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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Adjective, Adverb, Preposition


Noun round has 14 senses

Adjective round has 3 senses

Verb round has 7 senses

Adverbial round has 1 sense

  • round(r = adv.all) around - from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"


roundv. i. & t. [From Roun.].
     To whisper.  Shak. Holland.  [1913 Webster]
    "The Bishop of Glasgow rounding in his ear, “Ye are not a wise man,” . . . he rounded likewise to the bishop, and said, “Wherefore brought ye me here?”"  [1913 Webster]
rounda. [OF. roond, roont, reond, F. rond, fr. L. rotundus, fr. rota wheel. See Rotary, and cf. Rotund, roundel, Rundlet.].
  •  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.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Upon the firm opacous globe
    Of this round world.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; -- said of numbers.  [1913 Webster]
    "Pliny put a round number near the truth, rather than the fraction."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price.  [1913 Webster]
    "Three thousand ducats; 'tis a good round sum."  [1913 Webster]
    "Round was their pace at first, but slackened soon."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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, 1913 Webster]
  •  Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath.  M. Arnold.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sir Toby, I must be round with you."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; -- said of style, or of authors with reference to their style.  [1913 Webster]
    "In his satires Horace is quick, round, and pleasant."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Complete and consistent; fair; just; -- applied to conduct.  [1913 Webster]
    "Round dealing is the honor of man's nature."  [1913 Webster]
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. -- Round bodies (Geom.), the sphere right cone, and right cylinder. -- Round clam (Zoöl.), the quahog. -- Round dance one which is danced by couples with a whirling or revolving motion, as the waltz, polka, etc. -- Round game, a game, as of cards, in which each plays on his own account. -- Round hand, a style of penmanship in which the letters are formed in nearly an upright position, and each separately distinct; -- distinguished from running hand. -- Round robin. [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.” De Quincey. (b) (Zoöl.) The cigar fish. -- Round shot, a solid spherical projectile for ordnance. -- Round Table, the table about which sat King Arthur and his knights. See Knights of the Round Table, under Knight. -- Round tower, 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. -- Round trot, one in which the horse throws out his feet roundly; a full, brisk, quick trot. Addison. -- Round turn (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.
  •  Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. “The golden round” [the crown].  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "In labyrinth of many a round self-rolled."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A course ending where it began; a circuit; a beat; especially, one freguently or regulary traversed; also, the act of traversing a circuit; as, a watchman's round; the rounds of the postman.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.  [1913 Webster]
    "the trivial round, the common task."  [1913 Webster]
  •  One work cycle, consisting of drilling blast holes, loading them with explosive, blasting, mucking out, and, if necessary, installing temporary support.  [RH]
    " . . . Inco is still much more advanced than other mining companies. He says that the LKAB mine in Sweden is the closest rival. He predicts that, by 2008, Inco can reach a new productivity plateau, doubling the current mining productivity from 3,350 tonnes to 6,350 tonnes per person per year. Another aim is to triple the mine cycle rate (the time to drill, blast and muck a round) from one cycle to three complete cycles per 24 hours."  [PJC]
  •  A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.  [1913 Webster]
    "Women to cards may be compared: we play
    A round or two; which used, we throw away.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "The feast was served; the bowl was crowned;
    To the king's pleasure went the mirthful round.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A complete set of plays in a game or contest covering a standard number of individual plays or parts; as, a round of golf; a round of tennis.  [PJC]
  •  One set of games in a tournament.  [PJC]
  •  The time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A circular dance.  [1913 Webster]
    "Come, knit hands, and beat the ground,
    In a light fantastic round.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Rotation, as in office; succession.  Holyday.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair.  [1913 Webster]
    "All the rounds like Jacob's ladder rise."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A vessel filled, as for drinking; as, to drink a round od ale together.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians.  Addison.  [1913 Webster]
  •  See Roundtop.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Same as Round of beef, below.  [1913 Webster]
    "Worm-eaten gentlemen of the round, such as have vowed to sit on the skirts of the city, let your provost and his half dozen of halberdiers do what they can."  [1913 Webster]
  •  On all sides; around.  [1913 Webster]
    "Round he throws his baleful eyes."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round.  [1913 Webster]
  •  From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, -- that is, to change sides or opinions.  [1913 Webster]
  •  By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Through a circle, as of friends or houses.  [1913 Webster]
    "The invitations were sent round accordingly."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Roundly; fully; vigorously.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
All round, over the whole place; in every direction. -- All-round, of general capacity; as, an all-round man. [Colloq.] -- To bring one round. (a) To cause one to change his opinions or line of conduct. (b) To restore one to health. [Colloq.]
     On every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people atood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass.  [1913 Webster]
    "The serpent Error twines round human hearts."  [1913 Webster]
Round about, an emphatic form for round or about. “Moses . . . set them [The elders] round about the tabernacle.” Num. xi. 24. -- To come round, to gain the consent of, or circumvent, (a person) by flattery or deception. [Colloq.]
roundv. 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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Worms with many feet, which round themselves into balls, are bred chiefly under logs of timber."  [1913 Webster]
    "The figures on our modern medals are raised and rounded to a very great perfection."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To surround; to encircle; to encompass.  [1913 Webster]
    "The inclusive verge
    Of golden metal that must round my brow.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion.  [1913 Webster]
    "We are such stuff
    As dreams are made on, and our little life
    Is rounded with a sleep.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing.  Swift.  [1913 Webster]
To round in (Naut.) To haul up; usually, to haul the slack of (a rope) through its leading block, or to haul up (a tackle which hangs loose) by its fall. Totten. (b) To collect together (cattle) by riding around them, as on cattle ranches<-- round up -->. [Western U.S.]
roundv. i. 
  •  To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.  [1913 Webster]
    "The queen your mother rounds apace."  [1913 Webster]
    "So rounds he to a separate mind,
    From whence clear memory may begin.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To go round, as a guard.  [1913 Webster]
    "They . . . nightly rounding walk."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To go or turn round; to wheel about.  Tennyson.  [1913 Webster]
To round to (Naut.), to turn the head of a ship toward the wind.


