- a horizontal bar extending between supports and used for support or as a barrier; a railing.
- the metal bar that makes the track for a railroad.
- a railroad; a railway
- a horizontal piece of wood that serves to separate sections of a door or window.
- (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 surfline.com http://www.surfline.com/community/whoknows/10_21_rails.cfm
- to complain violently; to abuse
- A formal recording of names, events, transactions etc.
- A book of such entries.
- An entry in such a book.
- The act of registering.
- A device that automatically records a quantity etc.
- (computing) Part of the central processing unit used to store and manipulate numbers.
- (printing) The exact alignment of lines, margins and colors.
- (music) The range of a voice or instrument.
- (music) An organ stop.
- (Always voluntary) To sign over for safe keeping. Abandons complete ownership for partial.
- (linguistics) a style of a language used in a particular context
- (transitive) To enter in a register.
- (transitive) To enroll, especially to vote.
- (transitive) To record, especially in writing.
- (transitive) To express outward signs.
- (context, transitive, mail) To record officially and handle specially.
- (context, transitive, printing) To adjust so as to be properly aligned.
- (intransitive) To place one's name, or have one's name placed in a register.
- (intransitive) To enroll as a student.
- (intransitive) To make an impression.
- (intransitive) To be in proper alignment.
- (given name, male).
- A circular object.
- A circular or repetitious route; hospital rounds.
verb (rounds, rounding, rounded)
- The guards have started their rounds; the prisoner should be caught soon.
- An outburst of a certain event. For example, a round of applause.
- A song that is sung by groups of people with each subset of people starting at a different time.
- A serving of something; a dishing out of one of something to everybody, as in a round of drinks.
- A long-bristled, circular-headed paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting.
- A bullet, or any individual ammunition shell.
- A period of time in a boxing match in which boxers are permitted to fight before being signaled to returned to their designated corner.
- (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.
- To shape something into a curve.
adjective (er, more)
- The carpenter rounded the edges of the table.
- (italbrac, with "out") To finish; to complete; to fill out.
- She rounded out her education with only a single mathematics class.
- To approximate a number, especially a decimal number by the closest whole number.
- Ninety-five rounds up to one hundred.
- To turn past a boundary.
- Helen watched him until he rounded the corner.
- 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.
- circular, Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction.
- We sat at a table to make conversation easier.
- 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.
- Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.
- Our child's bed has corners for safety.
- plump, Plump
- complete, Complete, whole, not lacking.
- The baker sold us a dozen.
- (mathematics) Of a number that has been rounded off or approximated.
- One hundred is a nice number.
- (linguistics) pronounce, Pronounced with the mouth open in the shape of an "O".
- around, Around.
- A line of objects, often regularly spaced, such as seats in a theatre, vegetable plants in a garden etc.
- A line of entry, entries in a table, etc., going from left to right; as opposed to a column going from top to bottom.
- (context, transitive, nautical) To propel (a boat or other craft) over water using oars.
- (context, intransitive, nautical) To propel a boat or other craft over water using oars.