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  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.
  • Dutch: canon (2)
  • German: Runde (4,5)
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".
    • French: rond , ronde
    • German: rund
    • Spanish: redondo , redonda
    1. around, Around.
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