round, adj., n., adv., prep., & v.
1 shaped like or approximately like a circle, sphere, or cylinder; having a convex or circular outline or surface; curved, not angular.
2 done with or involving circular motion.
3 a entire, continuous, complete (a round dozen); fully expressed or developed; all together, not broken or defective or scanty. b (of a sum of money) considerable.
4 genuine, candid, outspoken; (of a statement etc.) categorical, unmistakable.
5 (usu. attrib.) (of a number) expressed for convenience or as an estimate in fewer significant numerals or with a fraction removed (spent {pound}297.32, or in round figures {pound}300).
6 a (of a style) flowing. b (of a voice) not harsh.
7 Phonet. (of a vowel) pronounced with rounded lips.
1 a round object or form.
2 a a revolving motion, a circular or recurring course (the earth in its yearly round). b a regular recurring series of activities or functions (one's daily round; a continuous round of pleasure). c a recurring succession or series of meetings for discussion etc. (a new round of talks on disarmament).
3 a a fixed route on which things are regularly delivered (milk round). b a route or sequence by which people or things are regularly supervised or inspected (a watchman's round; a doctor's rounds).
4 an allowance of something distributed or measured out, esp.: a a single provision of drinks etc. to each member of a group. b ammunition to fire one shot; the act of firing this.
5 a a slice across a loaf of bread. b a sandwich made from whole slices of bread. c a thick disc of beef cut from the haunch as a joint.
6 each of a set or series, a sequence of actions by each member of a group in turn, esp. a one spell of play in a game etc. b one stage in a competition.
7 Golf the playing of all the holes in a course once.
8 Archery a fixed number of arrows shot from a fixed distance.
9 (the round) a form of sculpture in which the figure stands clear of any ground (cf. RELIEF 6a).
10 Mus. a canon for three or more unaccompanied voices singing at the same pitch or in octaves.
11 (in pl.) Mil. a a watch that goes round inspecting sentries. b a circuit made by this.
12 a rung of a ladder.
13 (foll. by of) the circumference, bounds, or extent of (in all the round of Nature).
1 with circular motion (wheels go round).
2 with return to the starting-point or an earlier state (summer soon comes round).
3 a with rotation, or change to an opposite position (he turned round to look). b with change to an opposite opinion etc. (they were angry but I soon won them round).
4 to, at, or affecting all or many points of a circumference or an area or the members of a company etc. (tea was then handed round; may I look round?).
5 in every direction from a centre or within a radius (spread destruction round; everyone for a mile round).
6 by a circuitous way (will you jump over or go round?; go a long way round).
7 a to a person's house etc. (ask him round; will be round soon). b to a more prominent or convenient position (brought the car round).
8 measuring a (specified distance) in girth.
1 so as to encircle or enclose (tour round the world; has a blanket round him).
2 at or to points on the circumference of (sat round the table).
3 with successive visits to (hawks them round the caf{eacute}s).
4 in various directions from or with regard to (towns round Birmingham; shells bursting round them).
5 having as an axis of revolution or as a central point (turns round its centre of gravity; write a book round an event).
6 a so as to double or pass in a curved course (go round the corner). b having passed in this way (be round the corner). c in the position that would result from this (find them round the corner).
7 so as to come close from various sides but not into contact.
1 a tr. give a round shape to. b intr. assume a round shape.
2 tr. double or pass round (a corner, cape, etc.).
3 tr. express (a number) in a less exact but more convenient form (also foll. by down when the number is decreased and up when it is increased).
4 tr. pronounce (a vowel) with rounded lips.

