Round - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |raʊnd|  American pronunciation of the word round
Brit.  |raʊnd|  British pronunciation of the word round

noun

- a charge of ammunition for a single shot
- an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs (syn: cycle, rhythm)
- a regular route for a sentry or policeman (syn: beat)
- (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order)
- the activity of playing 18 holes of golf
- the usual activities in your day
- (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive (syn: bout, turn)

▼ (7)

verb

- wind around; move along a circular course
- make round
- pronounce with rounded lips (syn: labialise, labialize)
- attack in speech or writing (syn: assail, assault, attack, snipe)
- bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state (syn: polish)
- express as a round number
- become round, plump, or shapely

adjective

- (of sounds) full and rich (syn: orotund, pear-shaped, rotund)
- (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand

adverb

- from beginning to end; throughout(syn: around)

Examples

The baby has a round face.

The owl's big, round eyes

A shirt with a round collar

...people working there all year round...

...gather round and listen to my story...

...a round of steel to reinforce the wooden beam...

...a busy round of parties during the holiday season...

...talked to voters round the city...

She was a nice round lively little girl.

At first their pace was round, but then it soon slackened.

He made no answer whatever to this round intimation.

He ordered another round of drinks.

The wheel turns round.

The wind has gone round to the north.

England veered round again to protestantism under Elizabeth.

Phrasal verbs

round off  — make round
round out  — fill out
round up  — seek out and bring together

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: round
he/she/it: rounds
present participle: rounding
past tense: rounded
past participle: rounded
noun
singular: round
plural: rounds
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