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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Round  \Round\,  v.  i.  &  t.  [From  {Roun}.] 
  To  whisper.  [obs.]  --Shak.  Holland. 
 
  The  Bishop  of  Glasgow  rounding  in  his  ear,  ``Ye  are  not 
  a  wise  man,''  .  .  .  he  rounded  likewise  to  the  bishop, 
  and  said  ``Wherefore  brought  ye  me  here?'' 
  --Calderwood. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Round  \Round\,  a.  [OF.  roond,  roont,  reond,  F.  rond,  fr  L. 
  rotundus,  fr  rota  wheel.  See  {Rotary},  and  cf  {Rotund}, 
  {roundel},  {Rundlet}.] 
  1.  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. 
  ``The  big  round  tears.''  --Shak. 
 
  Upon  the  firm  opacous  globe  Of  this  round  world. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Having  the  form  of  a  cylinder;  cylindrical;  as  the  barrel 
  of  a  musket  is  round. 
 
  3.  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.  ``Their  round 
  haunches  gored.''  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Full;  complete;  not  broken;  not  fractional;  approximately 
  in  even  units,  tens,  hundreds,  thousands,  etc.;  --  said  of 
  numbers. 
 
  Pliny  put  a  round  number  near  the  truth,  rather  than 
  the  fraction.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  5.  Not  inconsiderable;  large  hence  generous;  free  as  a 
  round  price. 
 
  Three  thousand  ducats;  'tis  a  good  round  sum. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Round  was  their  pace  at  first  but  slackened  soon. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  6.  Uttered  or  emitted  with  a  full  tone;  as  a  round  voice;  a 
  round  note. 
 
  7.  (Phonetics)  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,  [sect]  11. 
 
  8.  Outspoken;  plain  and  direct;  unreserved;  unqualified;  not 
  mincing;  as  a  round  answer;  a  round  oath.  ``The  round 
  assertion.''  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  Sir  Toby,  I  must  be  round  with  you  --Shak. 
 
  9.  Full  and  smoothly  expanded;  not  defective  or  abrupt; 
  finished;  polished;  --  said  of  style,  or  of  authors  with 
  reference  to  their  style.  [Obs.] 
 
  In  his  satires  Horace  is  quick,  round,  and  pleasant. 
  --Peacham. 
 
  10.  Complete  and  consistent;  fair;  just  --  applied  to 
  conduct. 
 
  Round  dealing  is  the  honor  of  man's  nature. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  {At  a  round  rate},  rapidly.  --Dryden. 
 
  {In  round  numbers},  approximately  in  even  units,  tens, 
  hundreds,  etc.;  as  a  bin  holding  99  or  101  bushels  may  be 
  said  to  hold  in  round  numbers  100  bushels. 
 
  {Round  bodies}  (Geom.),  the  sphere  right  cone,  and  right 
  cylinder. 
 
  {Round  clam}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  quahog. 
 
  {Round  dance}  one  which  is  danced  by  couples  with  a  whirling 
  or  revolving  motion,  as  the  waltz,  polka,  etc 
 
  {Round  game},  a  game,  as  of  cards,  in  which  each  plays  on  his 
  own  account. 
 
  {Round  hand},  a  style  of  penmanship  in  which  the  letters  are 
  formed  in  nearly  an  upright  position,  and  each  separately 
  distinct;  --  distinguished  from  running  hand. 
 
  {Round  robin}.  [Perhaps  F.  round  round  +  ruban  ribbon.] 
  a  A  written  petition,  memorial,  remonstrance,  protest, 
  etc.,  the  signatures  to  which  are  made  in  a  circle  so 
  as  not  to  indicate  who  signed  first  ``No  round 
  robins  signed  by  the  whole  main  deck  of  the  Academy 
  or  the  Porch.''  --De  Quincey. 
  b  (Zo["o]l.)  The  cigar  fish. 
 
  {Round  shot},  a  solid  spherical  projectile  for  ordnance. 
 
  {Round  Table},  the  table  about  which  sat  King  Arthur  and  his 
  knights.  See  {Knights  of  the  Round  Table},  under  {Knight}. 
 
 
  {Round  tower},  one  of  certain  lofty  circular  stone  towers, 
  tapering  from  the  base  upward,  and  usually  having  a 
  conical  cap  or  roof,  which  crowns  the  summit,  --  found 
  chiefly  in  Ireland.  They  are  of  great  antiquity,  and  vary 
  in  heigh  from  thirty-five  to  one  hundred  and  thiry  feet. 
 
 
  {Round  trot},  one  in  which  the  horse  throws  out  his  feet 
  roundly;  a  full,  brisk,  quick  trot.  --Addison. 
 
