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Roundadjective

(physical) Shape.

Wheelnoun

A circular device capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation or performing labour in machines.

Roundadjective

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

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

Wheelnoun

A steering wheel and its implied control of a vehicle.

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.’;

Wheelnoun

(nautical) The instrument attached to the rudder by which a vessel is steered.

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Roundadjective

Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.

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

Wheelnoun

A spinning wheel.

Roundadjective

Plump.

Wheelnoun

A potter's wheel.

Roundadjective

Complete, whole, not lacking.

‘The baker sold us a round dozen.’;

Wheelnoun

(heraldry) This device used as a heraldic charge, usually with six spokes.

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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.’;

Wheelnoun

A wheel-like device used as an instrument of torture or punishment.

Roundadjective

(linguistics) Pronounced with the lips drawn together.

Wheelnoun

(slang) A person with a great deal of power or influence; a big wheel.

Roundadjective

Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; not mincing.

‘a round answer;’; ‘a round oath’;

Wheelnoun

(poker slang) The lowest straight in poker: ace, 2, 3, 4, 5.

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Roundadjective

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

Wheelnoun

(automotive) A wheelrim.

Roundadjective

Consistent; fair; just; applied to conduct.

Wheelnoun

A round portion of cheese.

Roundadjective

Large in magnitude.

‘a round sum’;

Wheelnoun

A Catherine wheel firework.

Roundadjective

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

Wheelnoun

(obsolete) A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.

Roundnoun

A circular or spherical object or part of an object.

Wheelnoun

A turn or revolution; rotation; compass.

Roundnoun

A circular or repetitious route.

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

Wheelnoun

A superuser on certain systems.

Roundnoun

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

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

Wheelverb

To roll along on wheels.

‘Wheel that trolley over here, would you?’;

Roundnoun

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

Wheelverb

(transitive) To transport something or someone using any wheeled mechanism, such as a wheelchair.

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.’;

Wheelverb

(intransitive) To change direction quickly, turn, pivot, whirl, wheel around.

Roundnoun

A single individual portion or dose of medicine.

Wheelverb

(transitive) To cause to change direction quickly, turn.

Roundnoun

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

Wheelverb

(intransitive) To travel around in large circles, particularly in the air.

‘The vulture wheeled above us.’;

Roundnoun

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

Wheelverb

(transitive) To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to make or perform in a circle.

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.

Wheelnoun

A circular frame turning about an axis; a rotating disk, whether solid, or a frame composed of an outer rim, spokes or radii, and a central hub or nave, in which is inserted the axle, - used for supporting and conveying vehicles, in machinery, and for various purposes; as, the wheel of a wagon, of a locomotive, of a mill, of a watch, etc.

‘The gasping charioteer beneath the wheelOf his own car.’;

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.

Wheelnoun

Any instrument having the form of, or chiefly consisting of, a wheel.

Roundnoun

(sports) A stage in a competition.

‘qualifying rounds of the championship’;

Wheelnoun

A spinning wheel. See under Spinning.

Roundnoun

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

Wheelnoun

A bicycle or a tricycle; a velocipede.

Roundnoun

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

Wheelnoun

An instrument of torture formerly used.

‘His examination is like that which is made by the rack and wheel.’;

Roundnoun

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

Wheelnoun

A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.

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.’;

Wheelnoun

A circular frame having handles on the periphery, and an axle which is so connected with the tiller as to form a means of controlling the rudder for the purpose of steering.

Roundnoun

(butchery) The hindquarters of a bovine.

Wheelnoun

A turn revolution; rotation; compass.

‘According to the common vicissitude and wheel of things, the proud and the insolent, after long trampling upon others, come at length to be trampled upon themselves.’; ‘[He] throws his steep flight in many an aëry wheel.’;

Roundnoun

(dated) A rung, as of a ladder.

Wheelnoun

A potter's wheel. See under Potter.

‘Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.’; ‘Turn, turn, my wheel! This earthen jarA touch can make, a touch can mar.’;

Roundnoun

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

Wheelnoun

A firework which, while burning, is caused to revolve on an axis by the reaction of the escaping gases.

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’;

Wheelnoun

The burden or refrain of a song.

‘You must sing a-down a-down,An you call him a-down-a.O, how the wheel becomes it!’;

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.

Wheelverb

To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood.

Roundnoun

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

Wheelverb

To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to cause to gyrate; to make or perform in a circle.

