round  

  • Pronunciation of round: R AW1 N D (raʊnd)

  • Number of syllables of round: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of round

  • Definition of round

    • (n): the usual activities in your day; "the doctor made his rounds"  
    • (n): the activity of playing 18 holes of golf; "a round of golf takes about 4 hours"  
    • (n): (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order); "the doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning"; "the postman''s rounds"; "we enjoyed our round of the local bars"  
    • (n): any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"  
    • (n): a charge of ammunition for a single shot  
    • (n): a crosspiece between the legs of a chair  
    • (n): an outburst of applause; "there was a round of applause"  
    • (n): 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; "they enjoyed singing rounds"  
    • (n): a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg  
    • (n): a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); "he ordered a second round"  
    • (n): a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"  
    • (n): the course along which communications spread; "the story is going the rounds in Washington"  
    • (n): (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive  
    • (n): an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the neverending cycle of the seasons"  
    • (v): become round, plump, or shapely; "The young woman is fleshing out"  
    • (v): make round; "round the edges"  
    • (v): express as a round number; "round off the amount"  
    • (v): bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners"  
    • (v): attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"  
    • (v): pronounce with rounded lips  
    • (v): wind around; move along a circular course; "round the bend"  
    • (v): be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"  
    • (s): (of numbers) to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand; "in round numbers"  
    • (s): (of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"  
    • (a): having a circular shape  
    • (r): from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"  
  • Examples of round

    • The dome has a round shape.  
    • The gametocytes are round in shape.  
    • Because the round trait is dominant, the phenotype of all the seeds was round.  
    • The young shoplifter has round eyes.  
    • The form is like pushing a grindstone round and round.  
    • The young shoplifter is round eyed.  
    • Round nine was the most exciting round of the fight.  
    • He has a round face.  
    • The ellipticity was a round shape.  
    • Crucially, Vargas was knocked down in the 1st round and again in the 11th round.  

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