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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?'' 
  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. 
  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 
  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. 
  Round  was  their  pace  at  first  but  slackened  soon. 
  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. 
  10.  Complete  and  consistent;  fair;  just  --  applied  to 
  Round  dealing  is  the  honor  of  man's  nature. 
  {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 
  {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 
  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. 
  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. 
  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. 
  {To  bring  one  round}. 
  a  To  cause  one  to  change  his  opinions  or  line  of 
  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]: 
  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}, 
  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}, 
  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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