• (v. i. & t.) To whisper.
  • (a.) Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical; circular; having a form approaching a spherical or a circular shape; orbicular; globular; as, a round ball.
  • (a.) Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round.
  • (a.) Having a curved outline or form; especially, one like the arc of a circle or an ellipse, or a portion of the surface of a sphere; rotund; bulging; protuberant; not angular or pointed; as, a round arch; round hills.
  • (a.) Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; -- said of numbers.
  • (a.) Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price.
  • (a.) Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note.
  • (a.) Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, making the opening more or less round in shape; rounded; labialized; labial. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 11.
  • (a.) Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath.
  • (a.) Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; -- said of style, or of authors with reference to their style.
  • (a.) Complete and consistent; fair; just; -- applied to conduct.
  • (n.) Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. "The golden round" [the crown].
  • (n.) A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution; as, the round of the seasons; a round of pleasures.
  • (n.) A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.
  • (n.) A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
  • (n.) A circular dance.
  • (n.) That which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause.
  • (n.) Rotation, as in office; succession.
  • (n.) The step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair.
  • (n.) A course ending where it began; a circuit; a beat; especially, one freguently or regulary traversed; also, the act of traversing a circuit; as, a watchman's round; the rounds of the postman.
  • (n.) A walk performed by a guard or an officer round the rampart of a garrison, or among sentinels, to see that the sentinels are faithful and all things safe; also, the guard or officer, with his attendants, who performs this duty; -- usually in the plural.
  • (n.) A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once.
  • (n.) Ammunition for discharging a piece or pieces once; as, twenty rounds of ammunition were given out.
  • (n.) A short vocal piece, resembling a catch in which three or four voices follow each other round in a species of canon in the unison.
  • (n.) The time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout.
  • (n.) A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.
  • (n.) A vessel filled, as for drinking.
  • (n.) An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians.
  • (n.) See Roundtop.
  • (n.) Same as Round of beef, below.
  • (adv.) On all sides; around.
  • (adv.) Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one's position; as, to turn one's head round; a wheel turns round.
  • (adv.) In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round.
  • (adv.) From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, -- that is, to change sides or opinions.
  • (adv.) By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point.
  • (adv.) Through a circle, as of friends or houses.
  • (adv.) Roundly; fully; vigorously.
  • (prep.) On every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people atood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass.
  • (v. t.) To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to round the edges of anything.
  • (v. t.) To surround; to encircle; to encompass.
  • (v. t.) To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion.
  • (v. t.) To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn.
  • (v. t.) To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing.
  • (v. i.) To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.
  • (v. i.) To go round, as a guard.
  • (v. i.) To go or turn round; to wheel about.

Compare round with other words:

round vs. roundy

gound vs. round

roun vs. round

mound vs. round

hound vs. round

found vs. round

bound vs. round

round vs. sound

round vs. wound

ground vs. round

pound vs. round

phase vs. round

projectile vs. round

onset vs. round

globiferous vs. round

globy vs. round

rotundifolious vs. round

round vs. roundsman

conglobulate vs. round

labialize vs. round

malleate vs. round

cycle vs. round

oval vs. round

round vs. wild

round vs. static

flat vs. round

round vs. square

lap vs. round

anchor vs. round

round vs. teret

crenate vs. round

arachnoid vs. round

round vs. rounding

round vs. roundness

round vs. roundish

circled vs. round

ronde vs. round

round vs. stottie

circumnavigate vs. round

auriculate vs. round

rance vs. round

conglobate vs. round

par vs. round

chubby vs. round

round vs. water

past vs. round

rondure vs. round

rotunda vs. round

circlet vs. round

bulbous vs. round

bonny vs. round

german vs. round

circus vs. round

chamfer vs. round

cycloid vs. round

loaded vs. round

orbicular vs. round

round vs. stour

round vs. sculpture

round vs. streak

pommel vs. round

knob vs. round

oatmeal vs. round

over vs. round

round vs. tournament

bowler vs. round

bye vs. round

round vs. troll

round vs. stave

round vs. shell

rosette vs. round

cog vs. round

orbed vs. round

balloon vs. round

content vs. round

round vs. umbo

round vs. roundel

barrel vs. round

buxom vs. round

bocca vs. round

keg vs. round

chamber vs. round

bolus vs. round

even vs. round

round vs. spot

final vs. round

poker vs. round

magazine vs. round

round vs. wheel

bar vs. round

round vs. sphere

round vs. whispering

round vs. utter

address vs. round

counsel vs. round

round vs. whisper

round vs. tone

round vs. secret

round vs. speak

low vs. round

round vs. turn

pass vs. round

approximate vs. round

finish vs. round

around vs. round

fillet vs. round

round vs. rump

canon vs. round

bovine vs. round

ladder vs. round

cut vs. round

course vs. round

relief vs. round

competition vs. round

golf vs. round

match vs. round

round vs. smoothbore

bullet vs. round

dose vs. round

cartridge vs. round

round vs. time

round vs. serving

different vs. round

outburst vs. round

round vs. song

round vs. roundabout

entire vs. round

plump vs. round

complete vs. round

rotund vs. round

round vs. spherical

round vs. rounded

discoid vs. round

number vs. round

round vs. zero

round vs. whole

curve vs. round

circular vs. round

ball vs. round

angle vs. round

cylindrical vs. round

round vs. rung

ring vs. round

circle vs. round

catch vs. round

football vs. round

global vs. round

apple vs. round

pumpkin vs. round