(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.
(1) Blatter requires a two-thirds majority of the 209 voters to triumph in the opening round, with a simple majority required if it goes to a second round.
(2) An argon laser beam was used to irradiate the round window in 17 guinea pigs.
(3) Having been knocked out of the League Cup and Cup Winners' Cup before Christmas, they lost an FA Cup fourth-round replay at West Brom on 1 February.
(4) Certainly, Saunders did not land a single blow that threatened to stop his opponent, although he took quite a few himself that threatened his titles in the final few rounds.
(5) Only seven films (or 0.7 percent of the entire cohort) showed nodular or rounded opacities of the type typically seen in uncomplicated silicosis.
(6) In the absence of guanine nucleotides, or in the presence of a non-hydrolyzable GTP analog, only one round of ribosome binding occurs.
(7) But still we have to fight for health benefits, we have to jump through loops … Why doesn’t the NFL offer free healthcare for life, especially for those suffering from brain injury?” The commissioner, however, was quick to remind Davis that benefits are agreed as part of the collective bargaining process held between the league and the players’ union, and said that they had been extended during the most recent round of negotiations.
(8) Computed tomography (CT) is the most sensitive radiologic study for detecting these tumors, which usually are small, round, sharply marginated, and of homogeneous soft tissue density.
(9) They include two leading Republican hopefuls for the presidential race in 2016, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio; three of them enjoy A+ rankings from the NRA and a further eight are listed A. Rand Paul of Kentucky The junior senator's penchant for filibusters became famous during his nearly 13-hour speech against the use unmanned drones, and he is one of three senators who sent an initial missive to Reid , warning him of another verbose round.
(10) However, these votes will be vital for Hollande in the second round.
(11) The characteristic features of the nasal mucosa obtained here are as follows: 1) The cross-section profiles of the cilium were round and smooth.
(12) In fact, the lowest-rated game of last year's World Series between the Giants and the Tigers edged out the opening round of the draft by only 2.4 million viewers.
(13) A radical rearrangement of the organism occurred gradually: initially oval in shape, the parasite became round, then elongated, flattened, and underwent cytokinesis.
(14) After two complete rounds of DNA synthesis in the presence of BrdU "harlequin" chromosomes were observed.
(15) Trichophytosis (T. equinum) is characterized as typical numerous small and round patches, covered by small, bran-like, asbestos-coloured scales.
(16) The only lesson I’ll learn from this is don’t win in the third round.
(17) Now is the time to rally behind him and show a solid front to Iran and the world.” Political scientists call this the “rally round the flag effect”, and there are two schools of thought for why it happens, according to the scholars Marc J Hetherington and Michael Nelson.
(18) We studied bobbed loci at different magnification steps, analysing their behaviour through the reversion process and the way they carry out a second round of magnification.
(19) A 52-year-old black man was found to have a round density in the right lower lung field.
(20) The orchestrated round of warnings from the Obama administration did not impress a coterie of senior Republicans who were similarly paraded on the talk shows, blaming the White House for having brought the country to the brink of yet another "manufactured crisis".
(v. i.) To speak softly, or under the breath, so as to be heard only by one near at hand; to utter words without sonant breath; to talk without that vibration in the larynx which gives sonorous, or vocal, sound. See Whisper, n.
(n.) To make a low, sibilant sound or noise.
(n.) To speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting.
(v. t.) To utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper.
(v. t.) To address in a whisper, or low voice.
(v. t.) To prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately.
(n.) A low, soft, sibilant voice or utterance, which can be heard only by those near at hand; voice or utterance that employs only breath sound without tone, friction against the edges of the vocal cords and arytenoid cartilages taking the place of the vibration of the cords that produces tone; sometimes, in a limited sense, the sound produced by such friction as distinguished from breath sound made by friction against parts of the mouth. See Voice, n., 2, and Guide to Pronunciation, // 5, 153, 154.
(n.) A cautious or timorous speech.
(n.) Something communicated in secret or by whispering; a suggestion or insinuation.
(n.) A low, sibilant sound.
(1) No changes for either side, but Zinedine Zidane has been whispering into Cristiano Ronaldo's ear as he retakes the pitch.
(2) This group includes patients with adductor involvement (phonatory dystonia, recurrent laryngeal nerve section failure, respiratory dystonia) and those with abductor involvement (whispering dystonia).
(3) Wide-eyed, tentative and much given to confidences – her voice falls to an eager whisper when she's really dishing – she seems far younger than her years.
(4) Owing to ill health that she'd rather remained a private matter, Yaqoob stepped down as a Birmingham councillor last year, but there are now whispers about her possible arrival in the House of Commons.
(5) Just a whisper between us, its about time some of the old guard got a hoot under their perch.
(6) Read more Like everyone on the Tour, Sharapova will have heard locker-room whispers of skulduggery, real or imagined.
(7) He survived, and The Horse Whisperer became the stuff of literary legend, one of the bestselling books of all time and a Hollywood movie starring Robert Redford.
(8) Yet the whole thing was sly and subversive, for it whispered, see, see what you have been missing.
(9) They whisper encouragement to each other, to gee themselves up.
(10) The only sound was the breeze whispering to the grass: splendour in solitude.
(11) "He must go for the sake of Libya," is a view expressed in whispers.
(12) He shook his head from side to side, whispering or humming the same three-note tune.
(13) And, whisper it, but I don’t even think his ideas are that radical!” Obviously the huge battleground, despite all these gains and every fresh poll, is middle England.
(14) A month or so ago a whispering campaign, which at one point appeared to emanate from senior figures in Downing Street, suggested that Crosby had placed the usually sunny David Cameron into a straitjacket emblazoned with the words “long-term economic plan”, which he found frustrating.
(15) After months of whisperings, the Post confirmed the news in a tweet Tuesday morning .
(16) Or, whisper it, even spent on new artists who could attract an audience back to music, an audience bored by the quick return, integrity-free pop designed to separate pre-teens from their pocket money.
(17) Like Jay and Hill, they have taken conventional wisdom and whispered a quick apology in its left ear before hitting it hard where it hurts.
(18) And it is whispered that Farah’s wife Tania plays a increasingly dominant role in guiding her husband’s career too.
(19) I half expected it to end with the Houser brothers dressed as Papa Lazarou from League of Gentlemen staring into the camera and whispering seductively, "you all live in Los Santos now".
(20) And then he hands over to Marc Bolland ( "well done, well done" someone whispers as Swannell takes his seat ).