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  1. a horizontal bar extending between supports and used for support or as a barrier; a railing.
  2. the metal bar that makes the track for a railroad.
  3. a railroad; a railway
  4. a horizontal piece of wood that serves to separate sections of a door or window.
  5. (surfing) lengthwise edges of a surfboard
Rails alone can only ever have a marginal effect on a board's general turning ability — Nick Carroll at
  1. to complain violently; to abuse
register Tweet Definition of register Like Definition of register on Facebook
  1. A formal recording of names, events, transactions etc.
  2. A book of such entries.
  3. An entry in such a book.
  4. The act of registering.
  5. A device that automatically records a quantity etc.
  6. (computing) Part of the central processing unit used to store and manipulate numbers.
  7. (printing) The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors.
  8. (music) The range of a voice or instrument.
  9. (music) An organ stop.
  10. (Always voluntary) To sign over for safe keeping. Abandons complete ownership for partial.
  11. (linguistics) a style of a language used in a particular context
  1. (transitive) To enter in a register.
  2. (transitive) To enroll, especially to vote.
  3. (transitive) To record, especially in writing.
  4. (transitive) To express outward signs.
  5. (context, transitive, mail) To record officially and handle specially.
  6. (context, transitive, printing) To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
  7. (intransitive) To place one's name, or have one's name placed in a register.
  8. (intransitive) To enroll as a student.
  9. (intransitive) To make an impression.
  10. (intransitive) To be in proper alignment.
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proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
round Tweet Definition of round Like Definition of round on Facebook
  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. 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.
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.
adjective (er, more)
  1. circular, Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction.
We sat at a 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 , not flat.
  1. Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.
Our child's bed has corners for safety.
  1. plump, Plump
  2. complete, Complete, whole, not lacking.
The baker sold us a dozen.
  1. (mathematics) Of a number that has been rounded off or approximated.
One hundred is a nice number.
  1. (linguistics) pronounce, Pronounced with the mouth open in the shape of an "O".
  1. around, Around.
row Tweet Definition of row Like Definition of row on Facebook
  1. A line of objects, often regularly spaced, such as seats in a theatre, vegetable plants in a garden etc.
  2. A line of entry, entries in a table, etc., going from left to right; as opposed to a column going from top to bottom.
  1. (context, transitive, nautical) To propel (a boat or other craft) over water using oars.
  2. (context, intransitive, nautical) To propel a boat or other craft over water using oars.

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