Round (definition)

To whisper.

Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical; circular; having a form approaching a spherical or a circular shape; orbicular; globular; as, a round ball.

Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round.

Having a curved outline or form; especially, one like the arc of a circle or an ellipse, or a portion of the surface of a sphere; rotund; bulging; protuberant; not angular or pointed; as, a round arch; round hills.

Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; -- said of numbers.

Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price.

Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note.

Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, making the opening more or less round in shape; rounded; labialized; labial. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 11.

Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath.

Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; -- said of style, or of authors with reference to their style.

Complete and consistent; fair; just; -- applied to conduct.

Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. "The golden round" [the crown].

A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution; as, the round of the seasons; a round of pleasures.

A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.

A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.

A circular dance.

That which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause.

Rotation, as in office; succession.

The step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair.

A course ending where it began; a circuit; a beat; especially, one freguently or regulary traversed; also, the act of traversing a circuit; as, a watchman's round; the rounds of the postman.

A walk performed by a guard or an officer round the rampart of a garrison, or among sentinels, to see that the sentinels are faithful and all things safe; also, the guard or officer, with his attendants, who performs this duty; -- usually in the plural.

A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once.

Ammunition for discharging a piece or pieces once; as, twenty rounds of ammunition were given out.

A short vocal piece, resembling a catch in which three or four voices follow each other round in a species of canon in the unison.

The time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout.

A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.

A vessel filled, as for drinking.

An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians.

See Roundtop.

Same as Round of beef, below.

On all sides; around.

Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one's position; as, to turn one's head round; a wheel turns round.

In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round.

From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, -- that is, to change sides or opinions.

By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point.

Through a circle, as of friends or houses.

Roundly; fully; vigorously.

On every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people atood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass.

To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to round the edges of anything.

To surround; to encircle; to encompass.

To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion.

To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn.

To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing.

To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.

To go round, as a guard.

To go or turn round; to wheel about.

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