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Etymology 1

From Old French rond-, rund- ( > French rond), representing an earlier *rodond, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] rotundus ( > Italian rotondo, Provençal [[redon#Template:lang:oci|redon]], Spanish redondo etc.). The noun developed partly from the adjective and partly from the corresponding French noun rond. Compare rotund and rotunda.

Adjective

round (comparative er, superlative more)

Positive
round

Comparative
er

Superlative
more

  1. Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction.
    We sat at a round table to make conversation easier.
  2. Spherical; shaped like a ball; having a circular cross-section in more than one direction.
    The ancient Egyptian demonstrated that the Earth is round, not flat.
  3. Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.
    Our child's bed has round corners for safety.
  4. Plump
  5. Complete, whole, not lacking.
    The baker sold us a round dozen.
  6. (mathematics) Of a number that has been rounded off or approximated.
    One hundred is a nice round number.
  7. (linguistics) Pronounced with the mouth open in the shape of an "O".
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Noun

Singular
round

Plural
{{{1}}}

round ({{{1}}})
  1. A circular object.
  2. A circular or repetitious route; hospital rounds.
    The guards have started their rounds; the prisoner should be caught soon.
  3. An outburst of a certain event. For example, a round of applause.
  4. A song that is sung by groups of people with each subset of people starting at a different time.
  5. A serving of something; a dishing out of one of something to everybody, as in a round of drinks.
  6. (art) A long-bristled, circular-headed paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting.
  7. A bullet, or any individual ammunition shell. Originally slang referring to the spherical projectile ball of a smoothbore firearm. Cf. round shot and solid shot.
  8. A period of time in a boxing match in which boxers are permitted to fight before being signaled to returned to their designated corner.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an outside edge, added for a finished appearance and to break sharp edges.
Antonyms
  • (rounded outside edge): fillet
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Preposition

round

  1. Around.
    I look round the room quick to make sure it's neat looking.
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Adverb

round (not comparable)

Positive
round

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Around.

Verb

Infinitive
to round

Third person singular
rounds

Simple past
rounded

Past participle
-

Present participle
rounding

to round (third-person singular simple present rounds, present participle rounding, simple past and past participle rounded)
  1. To shape something into a curve.
    The carpenter rounded the edges of the table.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To finish; to complete; to fill out.
    She rounded out her education with only a single mathematics class.
  3. To approximate a number, especially a decimal number by the closest whole number.
    Ninety-five rounds up to one hundred.
  4. To turn past a boundary.
    Helen watched him until he rounded the corner.
  5. 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.
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Etymology 2

Old English rūnian.

Verb

Infinitive
to round

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to round (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (archaic) To whisper.

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