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Round vs. Shape

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Roundadjective

(physical) Shape.

Shapenoun

The status or condition of something

‘The used bookshop wouldn't offer much due to the poor shape of the book.’;

Roundadjective

Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction.

‘We sat at a round table to make conversation easier.’;

Shapenoun

Condition of personal health, especially muscular health.

‘The vet checked to see what kind of shape the animal was in.’; ‘We exercise to keep in good physical shape.’;

Roundadjective

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.’;

Shapenoun

The appearance of something, especially its outline.

‘He cut a square shape out of the cake.’; ‘What shape shall we use for the cookies? Stars, circles, or diamonds?’;

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Roundadjective

Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.

‘Our child's bed has round corners for safety.’;

Shapenoun

Form; formation.

Roundadjective

Plump.

Shapenoun

(iron manufacture) A rolled or hammered piece, such as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.

Roundadjective

Complete, whole, not lacking.

‘The baker sold us a round dozen.’;

Shapenoun

(iron manufacture) A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted.

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Roundadjective

(of a number) Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero.

‘One hundred is a nice round number.’;

Shapenoun

A mould for making jelly, blancmange etc., or a piece of such food formed moulded into a particular shape.

Roundadjective

(linguistics) Pronounced with the lips drawn together.

Shapenoun

(programming) In the Hack programming language, a group of data fields each of which has a name and a data type.

Roundadjective

Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; not mincing.

‘a round answer;’; ‘a round oath’;

Shapeverb

To create or make.

‘Earth was shapen by God for God's folk.’;

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Roundadjective

Finished; polished; not defective or abrupt; said of authors or their writing style.

Shapeverb

(transitive) To give something a shape and definition.

‘Shape the dough into a pretzel.’; ‘For my art project, I plan to shape my clay lump into a bowl.’;

Roundadjective

Consistent; fair; just; applied to conduct.

Shapeverb

To form or manipulate something into a certain shape.

Roundadjective

Large in magnitude.

‘a round sum’;

Shapeverb

(of a country, person, etc) To give influence to.

Roundadjective

Well-written and well-characterized; complex and reminiscent of a real person.

Shapeverb

To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.

Roundnoun

A circular or spherical object or part of an object.

Shapeverb

(obsolete) To imagine; to conceive.

Roundnoun

A circular or repetitious route.

‘hospital rounds’; ‘The guards have started their rounds; the prisoner should be caught soon.’;

Shapeverb

To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.

‘I was shapen in iniquity.’; ‘Grace shaped her limbs, and beauty decked her face.’;

Roundnoun

A general outburst from a group of people at an event.

‘The candidate got a round of applause after every sentence or two.’;

Shapeverb

To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel.

‘To the stream, when neither friends, nor force,Nor speed nor art avail, he shapes his course.’; ‘Charmed by their eyes, their manners I acquire,And shape my foolishness to their desire.’;

Roundnoun

A song that is sung by groups of people with each subset of people starting at a different time.

Shapeverb

To imagine; to conceive; to call forth (ideas).

‘Oft my jealousyShapes faults that are not.’;

Roundnoun

A serving of something; a portion of something to each person in a group.

‘They brought us a round of drinks about every thirty minutes.’;

Shapeverb

To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.

‘When shapen was all this conspiracy,From point to point.’; ‘I will early shape me therefor.’;

Roundnoun

A single individual portion or dose of medicine.

Shapeverb

To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.

Roundnoun

One sandwich (two full slices of bread with filling).

Shapenoun

Character or construction of a thing as determining its external appearance; outward aspect; make; figure; form; guise; as, the shape of a tree; the shape of the head; an elegant shape.

‘He beat me grievously, in the shape of a woman.’;

Roundnoun

(arts) A long-bristled, circular-headed paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting.

Shapenoun

That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being.

‘Before the gates three sat,On either side, a formidable shape.’;

Roundnoun

A firearm cartridge, bullet, or any individual ammunition projectile. Originally referring to the spherical projectile ball of a smoothbore firearm. Compare round shot and solid shot.

Shapenoun

A model; a pattern; a mold.

Roundnoun

(sports) One of the specified pre-determined segments of the total time of a sport event, such as a boxing or wrestling match, during which contestants compete before being signaled to stop.

Shapenoun

Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality.

Roundnoun

(sports) A stage in a competition.

‘qualifying rounds of the championship’;

Shapenoun

Dress for disguise; guise.

