge of ammunition for a single shot Definition
    (noun) an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    Synonyms : cycle , rhythm
    Example Sentence
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) the activity of playing 18 holes of golf
    Synonyms : round of golf
    Example Sentence
    • a round of golf takes about 4 hours
    Definition
    (noun) the usual activities in your day
    Synonyms : daily round
    Example Sentence
    • the doctor made his rounds
    Definition
    (noun) (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
    Synonyms : bout , turn
    Definition
    (noun) the course along which communications spread
    Example Sentence
    • the story is going the rounds in Washington
    Definition
    (noun) a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)
    Synonyms : round of drinks
    Example Sentence
    • he ordered a second round
    Definition
    (noun) a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) an outburst of applause
    Example Sentence
    • there was a round of applause
    Definition
    (noun) a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
    Synonyms : rung , stave
    Definition
    (noun) any circular or rotating mechanism
    Synonyms : circle
    Example Sentence
    • the machine punched out metal circles
    Definition
    (verb) wind around; move along a circular course
    Example Sentence
    • round the bend
    Definition
    (verb) make round
    Synonyms : round off , round out
    Example Sentence
    • round the edges
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
    Synonyms : brush up , polish , polish up , round off
    Example Sentence
    • polish your social manners
    Definition
    (verb) express as a round number
    Synonyms : round down , round off , round out
    Example Sentence
    • round off the amount
    Definition
    (verb) become round, plump, or shapely
    Synonyms : fill out , flesh out
    Example Sentence
    • The young woman is fleshing out
    Definition
    (adj) having a circular shape
    Synonyms : circular
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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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