1. (v. i. & t.) To whisper.

2. (a.) Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical; circular; having a form approaching a spherical or a circular shape; orbicular; globular; as, a round ball.

3. (a.) Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round.

4. (a.) Having a curved outline or form; especially, one like the arc of a circle or an ellipse, or a portion of the surface of a sphere; rotund; bulging; protuberant; not angular or pointed; as, a round arch; round hills.

5. (a.) Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; -- said of numbers.

6. (a.) Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price.

7. (a.) Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note.

8. (a.) Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, making the opening more or less round in shape; rounded; labialized; labial. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 11.

9. (a.) Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath.

10. (a.) Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; -- said of style, or of authors with reference to their style.

11. (a.) Complete and consistent; fair; just; -- applied to conduct.

12. (n.) Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. The golden round [the crown].

13. (n.) A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution; as, the round of the seasons; a round of pleasures.

14. (n.) A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.

15. (n.) A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.

16. (n.) A circular dance.

17. (n.) That which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause.

18. (n.) Rotation, as in office; succession.

19. (n.) The step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair.

20. (n.) A course ending where it began; a circuit; a beat; especially, one frequently or regularly traversed; also, the act of traversing a circuit; as, a watchman's round; the rounds of the postman.

21. (n.) A walk performed by a guard or an officer round the rampart of a garrison, or among sentinels, to see that the sentinels are faithful and all things safe; also, the guard or officer, with his attendants, who performs this duty; -- usually in the plural.

22. (n.) A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once.

23. (n.) Ammunition for discharging a piece or pieces once; as, twenty rounds of ammunition were given out.

24. (n.) A short vocal piece, resembling a catch in which three or four voices follow each other round in a species of canon in the unison.

25. (n.) The time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout.

26. (n.) A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.

27. (n.) A vessel filled, as for drinking.

28. (n.) An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians.

29. (n.) See Roundtop.

30. (n.) Same as Round of beef, below.

31. (adv.) On all sides; around.

32. (adv.) Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one's position; as, to turn one's head round; a wheel turns round.

33. (adv.) In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round.

34. (adv.) From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, -- that is, to change sides or opinions.

35. (adv.) By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point.

36. (adv.) Through a circle, as of friends or houses.

37. (adv.) Roundly; fully; vigorously.

38. (prep.) On every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people stood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass.

39. (v. t.) To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to round the edges of anything.

40. (v. t.) To surround; to encircle; to encompass.

41. (v. t.) To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion.

42. (v. t.) To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn.

43. (v. t.) To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing.

44. (v. i.) To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.

45. (v. i.) To go round, as a guard.

46. (v. i.) To go or turn round; to wheel about.

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