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1 round

A charge of ammunition for a single shot.

synonyms: one shot, unit of ammunition.

Roget 69: continuity; consecution, consecutiveness etc. adj.; succession, round, suite, progression, series, train chain; catenation, concatenation; ... show more

2 round

An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs.

synonyms: cycle, rhythm.

Dutch: ritme
Polish: cykl

3 round

A regular route for a sentry or policeman.

synonym: beat.

Roget 625: business, occupation, employment; pursuit etc. 622; what one is doing, what one is about; affair, concern, matter, case.    matter in hand, ... show more

Dutch: ronde

4 round

often plural A series of professional calls (usually in a set order).

5 round

The activity of playing 18 holes of golf:
— A round of golf takes about 4 hours.

synonym: round of golf.

6 round

The usual activities in your day:
— The doctor made his rounds.

synonym: daily round.

7 round

sports A division during which one team is on the offensive.

synonyms: bout, turn.

Roget 138: periodicity, intermittence; beat; oscillation etc. 314; pulse, pulsation; rhythm; alternation, alternateness, alternativeness, alternity.    bout, ... show more

Roget 720: contention, strife; contest, contestation; struggle; belligerency; opposition etc. 708.    controversy, polemics; debate etc. (discussion) ... show more

Polish: runda

8 round

The course along which communications spread.

9 round

A serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic):
— He ordered a second round.

synonym: round of drinks.

Polish: kolejka

10 round

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

Polish: krzyżowa, krzyżówka

11 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.

synonym: troll.

Dutch: troll

12 round

An outburst of applause.

13 round

A crosspiece between the legs of a chair.

synonyms: rung, stave.

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Roget 415: music; concert; strain, tune, air; melody etc. 413; aria, arietta; piece of music [Fr.], work, number, opus; ... show more

14 round

Any circular or rotating mechanism.

synonym: circle.


1 round

Wind around; move along a circular course.

Roget 249: render spherical etc. adj.; form into a sphere, sphere, roll into a ball; give rotundity etc. n.; round.   

Roget 245: be curved, etc. adj.; curve, sweep, sway, swag, sag; deviate etc. 279; curl, turn; reenter.    ... show more

Roget 247: make round etc. adj.; round.    go round; encircle etc. 227; describe a circle etc. 311.   

2 round

Make round:
— Round the edges.

synonyms: round off, round out.

Dutch: afronden

3 round

Pronounce with rounded lips.

synonyms: labialise, labialize.

Dutch: labializeren

4 round

Attack in speech or writing.

synonyms: assail, assault, attack, lash out, snipe.

Dutch: aanvallen

5 round

Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state.

synonyms: brush up, polish, polish up, round off.

Dutch: polijsten, verfijnen

6 round

Express as a round number:
— Round off the amount.

synonyms: round down, round off, round out.

Dutch: afronden

7 round

Become round, plump, or shapely.

synonyms: fill out, flesh out.


1 round

Having the shape or form of a circle.

synonym: circular.

Roget 247: round, rounded, circular, annular, orbicular; oval, ovate; elliptic, elliptical; egg-shaped; pear-shaped etc. 245; cycloidal ... show more

Roget 535: asserting etc. v.; declaratory, predicatory, pronunciative, affirmative, soi-disant [Fr.]; positive; certain etc. 474; express, ... show more

Polish: kolisty

2 round

of sounds Full and rich.

synonyms: orotund, pear-shaped, rotund.

Roget 249: rotund; round etc. (circular) 247; cylindric, cylindrical, cylindroid; columnar, lumbriciform; conic, conical; spherical, spheroidal; ... show more

3 round

mathematics Expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand.


1 round

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

synonym: around.

Moby thesaurus: Attic, Charybdis, Chateaubriand, Ciceronian, Indian file, O, O-shaped, SRO, about, absolute, ace, admitting no exception, again, air lane, all but, all over, all-out, almost, ambagious, ambit ... show more.

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