noun a circular dance.
2. round ·adv on all sides; around.
3. round ·vi to go round, as a guard.
4. round ·adv roundly; fully; vigorously.
5. round ·noun a vessel filled, as for drinking.
6. round ·noun ·see roundtop.
7. round ·noun rotation, as in office; succession.
8. round ·noun ·same·as round of beef, below.
9. round ·vi to go or turn round; to wheel about.
10. round ·adv through a circle, as of friends or houses.
11. round ·vi & ·vt to whisper.
12. round ·adv in circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round.
13. round ·adj complete and consistent; fair; just;
applied to conduct.
14. round ·noun an assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians.
15. round ·adj not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price.
xvi. round ·vt to make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing.
xvii. round ·adj uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note.
xviii. round ·noun that which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause.
xix. round ·noun anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. "the golden round" [the crown].
xx. round ·noun a series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
xxi. round ·adj having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round.
xxii. round ·vi to grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.
xxiii. round ·noun a general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once.
xxiv. round ·adv by or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point.
xxv. round ·noun a brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.
xxvi. round ·noun ammunition for discharging a piece or pieces once; as, twenty rounds of ammunition were given out.
xxvii. round ·adj outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath.
xxviii. round ·noun the step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair.
xxix. round ·adv from one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, that is, to change sides or opinions.
xxx. round ·vt to surround; to encircle; to encompass.
xxxi. round ·vt to go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round cape horn.
xxxii. round ·vt to bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion.
xxxiii. round ·noun a course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.
xxxiv. round ·adj full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, ·etc.;
said of numbers.
xxxv. round ·noun 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.
xxxvi. round ·noun the time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout.
xxxvii. round ·adj full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished;
said of style, or of authors with reference to their style.
xxxviii. round ·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.
xxxix. round ·vt 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.
xl. round ·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.
xli. round ·adj 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.
xlii. round ·noun 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.
xliii. round ·noun 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.
xliv. round ·adj 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.
xlv. round ·adj 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.
xlvi. round ·noun 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.