- adjective with a shape like a circle
- adverb in a circular way or movement
- adverb towards the back
- adverb from one person to another
- adjective not exact, but given to the nearest whole number
- phrasal verb to make a fractional figure a full figure, by increasing or decreasing it
- noun a series (of meetings)
- A molding that may be semicircular to full round, as in a closet rod.
- A turn of wire rope around a drum.
- To perform a rounding (1) procedure. Also called round off.
- adjective shaped like a circle
- verb to make the spine of a book round
- used to describe a smooth, full-bodied and well-balanced wine
Origin & History of “round”
Round goes back ultimately to Latin rotundus ‘round’, source of English rotund. In vulgar Latin this became *retundus, which passed into Old French as reont, later ront. Its stem form rond- gave English round. Derivatives to have reached English include prune ‘cut branches’, rondo (18th c.), roundel (13th c.), and roundelay (16th c.); but surround, despite the similarity, is not related.