• Of shape:
  • Complete, whole, not lacking.
  • Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero.
  • Pronounced with the lips drawn together; rounded.
  • Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; not mincing.
  • Finished; polished; not defective or abrupt; said of authors or their writing style.
  • Consistent; fair; just; applied to conduct.
  • Large in magnitude.
  • Well-written and well-characterized; complex and reminiscent of a real person.
  • Vaulted.


  • A circular or spherical object or part of an object.
  • A circular or repetitious route.
  • A general outburst from a group of people at an event.
  • A song that is sung by groups of people with each subset of people starting at a different time.
  • A serving of something; a portion of something to each person in a group.
  • A single individual portion or dose of medicine.
  • One sandwich (two full slices of bread with filling).
  • A long-bristled, circular-headed paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting.
  • A firearm cartridge, bullet, or any individual ammunition projectile. Originally referring to the spherical projectile ball of a smoothbore firearm. Compare round shot and solid shot.
  • One of the specified pre-determined segments of the total time of a sport event, such as a boxing or wrestling match, during which contestants compete before being signaled to stop.
  • A stage, level, set of events in a game
  • A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an outside edge, added for a finished appearance and to soften sharp edges.
  • A strip of material with a circular face that covers an edge, gap, or crevice for decorative, sanitary, or security purposes.
  • The hindquarters of a bovine.
  • A rung, as of a ladder.
  • A crosspiece that joins and braces the legs of a chair.
  • A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution.
  • A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.
  • A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
  • A circular dance.
  • Rotation, as in office; succession.
  • A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once.
  • An assembly; a group; a circle.
  • A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.
  • A vessel filled, as for drinking.
  • A round-top.
  • A round of beef.
  • A whisper; whispering.
  • Discourse; song.




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  • From Middle English round, rounde, from Old Northern French röunt, röunde, rund, Old French ront, runt, rëont, rëonde ( > French rond), representing an earlier *rodond, from Latin rotundus or a Vulgar Latin form retundus (compare Italian rotondo, Provençal redon, Spanish redondo, etc.) The noun developed partly from the adjective and partly from the corresponding French noun rond. Compare the doublet rotund, and rotunda.
  • From Middle English rounen, from Old English rūnian ("to whisper, talk low, talk secrets, consipre, talk secretly"), from Proto-Germanic *rūnōną ("to talk secrets, whisper, decide"), *raunijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(e)rewə-, *(e)rwō-. Cognate with Scots roun ("to converse with in whispers, speak privately"), Middle Low German rūnen ("to whisper"), Middle Dutch ruinen ("to whisper"), German raunen ("to whisper, murmur"), Old English rūn ("whisper, secret, mystery"), Swedish röna ("to meet with, experience"). More at rune.
  • From Middle English roun, from Old English rūn ("whisper, secret, mystery"), from Proto-Germanic *rūnō, *raunō, from Proto-Indo-European *(e)rewə-, *(e)rwō-. Cognate with Scots roun, round, German raunen ("to whisper, say secretly"), Swedish rön ("findings, observations, experience").

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