‘Look better on this virgin, and considerThis Persian shape laid by, and she appearingIn a Greekish dress.’;

Roundnoun

(sports) In some sports, e.g. golf or showjumping: one complete way around the course.

Shapenoun

A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.

Roundnoun

(video games) A stage or level of a game.

Shapenoun

any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);

‘he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke’;

Roundnoun

A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an outside edge, added for a finished appearance and to soften sharp edges.

Shapenoun

the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance;

‘geometry is the mathematical science of shape’;

Roundnoun

A strip of material with a circular face that covers an edge, gap, or crevice for decorative, sanitary, or security purposes.

‘All furniture in the nursery had rounds on the edges and in the crevices.’;

Shapenoun

alternative names for the body of a human being;

‘Leonardo studied the human body’; ‘he has a strong physique’; ‘the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak’;

Roundnoun

(butchery) The hindquarters of a bovine.

Shapenoun

a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept;

‘a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life’;

Roundnoun

(dated) A rung, as of a ladder.

Shapenoun

the visual appearance of something or someone;

‘the delicate cast of his features’;

Roundnoun

A crosspiece that joins and braces the legs of a chair.

Shapenoun

the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')

Roundnoun

A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution.

‘the round of the seasons;’; ‘a round of pleasures’;

Shapenoun

the supremem headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe

Roundnoun

A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.

Shapenoun

a perceptual structure;

‘the composition presents problems for students of musical form’; ‘a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them’;

Roundnoun

A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.

Shapeverb

shape or influence; give direction to;

‘experience often determines ability’; ‘mold public opinion’;

Roundnoun

A circular dance.

Shapeverb

make something, usually for a specific function;

‘She molded the riceballs carefully’; ‘Form cylinders from the dough’; ‘shape a figure’; ‘Work the metal into a sword’;

Roundnoun

Rotation, as in office; succession.

Shapeverb

give a shape or form to;

‘shape the dough’;

Roundnoun

A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once.

Shape

A shape or figure is the form of an object or its external boundary, outline, or external surface, as opposed to other properties such as color, texture, or material type. A plane shape, two-dimensional shape, or 2D shape (plane figure, two-dimensional figure, or 2D figure) is constrained to lie on a plane, in contrast to solid figures.

Roundnoun

An assembly; a group; a circle.

‘a round of politicians’;

Roundnoun

A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.

Roundnoun

(archaic) A vessel filled, as for drinking.

Roundnoun

(nautical) A round-top.

Roundnoun

A round of beef.

Roundnoun

A whisper; whispering.

Roundnoun

Discourse; song.

Roundpreposition

alternative form of around

‘I look round the room quickly to make sure it's neat.’;

Roundadverb

alternative form of around

Roundverb

(transitive) To shape something into a curve.

‘The carpenter rounded the edges of the table.’;

Roundverb

(intransitive) To become shaped into a curve.

Roundverb

(with "out") To finish; to complete; to fill out.

‘She rounded out her education with only a single mathematics class.’;

Roundverb

(intransitive) To approximate a number, especially a decimal number by the closest whole number.

‘Ninety-five rounds up to one hundred.’;

Roundverb

(transitive) To turn past a boundary.

‘Helen watched him until he rounded the corner.’;

Roundverb

(intransitive) To turn and attack someone or something (used with on).

‘As a group of policemen went past him, one of them rounded on him, grabbing him by the arm.’;

Roundverb

To advance to home plate.

‘And the runners round the bases on the double by Jones.’;

Roundverb

(transitive) To go round, pass, go past.

Roundverb

To encircle; to encompass.

Roundverb

To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.

Roundverb

To do ward rounds.

Roundverb

To go round, as a guard; to make the rounds.

Roundverb

To go or turn round; to wheel about.

Roundverb

To speak in a low tone; whisper; speak secretly; take counsel.

Roundverb

To address or speak to in a whisper, utter in a whisper.

Roundverb

To whisper.

‘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?"’;

Roundverb

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.’;

Roundverb

To surround; to encircle; to encompass.

‘The inclusive vergeOf golden metal that must round my brow.’;

Roundverb

To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion.

‘We are such stuffAs dreams are made on, and our little lifeIs rounded with a sleep.’;

Roundverb

To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn.

Roundverb

To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing.

Roundverb

To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.

‘The queen your mother rounds apace.’; ‘So rounds he to a separate mind,From whence clear memory may begin.’;

Roundverb

To go round, as a guard.

‘They . . . nightly rounding walk.’;

Roundverb

To go or turn round; to wheel about.

Roundadjective

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.