  {Round  turn}  (Naut.),  one  turn  of  a  rope  round  a  timber,  a 
  belaying  pin,  etc 
 
  {To  bring  up  with  a  round  turn},  to  stop  abruptly.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Syn:  Circular;  spherical;  globular;  globase;  orbicular; 
  orbed;  cylindrical;  full;  plump;  rotund. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Round  \Round\,  n. 
  1.  Anything  round,  as  a  circle,  a  globe,  a  ring.  ``The  golden 
  round''  [the  crown].  --Shak. 
 
  In  labyrinth  of  many  a  round  self-rolled.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  A  course  of  action  or  conduct  performed  by  a  number  of 
  persons  in  turn,  or  one  after  another,  as  if  seated  in  a 
  circle. 
 
  Women  to  cards  may  be  compared:  we  play  A  round  or 
  two  which  used  we  throw  away  --Granville. 
 
  The  feast  was  served;  the  bowl  was  crowned;  To  the 
  king's  pleasure  went  the  mirthful  round.  --Prior. 
 
  4.  A  series  of  duties  or  tasks  which  must  be  performed  in 
  turn,  and  then  repeated. 
 
  the  trivial  round,  the  common  task.  --Keble. 
 
  5.  A  circular  dance. 
 
  Come  knit  hands,  and  beat  the  ground,  In  a  light 
  fantastic  round.  --Milton. 
 
  6.  That  which  goes  round  a  whole  circle  or  company;  as  a 
  round  of  applause. 
 
  7.  Rotation,  as  in  office;  succession.  --Holyday. 
 
  8.  The  step  of  a  ladder;  a  rundle  or  rung;  also  a  crosspiece 
  which  joins  and  braces  the  legs  of  a  chair. 
 
  All  the  rounds  like  Jacob's  ladder  rise.  --Dryden. 
 
  9.  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. 
 
  10.  (Mil.) 
  a  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. 
  b  A  general  discharge  of  firearms  by  a  body  of  troops 
  in  which  each  soldier  fires  once. 
  c  Ammunition  for  discharging  a  piece  or  pieces  once; 
  as  twenty  rounds  of  ammunition  were  given  out 
 
  11.  (Mus.)  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. 
 
  12.  The  time  during  which  prize  fighters  or  boxers  are  in 
  actual  contest  without  an  intermission,  as  prescribed  by 
  their  rules  a  bout. 
 
  13.  A  brewer's  vessel  in  which  the  fermentation  is  concluded, 
  the  yeast  escaping  through  the  bunghole. 
 
  14.  A  vessel  filled,  as  for  drinking.  [R.] 
 
  15.  An  assembly;  a  group  a  circle;  as  a  round  of 
  politicians.  --Addison. 
 
  16.  (Naut.)  See  {Roundtop}. 
 
  17.  Same  as  {Round  of  beef},  below. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Round  \Round\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  grow  round  or  full;  hence  to  attain  to  fullness, 
  completeness,  or  perfection. 
 
  The  queen  your  mother  rounds  apace.  --Shak. 
 
  So  rounds  he  to  a  separate  mind,  From  whence  clear 
  memory  may  begin.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  go  round,  as  a  guard.  [Poetic] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Round  \Round\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rounded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Rounding}.] 
  1.  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 
 
  Worms  with  many  feet,  which  round  themselves  into 
  balls,  are  bred  chiefly  under  logs  of  timber. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  The  figures  on  our  modern  medals  are  raised  and 
  rounded  to  a  very  great  perfection.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  To  surround;  to  encircle;  to  encompass. 
 
  The  inclusive  verge  Of  golden  metal  that  must  round 
  my  brow.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  bring  to  fullness  or  completeness;  to  complete;  hence 
  to  bring  to  a  fit  conclusion. 
 
  We  are  such  stuff  As  dreams  are  made  on  and  our 
  little  life  Is  rounded  with  a  sleep.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  go  round  wholly  or  in  part  to  go  about  (a  corner  or 
  point);  as  to  round  a  corner;  to  round  Cape  Horn. 
 
  5.  To  make  full,  smooth,  and  flowing;  as  to  round  periods  in 
  writing.  --Swift. 
 
  {To  round  in}  (Naut.)  To  haul  up  usually,  to  haul  the  slack 
  of  (a  rope)  through  its  leading  block,  or  to  haul  up  (a 
  tackle  which  hangs  loose)  by  its  fall.  --Totten. 
  b  To  collect  together  (cattle)  by  riding  around  them  as 
  on  cattle  ranches 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Round  \Round\,  adv 
  1.  On  all  sides;  around 
 
  Round  he  throws  his  baleful  eyes.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  In  circumference;  as  a  ball  is  ten  inches  round. 
 