go the round (or rounds) (of news etc.) be passed on from person to person. in the round
1 with all features shown; all things considered.
2 Theatr. with the audience round at least three sides of the stage.
3 (of sculpture) with all sides shown; not in relief. make the round of go round. make (or go) one's rounds take a customary route for inspection etc. round about 1 in a ring (about); all round; on all sides (of).
2 with a change to an opposite position.
3 approximately (cost round about {pound}50). round and round several times round. round-arm Cricket (of bowling) with the arm swung horizontally. round the bend see BEND(1). round brackets brackets of the form ().
round dance
1 a dance in which couples move in circles round the ballroom.
2 a dance in which the dancers form one large circle. round down see sense 3 of v.
round off (or out)
1 bring to a complete or symmetrical or well-ordered state.
2 smooth out; blunt the corners or angles of. round on a person make a sudden verbal attack on or unexpected retort to a person. round out = round off 1. round peg in a square hole = square peg in a round hole (see PEG).
round robin
1 a petition esp. with signatures written in a circle to conceal the order of writing.
2 US a tournament in which each competitor plays in turn against every other. round-shouldered with shoulders bent forward so that the back is rounded.
Round Table (in allusion to that at which King Arthur and his knights sat so that none should have precedence)
1 an international charitable association which holds discussions, debates, etc., and undertakes community service.
2 (round table) an assembly for discussion, esp. at a conference (often attrib.: round-table talks). round trip a trip to one or more places and back again (esp. by a circular route). round the twist see TWIST. round up collect or bring together, esp. by going round (see also sense 3 of v.).
round-up n.
1 a systematic rounding up of people or things.
2 a summary; a r{eacute}sum{eacute} of facts or events.
roundish adj. roundness n.
ME f. OF ro(u)nd- stem of ro(o)nt, reont f. L rotundus ROTUND



