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     adj 1: having a circular shape [syn: circular] [ant: square]
     2: (of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones"; "the rotund and
        reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels" [syn: orotund,
         rotund, pear-shaped]
     3: (of numbers) to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand; "in
        round numbers"
     n 1: a charge of ammunition for a single shot [syn: {unit of
          ammunition}, one shot]
     2: an interval during which a recurring sequence of events
        occurs; "the neverending cycle of the seasons" [syn: cycle,
     3: a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days
        a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
        [syn: beat]
     4: (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"
     5: the activity of playing 18 holes of golf; "a round of golf
        takes about 4 hours" [syn: round of golf]
     6: the usual activities in your day; "the doctor made his
        rounds" [syn: daily round]
     7: (in sports) a period of play during which one team is on the
        offensive [syn: turn, bout]
     8: the course along which communications spread; "the story is
        going the rounds in Washington"
     9: a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); "he
        ordered a second round" [syn: round of drinks]
     10: a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg
     11: 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"
     12: an outburst of applause; "there was a round of applause"
     13: a crosspiece between the legs of a chair [syn: rung, stave]
     14: any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out
         metal circles" [syn: circle]
     adv : from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round
           on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around" [syn: around]
     v 1: wind around; move along a circular course
     2: make round [syn: round out, round off]
     3: be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river
        encircles the village" [syn: surround, environ, encircle,
         circle, ring]
     4: pronounce with rounded lips [syn: labialize]
     5: attack verbally, in speech or writing; "The editors of the
        left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker" [syn: attack,
         assail, lash out, snipe, assault]
     6: bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state;
        "polish your social manners" [syn: polish, round off,
        polish up, brush up]
     7: express as a round number; "round off the amount" [syn: {round
        off}, round down, round out]
     8: become round, plump, or shapely [syn: fill out]