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Round

Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center
A round ball.
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Shell

The hard protective outer case of a mollusc or crustacean
Cowrie shells
The technique of carving shell
Apr 21, 2023

Round

Moving in or forming a circle.
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Shell

An explosive artillery projectile or bomb
Shell holes
The sound of the shell passing over, followed by the explosion
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Round

Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
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Shell

Something resembling or likened to a shell because of its shape or its function as an outer case
Baked pastry shells filled with cheese
Pasta shells
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Round

Rather rounded in shape
The child's round face.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

The metal framework of a vehicle body.
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Round

Full in physique; plump
A round figure.
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Shell

A light racing boat.
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Round

(Linguistics) Formed or articulated with the lips in a rounded shape
A round vowel.
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Shell

An inner or roughly made coffin.
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Round

Full in tone; sonorous.
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Shell

The hand guard of a sword.
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Round

Whole or complete; full
A round dozen.
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Shell

Each of a set of orbitals around the nucleus of an atom, occupied or able to be occupied by electrons of similar energies
In a multi-electron atom, the lowest energy shells fill up first
An electron descending from one shell to a lower one emits an X-ray
Apr 21, 2023

Round

(Mathematics) Having been rounded.
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Shell

Short for shell program
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Round

Not exact, especially when expressed as a multiple of 10; approximate
A round estimate.
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Shell

Bombard with shells
Several villages north of the security zone were shelled
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Round

Large; considerable
A round sum of money.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

Remove the shell or pod from (a nut or seed)
They were shelling peas
Shelled Brazil nuts
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Round

Brought to satisfactory conclusion or completion; finished.
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Shell

The usually hard outer covering that encases certain organisms, such as insects, turtles, and most mollusks.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

Outspoken; blunt
A round scolding.
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Shell

A similar outer covering on a nut or seed.
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Round

Done with full force; unrestrained
Gave me a round thrashing.
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Shell

A similar outer covering on certain eggs, such as those of birds and reptiles; an eggshell.
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Round

Something, such as a circle, disk, globe, or ring, that is round.
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Shell

The material that constitutes such a covering.
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Round

A circle formed of various things.
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Shell

An external, usually hard, protective or enclosing case or cover.
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Round

Movement around a circle or about an axis.
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Shell

A framework or exterior, as of a building.
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Round

A rung or crossbar, as one on a ladder or chair.
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Shell

A thin layer of pastry.
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Round

A cut of beef from the part of the thigh between the rump and the shank.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

The external part of the ear.
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Round

An assembly of people; a group.
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Shell

The hull of a ship.
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Round

A round dance.
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Shell

A light, long, narrow racing boat propelled by rowers.
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Round

A complete course, succession, or series
A round of parties.
A round of negotiations.
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Shell

A small glass for beer.
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Round

Often rounds A course of customary or prescribed actions, duties, or places
Physicians' rounds.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

An artillery projectile containing an explosive charge.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

A complete range or extent.
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Shell

A metal or cardboard case containing the charge and primer for a piece of firearms ammunition, especially one also containing shot and fired from a shotgun.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

One drink for each person in a gathering or group
Let me buy the next round.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

An attitude or a manner adopted to mask one's true feelings or to protect one from perceived or real danger
Embarrassed, she withdrew into a shell.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

A single outburst, as of applause or cheering.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

A set of electron orbitals having nearly the same energy and sharing the same first quantum number.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

A single shot or volley.
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Shell

Any of the stable states of other particles or collections of particles (such as the nucleons in an atomic nucleus) at a given energy or small range of energies.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

Ammunition for a single shot or volley.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

A usually sleeveless and collarless, typically knit blouse.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

A specified number of arrows shot from a specified distance to a target in archery.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

A thin, usually waterproof or windproof outer garment for the upper body.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

Sports & Games A unit of play that occupies a specified time, constitutes a certain number of plays, or allows each player a turn, especially the 18-hole sequence played in golf or one of the periods in a boxing match.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

(Computers) A program that works with the operating system as a command processor, used to enter commands and initiate their execution.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

(Music) A composition for two or more voices in which each voice enters at a different time with the same melody.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

A company or corporation created by a second company or corporation for the purposes of facilitating a particular transaction, especially one that is intended to be concealed.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

To make round or curved
Rounded his lips in surprise.
Rounded off the end of the board.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

To remove the shell of; shuck
Shell oysters.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

