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Dictionary definition for: Round

1. (r) from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye" "frigid weather the year around"

2. (a) having a circular shape

3. (n) a charge of ammunition for a single shot

4. (v) wind around; move along a circular course; "round the bend"

5. (n) an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the neverending cycle of the seasons"

6. (s) (of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones" "the rotund and reverberating phrase" "pear-shaped vowels"

7. (v) make round; "round the edges"

8. (n) a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"

9. (s) (of numbers) to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand; "in round numbers"

10. (v) be around; "Developments surround the town" "The river encircles the village"

11. (n) (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"

12. (v) pronounce with rounded lips

13. (n) the activity of playing 18 holes of golf; "a round of golf takes about 4 hours"

14. (v) attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

15. (n) the usual activities in your day; "the doctor made his rounds"

16. (v) bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners"

17. (v) express as a round number; "round off the amount"

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

19. (v) become round, plump, or shapely; "The young woman is fleshing out"

20. (n) the course along which communications spread; "the story is going the rounds in Washington"

21. (n) a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic) "he ordered a second round"

22. (n) a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg

23. (n) 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"

24. (n) an outburst of applause; "there was a round of applause"

25. (n) a crosspiece between the legs of a chair

26. (n) any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"

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