‘Upon the firm opacous globeOf this round world.’;

Roundadjective

Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round.

Roundadjective

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.

Roundadjective

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.’;

Roundadjective

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.’;

Roundadjective

Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note.

Roundadjective

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.

Roundadjective

Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath.

‘Sir Toby, I must be round with you.’;

Roundadjective

Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; - said of style, or of authors with reference to their style.

‘In his satires Horace is quick, round, and pleasant.’;

Roundadjective

Complete and consistent; fair; just; - applied to conduct.

‘Round dealing is the honor of man's nature.’;

Roundnoun

Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. "The golden round" [the crown].

‘In labyrinth of many a round self-rolled.’;

Roundnoun

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.

Roundnoun

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.

Roundnoun

A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.

‘the trivial round, the common task.’;

Roundnoun

One work cycle, consisting of drilling blast holes, loading them with explosive, blasting, mucking out, and, if necessary, installing temporary support.

‘. . . Inco is still much more advanced than other mining companies. He says that the LKAB mine in Sweden is the closest rival. He predicts that, by 2008, Inco can reach a new productivity plateau, doubling the current mining productivity from 3,350 tonnes to 6,350 tonnes per person per year. Another aim is to triple the mine cycle rate (the time to drill, blast and muck a round) from one cycle to three complete cycles per 24 hours.’;

Roundnoun

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 playA round or two; which used, we throw away.’; ‘The feast was served; the bowl was crowned;To the king's pleasure went the mirthful round.’;

Roundnoun

A complete set of plays in a game or contest covering a standard number of individual plays or parts; as, a round of golf; a round of tennis.

Roundnoun

One set of games in a tournament.

Roundnoun

The time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout.

Roundnoun

A circular dance.

‘Come, knit hands, and beat the ground,In a light fantastic round.’;

Roundnoun

That which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause.

Roundnoun

Rotation, as in office; succession.

Roundnoun

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.’;

Roundnoun

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.

Roundnoun

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.

Roundnoun

A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.

Roundnoun

A vessel filled, as for drinking; as, to drink a round od ale together.

Roundnoun

An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians.

Roundnoun

See Roundtop.

Roundnoun

Same as Round of beef, below.

‘Worm-eaten gentlemen of the round, such as have vowed to sit on the skirts of the city, let your provost and his half dozen of halberdiers do what they can.’;

Roundadverb

On all sides; around.

‘Round he throws his baleful eyes.’;

Roundadverb

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.

Roundadverb

In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round.

Roundadverb

From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, - that is, to change sides or opinions.

Roundadverb

By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point.

Roundadverb

Through a circle, as of friends or houses.

‘The invitations were sent round accordingly.’;

Roundadverb

Roundly; fully; vigorously.

Roundpreposition

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.’;

Roundnoun

a charge of ammunition for a single shot

Roundnoun

an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs;

‘the neverending cycle of the seasons’;

Roundnoun

a regular route for a sentry or policeman;

‘in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name’;

Roundnoun

(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’;

Roundnoun

the activity of playing 18 holes of golf;

‘a round of golf takes about 4 hours’;

Roundnoun

the usual activities in your day;

‘the doctor made his rounds’;

Roundnoun

(sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive

Roundnoun

the course along which communications spread;

‘the story is going the rounds in Washington’;

Roundnoun

a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic);

‘he ordered a second round’;

Roundnoun

a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg

Roundnoun

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’;

Roundnoun

an outburst of applause;

‘there was a round of applause’;

Roundnoun

a crosspiece between the legs of a chair

Roundnoun

any circular or rotating mechanism;

‘the machine punched out metal circles’;

Roundverb

wind around; move along a circular course;

‘round the bend’;

Roundverb

make round;

‘round the edges’;

Roundverb

be around;

‘Developments surround the town’; ‘The river encircles the village’;

Roundverb

pronounce with rounded lips

Roundverb

attack in speech or writing;

‘The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker’;

Roundverb

bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state;

‘polish your social manners’;

Roundverb

express as a round number;

‘round off the amount’;

Roundverb

become round, plump, or shapely;

‘The young woman is fleshing out’;

Roundadjective

having a circular shape

Roundadjective

(of sounds) full and rich;

‘orotund tones’; ‘the rotund and reverberating phrase’; ‘pear-shaped vowels’;

Roundadjective

(of numbers) to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand;

‘in round numbers’;

Roundadverb

from beginning to end; throughout;

‘It rains all year round on Skye’; ‘frigid weather the year around’;

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