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Definition: At a round rate
, a. [OF. roond, roont, reond, F. rond, fr. L.
rotundus, fr. rota wheel. See Rotary
, and cf. Rotund
1. 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.
“The big, round tears.”
Upon the firm opacous globe
Of this round world. --Milton.
2. Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel
of a musket is round.
3. 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. “Their round
4. Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately
in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; -- said of
Pliny put a round number near the truth, rather than
the fraction. --Arbuthnot.
5. Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a
Three thousand ducats; 'tis a good round sum.
Round was their pace at first, but slackened soon.
6. Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a
7. (Phonetics) 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, [sect] 11.
8. Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not
mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath. “The round
Sir Toby, I must be round with you. --Shak.
9. Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt;
finished; polished; -- said of style, or of authors with
reference to their style. [Obs.]
In his satires Horace is quick, round, and pleasant.
10. Complete and consistent; fair; just; -- applied to
Round dealing is the honor of man's nature.
At a round rate
, rapidly. --Dryden.
In round numbers
, approximately in even units, tens,
hundreds, etc.; as, a bin holding 99 or 101 bushels may be
said to hold in round numbers 100 bushels.
(Geom.), the sphere right cone, and right
(Zo["o]l.), the quahog.
one which is danced by couples with a whirling
or revolving motion, as the waltz, polka, etc.
, a game, as of cards, in which each plays on his
, a style of penmanship in which the letters are
formed in nearly an upright position, and each separately
distinct; -- distinguished from running hand.
. [Perhaps F. round round + ruban ribbon.]
(a) A written petition, memorial, remonstrance, protest,
etc., the signatures to which are made in a circle so
as not to indicate who signed first. “No round
robins signed by the whole main deck of the Academy
or the Porch.”
(b) (Zo["o]l.) The cigar fish.
, a solid spherical projectile for ordnance.
, the table about which sat King Arthur and his
knights. See Knights of the Round Table
, under Knight
, one of certain lofty circular stone towers,
tapering from the base upward, and usually having a
conical cap or roof, which crowns the summit, -- found
chiefly in Ireland. They are of great antiquity, and vary
in heigh from thirty-five to one hundred and thiry feet.
, one in which the horse throws out his feet
roundly; a full, brisk, quick trot. --Addison.
(Naut.), one turn of a rope round a timber, a
belaying pin, etc.
To bring up with a round turn
, to stop abruptly. [Colloq.]
Syn: Circular; spherical; globular; globase; orbicular;
orbed; cylindrical; full; plump; rotund.