‘Now heaven, in all her glory, shone, and rolledHer motions, as the great first mover's handFirst wheeled their course.’;

Roundnoun

A circular dance.

Wheelverb

To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate.

‘The moon carried about the earth always shows the sameface to us, not once wheeling upon her own center.’;

Roundnoun

Rotation, as in office; succession.

Wheelverb

To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.

‘Being able to advance no further, they are in a fair way towheel about to the other extreme.’;

Roundnoun

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

Wheelverb

To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.

‘Then wheeling down the steep of heaven he flies.’;

Roundnoun

An assembly; a group; a circle.

‘a round of politicians’;

Wheelverb

To roll forward.

‘Thunder mixed with hail,Hail mixed with fire, must rend the Egyptian sky,And wheel on the earth, devouring where it rolls.’;

Roundnoun

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

Wheelnoun

a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)

Roundnoun

(archaic) A vessel filled, as for drinking.

Wheelnoun

a handwheel that is used for steering

Roundnoun

(nautical) A round-top.

Wheelnoun

a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel

Roundnoun

A round of beef.

Wheelnoun

game equipment consisting of a rotating wheel with slots that is used for gambling; players bet on which slot the roulette ball will stop in

Roundnoun

A whisper; whispering.

Wheelnoun

an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims

Roundnoun

Discourse; song.

Wheelnoun

a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

Roundpreposition

alternative form of around

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

Wheelverb

change directions as if revolving on a pivot;

‘They wheeled their horses around and left’;

Roundadverb

alternative form of around

Wheelverb

wheel somebody or something

Roundverb

(transitive) To shape something into a curve.

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

Wheelverb

move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle;

‘The President's convoy rolled past the crowds’;

Roundverb

(intransitive) To become shaped into a curve.

Wheelverb

ride a bicycle

Roundverb

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

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

Wheelnoun

a circular object that revolves on an axle and is fixed below a vehicle or other object to enable it to move easily over the ground

‘a chair on wheels’;

Roundverb

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

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

Wheelnoun

a circular object that revolves on an axle and forms part of a machine.

Roundverb

(transitive) To turn past a boundary.

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

Wheelnoun

used in reference to the cycle of a specified condition or set of events

‘the final release from the wheel of life’;

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.’;

Wheelnoun

a large wheel used as an instrument of punishment or torture, especially by binding someone to it and breaking their limbs

‘a man sentenced to be broken on the wheel’;

Roundverb

To advance to home plate.

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

Wheelnoun

a machine or structure having a wheel as its essential part.

Roundverb

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

Wheelnoun

the steering wheel of a vehicle or vessel

‘his crew know when he wants to take the wheel’;

Roundverb

To encircle; to encompass.

Wheelnoun

a device with a revolving disc or drum used in various games of chance.

Roundverb

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

Wheelnoun

a system, or a part of a system, regarded as a relentlessly moving machine

‘the wheels of justice’;

Roundverb

To do ward rounds.

Wheelnoun

a car

‘she's got wheels now’;

Roundverb

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

Wheelnoun

a thing resembling a wheel, in particular a cheese made in the form of a shallow disc

‘a small wheel of Brie’;

Roundverb

To go or turn round; to wheel about.

Wheelnoun

an instance of wheeling; a turn or rotation.

Roundverb

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

Wheelnoun

short for big wheel (sense 2)

Roundverb

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

Wheelnoun

a set of short lines, typically five in number and rhyming, concluding the stanza of a poem.

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?"’;

Wheelverb

push or pull (a vehicle with wheels)

‘the tea trolley was wheeled out’;

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.’;

Wheelverb

carry in or on a vehicle with wheels

‘a young woman is wheeled into the operating theatre’;

Roundverb

To surround; to encircle; to encompass.

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

Wheelverb

produce something that is unimpressive because it has been frequently seen or heard before

‘the old journalistic arguments have been wheeled out’;

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.’;

Wheelverb

(of a bird or aircraft) fly in a wide circle or curve

‘the birds wheeled and dived’;

Roundverb

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

Wheelverb

turn round quickly so as to face another way

‘Robert wheeled round to see the face of Mr Mafouz’;

Roundverb

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

Wheelverb

turn or seem to turn on an axis or pivot

‘the stars wheeled through the sky’;

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.’;

Wheel

In its primitive form, a wheel is a circular block of a hard and durable material at whose center has been bored a hole through which is placed an axle bearing about which the wheel rotates when torque is applied to the wheel about its axis. The wheel and axle assembly can be considered one of the six simple machines.

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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