Attic, Charybdis, Chateaubriand, Ciceronian, Indian file, O, O-shaped, SRO, about, absolute, ace, admitting no exception, again, air lane, all but, all over, all-out, almost, ambagious, ambit, amount, annular, annular muscle, annulate, annulose, annulus, anticlockwise, approximate, approximately, arc, arch, arched, area, arena, areola, around, array, arsis, articulation, artless, as good as, aside, assemble, aureole, back, backhanded, backward, bailiwick, ball, bank, bead, beat, beaten path, begird, bellied, bellylike, bend, bend back, beside, best bower, blade roast, bluff, blunt, border, borderland, bout, bow, bower, breast, brimful, brimming, brisket, broad, brusque, bulging, bullet, bureaucracy, bureaucratism, burst, bursting, buzz, by, caliber, candid, canon, capacity, cards, cartridge, catch, categorical, catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, chance, chaplet, charge, chaste, chinoiserie, chock-full, chuck, chuck roast, chuck-full, circinate, circle, circuit, circuiteer, circuitous, circuitously, circular, circulate, circulation, circumambulate, circumference, circummigrate, circumnavigate, circumrotate, circumvent, circumvolute, circumvolution, circus, classic, clear, clockwise, clod, close, close about, close the circle, closed circle, clubs, cold cuts, collect, come about, come full circle, compass, complete, concatenation, conclusive, cone, congested, connection, consecution, continuum, convex, corner, corona, coronary, coronet, counterclockwise, course, cram-full, crammed, crank, crook, crown, crownlike, curl, curvation, curve, curved, curvilinear, cut, cycle, cyclic, cycloid, daily grind, decided, decisive, deck, decurve, definite, definitive, deflect, degree, demesne, department, descent, describe a circle, determinate, deuce, deviating, deviative, devious, diadem, diamonds, diastole, digressive, direct, disc, discipline, discoid, discursive, discus, disk, disklike, dizzy round, domain, dome, dominion, doorstep, double a point, downbeat, downright, draft, dram, drench, drink, drone, drop, dummy, easy, eddy, elegant, embow, encircle, encircling, enclosing, encompass, end, endless belt, endless round, ensphere, entire, eternal return, exact, excursive, explicit, express, extent, face cards, fairy ring, farci, fetch about, field, file, filet mignon, filiation, fill out, filled, final, finish, finished, fixed, flank, flat, flat-out, flex, flight path, flush, footrest, footstep, forthright, frank, frankhearted, free, free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, fugato, fugue, full, full circle, full house, full to bursting, gamut, gargle, garland, gather, genuine, gird, girdle, girdle the globe, global, globate, globe, globe-shaped, globelike, globular, glory, go, go about, go around, go round, go the round, graceful, gracile, gradation, grade, grind, groove, gurge, guzzle, gyrate, gyration, gyre, halo, hand, head over heels, heart-to-heart, hearts, heat, heel, heels over head, height, helical, hem, hemisphere, herd, honest, hook, hoop, hum, hump, hunch, implicit, in a circle, in a spin, in a whirl, in circles, in reverse, in the neighborhood, in the vicinity, inappealable, incurvate, incurve, indirect, indisputable, inflect, ingenuous, inning, innings, interval, itinerary, jack, jam-packed, jigger, jog trot, joker, jolt, judicial circuit, jurisdiction, just about, king, knave, knuckle, lap, lasso, leap, left bower, level, libation, limpid, line, lineage, logical circle, loin, loop, looplet, lucid, maelstrom, magic circle, make a circuit, march, mark, marshal, meandering, measure, mellifluous, mellow, monotone, most, muster, natural, near, nearby, neat, nexus, nigh, nip, noose, notch, nuance, oblique, on all sides, open, openhearted, opportunity, orb, orbicular, orbit, orbital, orbiting, orotund, out-and-out, out-of-the-way, outburst, outright, outspoken, over, overfull, overstuffed, pack, packed, packed like sardines, pair, pale, pas, path, peg, pellucid, pendulum, peremptory, perfect, period, periodicity, perspicuous, picture cards, pirouette, pitch, pivot, pivot about, place, plain, plain-spoken, plane, plate, plate piece, plateau, playing cards, plenary, plenum, point, polished, positive, pot roast, potation, potion, powder train, practically, precinct, precise, primrose path, progression, proportion, province, pull, pulse, pure, put about, queen, queue, rack, radius, range, rank, rat race, ratio, reach, ready to burst, realm, recurrence, recurve, red tape, red-tapeism, reel, refine, refined, reflect, reflex, relief, remove, replete, rest, restrained, reticulation, retroflex, return, reverberant, reverberating, revolution, revolve, rib roast, ribs, rich, ring, ring-shaped, ringlike, riser, road, roast, rolled roast, rondeau, rondelet, rondelle, rondino, rondo, rondoletto, rondure, rotary, rotate, rotation, rotund, rough, round a bend, round a corner, round a point, round about, round and round, round of drinks, round out, round trip, round up, roundabout, rounded, rounded out, roundel, roundelay, rounds, route, routine, row, royal flush, rubber, ruff, rump, rump roast, run, rundle, rung, rut, saddle, sag, satiated, saturated, saucer, say, scale, scope, screw, sea lane, sequence, series, shade, shadow, shank, shell, short ribs, shortcut, shot, shoulder, shoulder clod, simple, sincere, single file, singleton, sip, sirloin, skirt, sleek, slick, smooth, snifter, snort, soaked, sonorous, space, spades, spate, spectrum, spell, sphere, spherical, spheroid, spheroidal, sphincter, spin, spiral, spoke, spot, squirrel cage, stage, stair, standard, standing room only, stave, step, step stool, stepping-stone, stint, straight, straight-out, straightforward, string, stuffed, subdiscipline, succession, suck, sup, surfeited, surge, surround, swag, swath, sweep, swig, swill, swing, swing round, swirl, swivel, swollen, systole, tasteful, tenderloin, terse, thesis, thread, through, throughout, tier, time, time at bat, topful, total, tour, track, trade route, train, traject, trajectory, trajet, transparent, tread, treadmill, trey, trick, trim, troll, trump, truthful, turn, turn a corner, turn a pirouette, turn about, turn around, turn round, turn tail, twirl, twist, unaffected, unchecked, uncircumscribed, unconditional, unconditioned, unconstrained, undoubting, unembellished, unequivocal, unguarded, unhampered, unhesitating, unlabored, unlimited, unmistakable, unmitigated, unqualified, unquestioning, unreserved, unrestrained, unrestricted, unvarnished, unwaivable, upbeat, utter, vault, veer, veer around, vibrant, vicious circle, volley, vortex, walk, wamble, well-nigh, well-worn groove, wet, whack, wheel, wheel about, whirl, whirlpool, whirlwind, whole, widdershins, wind, windrow, without exception, without reserve, wrangle, wreath