  4.  From  one  side  or  party  to  another;  as  to  come  or  turn 
  round,  --  that  is  to  change  sides  or  opinions. 
 
  5.  By  or  in  a  circuit;  by  a  course  longer  than  the  direct 
  course;  back  to  the  starting  point. 
 
  6.  Through  a  circle,  as  of  friends  or  houses. 
 
  The  invitations  were  sent  round  accordingly.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  7.  Roundly;  fully;  vigorously.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  {All  round},  over  the  whole  place  in  every  direction. 
 
  {All-round},  of  general  capacity;  as  an  all-round  man. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  bring  one  round}. 
  a  To  cause  one  to  change  his  opinions  or  line  of 
  conduct. 
  b  To  restore  one  to  health.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Round  \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. 
 
  The  serpent  Error  twines  round  human  hearts.  --Cowper. 
 
  {Round  about},  an  emphatic  form  for  round  or  about  ``Moses  . 
  .  .  set  them  [The  elders]  round  about  the  tabernacle.'' 
  --Num.  xi  24. 
 
  {To  come  round},  to  gain  the  consent  of  or  circumvent,  (a 
  person)  by  flattery  or  deception.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  round 
  adj  1:  having  a  circular  shape  [syn:  {circular}]  [ant:  {square}] 
  2:  full  and  rich;  "orotund  tones";  "the  rotund  and 
  reverberating  phrase"  [syn:  {orotund},  {rotund}] 
  3:  (of  numbers)  to  the  nearest  ten  hundred,  or  thousand;  "in 
  round  numbers" 
  n  1:  a  charge  of  ammunition  for  a  single  shot  [syn:  {unit  of 
  ammunition},  {one  shot}] 
  2:  an  interval  during  which  a  recurring  sequence  of  events 
  occurs;  "the  neverending  cycle  of  the  seasons"  [syn:  {cycle}, 
  {rhythm}] 
  3:  a  regular  route  for  a  sentry  or  policeman;  "in  the  old  days 
  a  policeman  walked  a  beat  and  knew  all  his  people  by  name" 
  [syn:  {beat},  {circuit}] 
  4:  (often  plural)  a  series  of  professional  calls  (usually  in  a 
  set  order);  "the  doctor  goes  on  his  rounds  first  thing 
  every  morning";  "the  postman's  rounds";  "we  enjoyed  our 
  round  of  the  local  bars" 
  5:  the  activity  of  playing  18  holes  of  golf;  "a  round  of  golf 
  takes  about  4  hours"  [syn:  {round  of  golf}] 
  6:  the  usual  activities  in  your  day  "the  doctor  made  his 
  rounds"  [syn:  {daily  round}] 
  7:  (in  sports)  a  period  of  play  during  which  one  team  is  on  the 
  offensive  [syn:  {turn},  {bout}] 
  8:  the  course  along  which  communications  spread;  "the  story  is 
  going  the  rounds  in  Washington" 
  9:  a  serving  to  each  of  a  group  (usually  alcoholic);  "he 
  ordered  a  second  round"  [syn:  {round  of  drinks}] 
  10:  a  cut  of  beef  between  the  rump  and  the  lower  leg 
  11:  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; 
  "they  enjoyed  singing  rounds" 
  12:  an  outburst  of  applause;  "there  was  a  round  of  applause" 
  13:  a  crosspiece  between  the  legs  of  a  chair  [syn:  {rung},  {stave}] 
  14:  any  circular  or  rotating  mechanism;  "the  machine  punched  out 
  metal  circles"  [syn:  {circle}] 
  adv  :  from  beginning  to  end  throughout;  "It  rains  all  year  round 
  on  Skye";  "frigid  weather  the  year  around"  [syn:  {around}] 
  v  1:  wind  around  move  along  a  circular  course 
  2:  make  round  [syn:  {round  out},  {round  off}] 
  3:  be  around  [syn:  {surround},  {environ},  {encircle},  {circle}, 
  {ring}] 
  4:  pronounce  with  rounded  lips  [syn:  {labialize}] 
  5:  attack  verbally,  in  speech  or  writing;  "The  editors  of  the 
  left-leaning  paper  attacked  the  new  House  Speaker"  [syn:  {attack}, 
  {assail},  {lash  out},  {snipe},  {assault}] 
  6:  bring  to  a  highly  developed,  finished,  or  refined  state; 
  "polish  your  social  manners"  [syn:  {polish},  {round  off}, 
  {polish  up},  {brush  up}] 
  7:  express  as  a  round  number;  "round  off  the  amount"  [syn:  {round 
  off},  {round  down},  {round  out}] 
  8:  become  round,  plump,  or  shapely  [syn:  {fill  out}] 




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