round Definition

  • 1shaped like a circle or ball
  • 2having a curved shape
  • 3expressed as a whole number or a multiple of ten; not fraction or decimal

Using round: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "round" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The moon is round.

  • Example

    She has a round face.

  • Example

    The clock face is round.

round Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for round

Antonyms for round

Phrases with round

  • crazy or eccentric


    He's been acting round the bend lately.

  • round the clock

    all day and all night


    The hospital provides care round the clock.

  • very near in time or distance


    The store is just round the corner from here.

Origins of round

from Old English 'rynd', meaning 'circle, round'


Summary: round in Brief

The term 'round' [raʊnd] refers to something shaped like a circle or ball, or having a curved shape. It can also mean expressed as a whole number or a multiple of ten. Examples include 'The moon is round,' and 'She has a round face.' Phrases like 'round the bend' denote craziness, while 'round the clock' means all day and all night.

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