(Linguistics) To pronounce with rounded lips; labialize.
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Shell

To remove from a shell
Shell peas.
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Round

To fill out; make plump.
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Shell

To separate the kernels of (corn) from the cob.
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Round

To bring to completion or perfection; finish. Often used with out or off
The new dog rounded out our household. The speaker rounded off his lecture with a joke.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

To fire shells at; bombard.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

(Mathematics) To approximate (a real number) by a nearby rational number with a specified level of precision. When rounded to the nearest hundred, 286 becomes 300. When rounded to the nearest tenth, 1.63 becomes 1.6.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

To defeat decisively.
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Round

To make a turn about or to the other side of
Rounded a bend in the road.
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Shell

(Baseball) To hit the pitches of (a pitcher) hard and with regularity
Shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

To make a complete circuit of; go or pass around
Rounded the entire peninsula.
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Shell

To shed or become free of a shell.
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Round

(Archaic) To encompass; surround:
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Shell

To look for or collect shells, as on a seashore
Spent the day shelling on Cape Cod.
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Round

To become round or curved.
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Shell

A hard external covering of an animal.
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Round

To take a circular course; complete or partially complete a circuit
Racecars rounding into the final lap.
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Shell

The calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates.
In some mollusks, as the cuttlefish, the shell is concealed by the animal's outer mantle and is considered internal.
Genuine mother-of-pearl buttons are made from sea shells.
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Round

To turn about, as on an axis
Rounded and came back across the field.
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Shell

(by extension) Any mollusk having such a covering.
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Round

To become filled out or plump.
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Shell

(entomology) The exoskeleton or wing covers of certain insects.
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Round

To develop into satisfactory completion or perfection
Is rounding into a fine quarterback.
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Shell

The conjoined scutes that constitute the "shell" (carapace) of a tortoise or turtle.
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Round

To whisper.
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Shell

The overlapping hard plates comprising the armor covering the armadillo's body.
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Round

In a circular progression or movement; around.
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Shell

The hard calcareous covering of a bird egg.
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Round

With revolutions
Wheels moving round.
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Shell

One of the outer layers of skin of an onion.
The restaurant served caramelized onion shells.
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Round

To a specific place or person
Called round for the pastor.
Sent round for the veterinarian.
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Shell

(botany) The hard external covering of various plant seed forms.
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Round

Around.
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Shell

The covering, or outside part, of a nut.
The black walnut and the hickory nut, both of the same Genus as the pecan, have much thicker and harder shells than the pecan.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

From the beginning to the end of; throughout
A plant that grows round the year.
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Shell

A pod containing the seeds of certain plants, such as the legume Phaseolus vulgaris.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

(physical) Of shape:
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

(in the plural) Husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is sometimes used as a substitute or adulterant for cocoa and its products such as chocolate.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction.
We sat at a round table to make conversation easier.
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Shell

(geology) The accreted mineral formed around a hollow geode.
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Round

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.
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Shell

(weaponry) The casing of a self-contained single-unit artillery projectile.
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Round

Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.
Our child's bed has round corners for safety.
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Shell

(weaponry) A hollow, usually spherical or cylindrical projectile fired from a siege mortar or a smoothbore cannon. It contains an explosive substance designed to be ignited by a fuse or by percussion at the target site so that it will burst and scatter at high velocity its contents and fragments. Formerly called a bomb.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

Plump.
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Shell

(weaponry) The cartridge of a breechloading firearm; a load; a bullet; a round.
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Round

Complete, whole, not lacking.
The baker sold us a round dozen.
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Shell

(architecture) Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in, as the shell of a house.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

(of a number) Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero.
One hundred is a nice round number.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

A garment, usually worn by women, such as a shirt, blouse, or top, with short sleeves or no sleeves, that often fastens in the rear.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

(phonetics) Pronounced with the lips drawn together; rounded.
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Shell

A coarse or flimsy coffin; a thin interior coffin enclosed within a more substantial one.
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Round

Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; not mincing.
A round answer; a round oath
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Shell

(music) A string instrument, as a lyre, whose acoustical chamber is formed like a shell.
The first lyre may have been made by drawing strings over the underside of a tortoise shell.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

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

(music) The body of a drum; the often wooden, often cylindrical acoustic chamber, with or without rims added for tuning and for attaching the drum head.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

Consistent; fair; just; applied to conduct.
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Shell

