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Definition 1: (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning
  • the postman's rounds
  • we enjoyed our round of the local bars

(round is a kind of ...) a visit in an official or professional capacity

"the pastor's calls on his parishioners" "the salesman's call on a customer"

(round is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 2: the usual activities in your day - [noun denoting act]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the doctor made his rounds

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) habitual mode of behavior

Definition 3: the activity of playing 18 holes of golf - [noun denoting act]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a round of golf takes about 4 hours

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes

Definition 4: any circular or rotating mechanism - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the machine punched out metal circles

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) a mechanism that rotates

(... is a kind of round ) a flat circular plate

Definition 5: a charge of ammunition for a single shot - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) projectiles to be fired from a gun

Definition 6: a crosspiece between the legs of a chair - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) a transverse brace

(... is part of round) a chair that can be folded flat for storage

(... is part of round) a chair for feeding a very young child; has four long legs and a footrest and a detachable tray

(... is part of round) a chair mounted on rockers

(... is part of round) a straight-backed chair without arms

Definition 7: a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they enjoyed singing rounds

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) a song with two or more voice parts

Definition 8: an outburst of applause - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a round of applause

(round is a kind of ...) a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together

Definition 9: a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg - [noun denoting food]

(round is a kind of ...) cut of meat from beef cattle

(round is a part of ...) a lean cut of beef from between the rump and the shank

Definition 10: a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic) - [noun denoting food]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he ordered a second round

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal

"the helpings were all small" "his portion was larger than hers" "there's enough for two servings each"

Definition 11: a regular route for a sentry or policeman - [noun denoting location]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) an established line of travel or access

Definition 12: the course along which communications spread - [noun denoting object]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the story is going the rounds in Washington

(round is a kind of ...) a line or route along which something travels or moves

"the hurricane demolished houses in its path" "the track of an animal" "the course of the river"

Definition 13: (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

"the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

(... is a kind of round ) the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat

"a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"

(... is a kind of round ) the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat

(... is part of round) (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds

"rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

(round belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 14: an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs - [noun denoting time]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) a definite length of time marked off by two instants

(round is a part of ...) a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle

Definition 15: become round, plump, or shapely - [verb of body]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The young woman is fleshing out

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) increase (one's body weight)

"She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"

Definition 16: make round - [verb of change]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • round the edges

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

(... is a kind of round ) contract one's lips into a rounded shape

Definition 17: bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state - [verb of change]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • polish your social manners

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) make perfect or complete

"perfect your French in Paris!"

Definition 18: express as a round number - [verb of change]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • round off the amount

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 19: pronounce with rounded lips - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

"She pronounces French words in a funny way" "I cannot say `zip wire'" "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

Definition 20: attack in speech or writing - [verb of communication]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is a kind of ...) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

(... is a kind of round ) use foul or abusive language towards

"The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket" "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"

(... is a kind of round ) attack as if with claws

"The politician clawed his rival"

(... is a kind of round ) subject to bitter verbal abuse

(... is a kind of round ) criticize or abuse strongly and violently

"The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"

(... is a kind of round ) attack forcefully

"whang away at the school reform plan"

(... is a kind of round ) address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

"The speaker was barraged by an angry audience" "The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer"

(... is a kind of round ) subject to harsh criticism

"The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday" "the professor scaled the students" "your invectives scorched the community"

(... is a kind of round ) attack strongly

Definition 21: wind around; move along a circular course - [verb of motion]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • round the bend

(round is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 22: having the shape or form of a circle - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is similar to ...) having the general shape of an apple

(round is similar to ...) round like a wheel

(round is similar to ...) somewhat round in appearance or form

(round is similar to ...) having the shape of a ring

(round is similar to ...) having the round shape of a pinwheel

(round is similar to ...) having a round shape tapered at one end

(round is similar to ...) resembling a pancake in shape

(round is similar to ...) resembling a nut in shape and size

(round is similar to ...) resembling the moon in shape

(round is similar to ...) resembling the shape of a goblet

(round is similar to ...) having a flat circular shape

(round is similar to ...) shaped like a cumulus cloud

(round is similar to ...) spherical; like a coccus

"a coccoid microorganism"

(round is similar to ...) being abruptly enlarged and globose at the tip

(round is similar to ...) shaped like a bulb

(round is similar to ...) having the general shape of a barrel

(round is similar to ...) having the shape of a sphere or ball

"a spherical object" "nearly orbicular in shape" "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"

(means also ...) curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged

"low rounded hills" "rounded shoulders"

Definition 23: from beginning to end; throughout - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It rains all year round on Skye
  • frigid weather the year around

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

Definition 24: (of sounds) full and rich - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • orotund tones
  • the rotund and reverberating phrase
  • pear-shaped vowels

Synonyms for round in the sense of this definition

(round is similar to ...) (of sound) having marked deepness and body

"full tones" "a full voice"

Definition 25: (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where round or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in round numbers

(round is similar to ...) not exact

(round belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

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