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meanings of round


  1. A circular or spherical object or part of an object.
  2. A round of beef.
  3. One of the specified pre-determined segments of the total time of a sport event, such as a boxing or wrestling match, during which contestants compete before being signaled to stop.
  4. A vessel filled, as for drinking.
  5. A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once.
  6. An assembly; a group; a circle.
  7. A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an outside edge, added for a finished appearance and to soften sharp edges.
  8. A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.
  9. A general outburst from a group of people at an event.
  10. A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.
  11. A song that is sung by groups of people with each subset of people starting at a different time.
  12. A rung, as of a ladder.
  13. One sandwich (two full slices of bread with filling).
  14. A single individual portion or dose of medicine.
  15. A round-top.
  16. A stage in a competition.
  17. The play after each deal.
  18. A whisper; whispering.
  19. A crosspiece that joins and braces the legs of a chair.
  20. Rotation, as in office; succession.
  21. A firearm cartridge, bullet, or any individual ammunition projectile. Originally referring to the spherical projectile ball of a smoothbore firearm. Compare round shot and solid shot.
  22. A circular dance.
  23. Discourse; song.
  24. A circular or repetitious route.
  25. A serving of something; a portion of something to each person in a group.
  26. In some sports, e.g. golf or showjumping: one complete way around the course.
  27. A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution.
  28. A stage or level of a game.
  29. A long-bristled, circular-headed paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting.
  30. A strip of material with a circular face that covers an edge, gap, or crevice for decorative, sanitary, or security purposes.
  31. A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
  32. The hindquarters of a bovine.
  33. A stage, level, set of events in a game.


  1. To encircle; to encompass.
  2. To do ward rounds.
  3. To address or speak to in a whisper, utter in a whisper.
  4. To turn and attack someone or something (used with on).
  5. To shape something into a curve.
  6. To go round, as a guard; to make the rounds.
  7. To go round, pass, go past.
  8. To approximate a number, especially a decimal number by the closest whole number.
  9. To go or turn round; to wheel about.
  10. To finish; to complete; to fill out.
  11. To advance to home plate.
  12. To become shaped into a curve.
  13. To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.
  14. To speak in a low tone; whisper; speak secretly; take counsel.
  15. To turn past a boundary.


  1. Consistent; fair; just; applied to conduct.
  2. Spherical; shaped like a ball; having a circular cross-section in more than one direction.
  3. Well-written and well-characterized; complex and reminiscent of a real person.
  4. Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.
  5. Complete, whole, not lacking.
  6. Pronounced with the lips drawn together; rounded.
  7. Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; not mincing.
  8. Finished; polished; not defective or abrupt; said of authors or their writing style.
  9. Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction.
  10. (physical) Of shape:.
  11. Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero.
  12. Vaulted.
  13. Plump.
  14. Large in magnitude.


  1. Alternative form of around.


  1. Alternative form of around.


  1. A surname​.

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