An engraved copper roller used in print works.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

Large in magnitude.
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Shell

The thin coating of copper on an electrotype.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

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

(nautical) The watertight outer covering of the hull of a vessel, often made with planking or metal plating.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

(architecture) Vaulted.
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Shell

The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve.
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Round

A circular or spherical object or part of an object.
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Shell

(nautical) A light boat whose frame is covered with thin wood, impermeable fabric, or water-proofed paper; a racing shell or dragon boat.
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Round

A circular or repetitious route.
Hospital rounds
The prison guards have started their nightly rounds.
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Shell

(chemistry) A set of atomic orbitals that have the same principal quantum number.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

A general outburst from a group of people at an event.
The candidate got a round of applause after every sentence or two.
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Shell

(figuratively) The outward form independent of what is inside.
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Round

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

(figuratively) The empty outward form of someone or something.
The setback left him a mere shell; he was never the same again.
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Round

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.
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Shell

An emaciated person.
He's lost so much weight from illness; he's a shell of his former self.
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Round

A single individual portion or dose of medicine.
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Shell

A psychological barrier to social interaction.
Even after months of therapy he's still in his shell.
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Round

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

(computing) An operating system software user interface, whose primary purpose is to launch other programs and control their interactions; the user's command interpreter. Shell is a way to separate the internal complexity of the implementation of the command from the user. The internals can change while the user experience/interface remains the same.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

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

(business) A legal entity that has no operations.
A shell corporation was formed to acquire the old factory.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

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.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

A concave rough cast-iron tool in which a convex lens is ground to shape.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

(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.
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Shell

(engineering) A gouge bit or shell bit.
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Round

A stage, level, set of events in a game
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Shell

(phonology) The onset and coda of a syllable.
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Round

(sports) A stage in a competition.
Qualifying rounds of the championship
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Shell

A person's ear.
Can I have a quick word in your shell?
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Round

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

To remove the outer covering or shell of something.
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Round

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

To bombard, to fire projectiles at, especially with artillery.
The guns shelled the enemy trenches.
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Round

(cards) The play after each deal.
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Shell

(informal) To disburse or give up money, to pay. (Often used with out).
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Round

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

(intransitive) To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc.
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Round

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.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

(intransitive) To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk.
Nuts shell in falling.
Wheat or rye shells in reaping.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

(butchery) The hindquarters of a bovine.
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Shell

To switch to a shell or command line.
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Round

(dated) A rung, as of a ladder.
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Shell

To form shallow, irregular cracks (in a coating).
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Round

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

(topology) To form a shelling.
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Round

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
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Shell

A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal.
Think him as a serpent's egg, . . .And kill him in the shell.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

The hard calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. In some mollusks, as the cuttlefishes, it is internal, or concealed by the mantle. Also, the hard covering of some vertebrates, as the armadillo, the tortoise, and the like.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

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

A hollow projectile, of various shapes, adapted for a mortar or a cannon, and containing an explosive substance, ignited with a fuse or by percussion, by means of which the projectile is burst and its fragments scattered. See Bomb.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

A circular dance.
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Shell

The case which holds the powder, or charge of powder and shot, used with breechloading small arms.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

Rotation, as in office; succession.
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Shell

Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in; as, the shell of a house.
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Round

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

A coarse kind of coffin; also, a thin interior coffin inclosed in a more substantial one.
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Round

An assembly; a group; a circle.
A round of politicians
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Shell

An instrument of music, as a lyre, - the first lyre having been made, it is said, by drawing strings over a tortoise shell.
When Jubal struck the chorded shell.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

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

An engraved copper roller used in print works.
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Round

(archaic) A vessel filled, as for drinking.
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Shell

The husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is often used as a substitute for chocolate, cocoa, etc.
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Round

(nautical) A round-top.
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Shell

The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve.
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Round

A round of beef.
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Shell

A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood or with paper; as, a racing shell.
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Round

A whisper; whispering.
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Shell

Something similar in form or action to an ordnance shell;
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Round

Discourse; song.
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Shell

A concave rough cast-iron tool in which a convex lens is ground to shape.
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Round

Alternative form of around
I look round the room quickly to make sure it's neat.
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Shell

A gouge bit or shell bit.
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Round

Alternative form of around
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Shell

To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters.
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Round

