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Roundadjective

(physical) Shape.

Spherenoun

(mathematics) A regular three-dimensional object in which every cross-section is a circle; the figure described by the revolution of a circle about its diameter .

Roundadjective

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

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

Spherenoun

A spherical physical object; a globe or ball.

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.’;

Spherenoun

The apparent outer limit of space; the edge of the heavens, imagined as a hollow globe within which celestial bodies appear to be embedded.

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Roundadjective

Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.

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

Spherenoun

Any of the concentric hollow transparent globes formerly believed to rotate around the Earth, and which carried the heavenly bodies; there were originally believed to be eight, and later nine and ten; friction between them was thought to cause a harmonious sound (the music of the spheres).

Roundadjective

Plump.

Spherenoun

(mythology) An area of activity for a planet; or by extension, an area of influence for a god, hero etc.

Roundadjective

Complete, whole, not lacking.

‘The baker sold us a round dozen.’;

Spherenoun

(figuratively) The region in which something or someone is active; one's province, domain.

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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.’;

Spherenoun

(geometry) The set of all points in three-dimensional Euclidean space (or n-dimensional space, in topology) that are a fixed distance from a fixed point .

Roundadjective

(linguistics) Pronounced with the lips drawn together.

Spherenoun

(logic) The extension of a general conception, or the totality of the individuals or species to which it may be applied.

Roundadjective

Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; not mincing.

‘a round answer;’; ‘a round oath’;

Sphereverb

(transitive) To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to ensphere.

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Roundadjective

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

Sphereverb

(transitive) To make round or spherical; to perfect.

Roundadjective

Consistent; fair; just; applied to conduct.

Spherenoun

A body or space contained under a single surface, which in every part is equally distant from a point within called its center.

Roundadjective

Large in magnitude.

‘a round sum’;

Spherenoun

Hence, any globe or globular body, especially a celestial one, as the sun, a planet, or the earth.

‘Of celestial bodies, first the sun,A mighty sphere, he framed.’;

Roundadjective

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

Spherenoun

The apparent surface of the heavens, which is assumed to be spherical and everywhere equally distant, in which the heavenly bodies appear to have their places, and on which the various astronomical circles, as of right ascension and declination, the equator, ecliptic, etc., are conceived to be drawn; an ideal geometrical sphere, with the astronomical and geographical circles in their proper positions on it.

Roundnoun

A circular or spherical object or part of an object.

Spherenoun

The extension of a general conception, or the totality of the individuals or species to which it may be applied.

Roundnoun

A circular or repetitious route.

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

Spherenoun

Circuit or range of action, knowledge, or influence; compass; province; employment; place of existence.

‘To be called into a huge sphere, and not to be seen to move in 't.’; ‘Taking her out of the ordinary relations with humanity, and inclosing her in a sphere by herself.’; ‘Each in his hidden sphere of joy or woeOur hermit spirits dwell.’;

Roundnoun

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

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

Spherenoun

Rank; order of society; social positions.

Roundnoun

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

Spherenoun

An orbit, as of a star; a socket.

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.’;

Sphereverb

To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to insphere.

‘The glorious planet SolIn noble eminence enthroned and spheredAmidst the other.’;

Roundnoun

A single individual portion or dose of medicine.

Sphereverb

To form into roundness; to make spherical, or spheral; to perfect.

Roundnoun

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

Spherenoun

a particular environment or walk of life;

‘his social sphere is limited’; ‘it was a closed area of employment’; ‘he's out of my orbit’;

Roundnoun

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

Spherenoun

any spherically shaped artifact

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.

Spherenoun

the geographical area in which one nation is very influential

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.

Spherenoun

a particular aspect of life or activity;

‘he was helpless in an important sector of his life’;

Roundnoun

(sports) A stage in a competition.

‘qualifying rounds of the championship’;

Spherenoun

a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)

Roundnoun

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

Spherenoun

a three-dimensional closed surface such that every point on the surface is equidistant from the center

Roundnoun

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

Spherenoun

the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

Roundnoun

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

Spherenoun

a round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its centre.

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.’;

Spherenoun

a spherical object; a ball or globe

‘the markers on the route included two conspicuous black spheres’;

Roundnoun

(butchery) The hindquarters of a bovine.

Spherenoun

a globe representing the earth

‘the room was littered with books, maps, and spheres’;

Roundnoun

(dated) A rung, as of a ladder.

Spherenoun

a celestial body

‘he sometimes took out his telescope to make sure the spheres were still revolving in good order’;

Roundnoun

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

Spherenoun

the sky perceived as a vault upon or in which celestial bodies are represented as lying.

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’;

Spherenoun

each of a series of revolving concentrically arranged spherical shells in which celestial bodies were formerly thought to be set in a fixed relationship.

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.

Spherenoun

an area of activity, interest, or expertise; a section of society or an aspect of life distinguished and unified by a particular characteristic

‘political reforms to match those in the economic sphere’;

Roundnoun

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

Sphereverb

enclose in or as if in a sphere

‘mourners, sphered by their dark garb’;

Roundnoun

A circular dance.

Sphereverb

form into a rounded or perfect whole

‘you, hitherto, have still had goodness sphered within your eyes’;

Roundnoun

Rotation, as in office; succession.

Sphere

A sphere (from Greek σφαῖρα—sphaira, ) is a geometrical object in three-dimensional space that is the surface of a ball (viz., analogous to the circular objects in two dimensions, where a circumscribes its ). Like a circle in a two-dimensional space, a sphere is defined mathematically as the set of points that are all at the same distance r from a given point in a three-dimensional space.

‘globe, ball’; ‘circle’; ‘disk’;

Roundnoun

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

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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