Complete Definition of "round"

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English

rank|morning|money|door|276|round|kind|form|hundred

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK & General American|US) IPA|/ˈɹaʊnd/, SAMPA|/"raUnd/
audio|en-us-round.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|aʊnd

Etymology 1
From OF. rond-, rund- ( > French rond), representing an earlier *rodond, from Latin rotundus ( > Italian rotondo, Provençal redon, Spanish redondo etc.). The noun developed partly from the adjective and partly from the corresponding French noun rond. Compare rotund.

Adjective
en-adj|er|more

  1. circular|Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction.

#: We sat at a round table to make conversation easier.

  1. spherical|Spherical; shaped like a ball; having a circular cross-section in more than one direction.

#: The ancient Egyptian demonstrated that the Earth is round, not flat.

  1. Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.

#: Our child's bed has round corners for safety.

  1. plump|Plump
  2. complete|Complete, whole, not lacking.

#: The baker sold us a round dozen.

  1. mathematics Of a number that has been rounded off or approximated.

#: One hundred is a nice round number.

  1. linguistics pronounce|Pronounced with the mouth open in the shape of an "O".

Synonyms
italbrac|circular: circular, cylindrical, discoid
italbrac|spherical: spherical
italbrac|of corners that lack sharp angles: rounded
italbrac|plump: plump, rotund
italbrac|not lacking: complete, entire, whole
italbrac|of a number: rounded
italbrac|pronounced with the mouth open: rounded

Translations
trans-top|circular or cylindrical
Chinese: 圓, 圆 (yuán)
Czech: kulatý m
Finnish: pyöreä
French: rond m, ronde f
German: rund
Japanese: 丸い (まるい, marui)
trans-mid
Latin: rotundus m
Lithuanian: apvalus m
Russian: круглый (krúglyj)
Slovene: okrogel m, okrogla f, okroglo n
Spanish: redondo m, circular#Spanish|circular m|f
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trans-top|spherical
Czech: kulatý m
Finnish: pyöreä
French: rond m, ronde f
German: rund
Latin: globosus|globōsus m
trans-mid
Japanese: 丸い (まるい, marui)
Lithuanian: apvalus m
Russian: круглый (krúglyj)
Slovene: okrogel m, okrogla f, okroglo n
Spanish: redondo m, esférico m
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trans-top|of corners that lack sharp angles
Czech: kulatý m
Finnish: pyöreä, pyöristää|pyöristetty
German: abgerundet
Lithuanian: užapvalintas m
trans-mid
Russian: круглый (krúglyj), закруглённый (zakrugl'ónnyj)
Slovene: zaobljen m, zaobljena f, zaobljeno n
Spanish: redondo m, redonda f
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trans-top|plump
Finnish: pyöreä, pullea, pulska
French: rond m, ronde f
German: mollig, rund
trans-mid
Russian: полный (pólnyj)
Slovene: okrogel m, okrogla f, okroglo n
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trans-top|complete, not lacking
Chinese: 圓, 圆 (yuán)
Finnish: pyöreä, täysi
German: rund
trans-mid
Latin: rotundus m
Russian: полный (pólnyj)
Spanish: redondo m, redonda f
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trans-top|of a number that has been rounded off
Czech: kulatý m
Finnish: pyöreä, pyöristää|pyöristetty
German: rund
trans-mid
Lithuanian: suapvalintas m
Russian: круглый (krúglyj)
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trans-top|pronounced with the mouth in the shape of an "O"
Finnish: pyöreä
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trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|مستدير IPAchar|(mustadīr)
ttbc|Dutch: rond, ronde
ttbc|Hungarian: kerek
ttbc|Ido: ronda
ttbc|Italian: rotondo, tondo
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ttbc|Korean: 둥근 (dunggeun)
ttbc|Neapolitan: tònno
ttbc|Portuguese: redondo
ttbc|Polish: okrągły m, okrągła f, okrągłe n
ttbc|Swedish: rund
ttbc|Vietnamese: tròn
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Derived terms
top2
roundabout
round dozen
round-table
mid2
round the clock
round trip
rounded vowel

Noun
en-noun

  1. A circular object.
  2. A circular or repetitious route; hospital rounds.

#: The guards have started their rounds; the prisoner should be caught soon.

  1. An outburst of a certain event. For example, a round of applause.
  2. A song that is sung by groups of people with each subset of people starting at a different time.
  3. A serving of something; a dishing out of one of something to everybody, as in a round of drinks.
  4. art A long-bristled, circular-headed paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting.
  5. A bullet, or any individual ammunition shell.
  6. A period of time in a boxing match in which boxers are permitted to fight before being signaled to returned to their designated corner.
  7. context|engineering|drafting|CAD A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an outside edge, added for a finished appearance and to break sharp edges.

Antonyms
(rounded outside edge): fillet

Translations
trans-top|circular object
Finnish: ympyrä
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trans-top|circular or repetitious route
Finnish: kierros
trans-mid
Russian: обход (obχód) m
Slovene: obhod m
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trans-top|outburst
Finnish: "other structures used"
trans-mid
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trans-top|song
Finnish: kaanon
trans-mid
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trans-top|serving
Finnish: kierros
trans-mid
Slovene: runda f
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trans-top|circular paintbrush
trans-mid
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trans-top|individual ammunition shell
Finnish: patruuna, ammus
trans-mid
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trans-top|period in a boxing match
Finnish: erä
trans-mid
Russian: раунд (ráund) m
Slovene: runda f
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Dutch: canon m (2)
German: Runde f (4,5)
Vietnamese: loạt (1)
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Derived terms
round of applause

Preposition
round

  1. around|Around.

#: I look round the room quick to make sure it's neat looking.

Translations
trans-top|around
Finnish: ympäri|ympäri, ympäriinsä, ympärille+pers.suffix
Latin: circa, circum
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trans-top|on/to more than two sides
Finnish: ympäri|ympärillä, ympärille
Russian: вокруг (vokrúg)
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Adverb
round

  1. around|Around.

Verb
en-verb|rounds|rounding|rounded

  1. To shape something into a curve.

#: The carpenter rounded the edges of the table.

  1. italbrac|with "out" To finish; to complete; to fill out.

#: She rounded out her education with only a single mathematics class.

  1. To approximate a number, especially a decimal number by the closest whole number.

#: Ninety-five rounds up to one hundred.

  1. To turn past a boundary.

#: Helen watched him until he rounded the corner.

  1. To turn and attack someone or thing.

#: As a group of policemen went past him, one of them rounded on him, grabbing him by the arm.

Derived terms
round out
round up
round down

Translations
trans-top|to shape into a curve
Finnish: pyöristää
Portuguese: arredondar
trans-mid
Russian: округлять (okrugl'át') impf, округлить (okruglít') pf, скруглять (skrugl'át') impf, скруглить (skruglít') pf
Slovene: zaobliti
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trans-top|to round out
Finnish: suorittaa
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trans-top|to approximate a number
Czech: zaokrouhlit
Finnish: pyöristää
Portuguese: arredondar
trans-mid
Russian: округлять (okrugl'át') impf, округлить (okruglít') pf
Slovene: zaokrožiti
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trans-top|to turn past a boundary
Finnish: kääntyä
Portuguese: dobrar
trans-mid
Russian: огибать (ogibát') impf, обогнуть (obognút') impf
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trans-top|to turn and attack
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See also
'round

Etymology 2
Old English runian|rūnian.

Verb
en-verb

  1. archaic To whisper.

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