(transitive) To shape something into a curve.
The carpenter rounded the edges of the table.
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Shell

To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat, oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

(intransitive) To become shaped into a curve.
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Shell

To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town.
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Round

(with "out") To finish; to complete; to fill out.
She rounded out her education with only a single mathematics class.
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Shell

To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc.
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Round

(intransitive) To approximate a number, especially a decimal number by the closest whole number.
Ninety-five rounds up to one hundred.
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Shell

To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk; as, nuts shell in falling.
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Round

(transitive) To turn past a boundary.
Helen watched him until he rounded the corner.
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Shell

To be disengaged from the ear or husk; as, wheat or rye shells in reaping.
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Round

(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.
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Shell

Ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
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Round

To advance to home plate.
And the runners round the bases on the double by Jones.
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Shell

The material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
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Round

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

Hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
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Round

To encircle; to encompass.
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Shell

The hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
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Round

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

The exterior covering of a bird's egg
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Round

To do ward rounds.
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Shell

A rigid covering that envelops an object;
The satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice
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Round

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

A very light narrow racing boat
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Round

To go or turn round; to wheel about.
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Shell

The housing or outer covering of something;
The clock has a walnut case
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Round

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

A metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
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Round

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

The hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc
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Round

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?"
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Shell

Use explosives on;
The enemy has been shelling us all day
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Round

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.
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Shell

Fall out of the pod or husk;
The corn shelled
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Round

To surround; to encircle; to encompass.
The inclusive vergeOf golden metal that must round my brow.
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Shell

Hit the pitches of hard and regularly;
He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning
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Round

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.
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Shell

Look for and collect shells by the seashore
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Round

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

Come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;
Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship
We beat the competition
Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game
Apr 21, 2023

Round

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

Remove from its shell or outer covering;
Shell the legumes
Shell mussels
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Round

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.
Apr 21, 2023

Shell

Remove the husks from;
Husk corn
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Round

To go round, as a guard.
They . . . nightly rounding walk.
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Round

To go or turn round; to wheel about.
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Round

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.
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Round

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

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.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

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.
Apr 21, 2023

Round

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.
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Round

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

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.
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Round

Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath.
Sir Toby, I must be round with you.
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Round

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.
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Round

Complete and consistent; fair; just; - applied to conduct.
Round dealing is the honor of man's nature.
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Round

Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. "The golden round" [the crown].
In labyrinth of many a round self-rolled.
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Round

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.
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Round

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.
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Round

A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
The trivial round, the common task.
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Round

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.
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Round

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.
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Round

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.
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Round

One set of games in a tournament.
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Round

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

A circular dance.
Come, knit hands, and beat the ground,In a light fantastic round.
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Round

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

Rotation, as in office; succession.
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Round

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.
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Round

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.
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Round

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.
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Round

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

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

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

See Roundtop.
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Round

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.
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Round

On all sides; around.
Round he throws his baleful eyes.
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Round

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.
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Round

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

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

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

Through a circle, as of friends or houses.
The invitations were sent round accordingly.
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Round

Roundly; fully; vigorously.
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Round

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.
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Round

A charge of ammunition for a single shot
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Round

An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs;
The neverending cycle of the seasons
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Round

A regular route for a sentry or policeman;
In the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
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Round

(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
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Round

The activity of playing 18 holes of golf;
A round of golf takes about 4 hours
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Round

The usual activities in your day;
The doctor made his rounds
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Round

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

The course along which communications spread;
The story is going the rounds in Washington
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Round

A serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic);
He ordered a second round
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Round

A cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg
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Round

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
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Round

An outburst of applause;
There was a round of applause
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Round

A crosspiece between the legs of a chair
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Round

Any circular or rotating mechanism;
The machine punched out metal circles
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Round

Wind around; move along a circular course;
Round the bend
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Round

Make round;
Round the edges
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Round

Be around;
Developments surround the town
The river encircles the village
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Round

Pronounce with rounded lips
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Round

Attack in speech or writing;
The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker
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Round

Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state;
Polish your social manners
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Round

Express as a round number;
Round off the amount
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Round

Become round, plump, or shapely;
The young woman is fleshing out
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Round

Having a circular shape
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Round

(of sounds) full and rich;
Orotund tones
The rotund and reverberating phrase
Pear-shaped vowels
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Round

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

From beginning to end; throughout;
It rains all year round on Skye
Frigid weather the year around
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