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'round' - used as an adjective
1. having a circular shape
2. (of sounds) full and rich
3. (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand
in round numbers

'round' - used as a adverb
4. from beginning to end; throughout
It rains all year round on Skye

'round' - used as a noun
5. a charge of ammunition for a single shot
6. an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
7. a regular route for a sentry or policeman
8. (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
9. the activity of playing 18 holes of golf
a round of golf takes about 4 hours
10. the usual activities in your day
the doctor made his rounds
11. (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive
12. the course along which communications spread
the story is going the rounds in Washington
13. a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)
he ordered a second round
14. a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg
15. 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
16. an outburst of applause
there was a round of applause
17. a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
18. any circular or rotating mechanism

'round' - used as a verb
19. wind around; move along a circular course
round the bend
20. make round
round the edges
21. be around
22. pronounce with rounded lips
23. attack in speech or writing
24. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
25. express as a round number
round off the amount
26. become round, plump, or shapely

derived forms
1. Round / Plural
rounds
2. Round / Past
rounded
3. Round / Third Person
rounds
4. Round / Present Participle
rounding
5. Round / Comparitive
rounder
6. Round / Superlative
roundest
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