N business, occupation, employment, pursuit, what one is doing, what one is about, affair, concern, matter, case, matter in hand, irons in the fire, thing to do, agendum, task, work, job, chore, errand, commission, mission, charge, care, duty, part, role, cue, province, function, lookout, department, capacity, sphere, orb, field, line, walk, walk of life, beat, round, routine, race, career, office, place, post, chargeship, incumbency, living, situation, berth, employ, service, engagement, undertaking, vocation, calling, profession, cloth, faculty, industry, art, industrial arts, craft, mystery, handicraft, trade, exercise, work, avocation, press of business, businesslike, workaday, professional, official, functional, busy, on hand, in hand, in one's hands, afoot, on foot, on the anvil, going on, acting, in the course of business, all in one's day's work, professionally Adj, a business with an income at its heels, amoto quaeramus seria ludo, par negotiis neque supra.


N continuity, consecution, consecutiveness, succession, round, suite, progression, series, train chain, catenation, concatenation, scale, gradation, course, ceaselessness, constant flow, unbroken extent, procession, column, retinue, cortege, cavalcade, rank and file, line of battle, array, pedigree, genealogy, lineage, race, ancestry, descent, family, house, line, line of ancestors, strain, rank, file, line, row, range, tier, string, thread, team, suit, colonnade, continuous, continued, consecutive, progressive, gradual, serial, successive, immediate, unbroken, entire, linear, in a line, in a row, uninterrupted, unintermitting, unremitting, unrelenting (perseverence), perennial, evergreen, constant, continuously, seriatim, in a line, in succession, in turn, running, gradually, step by step, gradatim, at a stretch, in file, in column, in single file, in Indian file.


N contention, strife, contest, contestation, struggle, belligerency, opposition, controversy, polemics, debate, war of words, logomachy, litigation, paper war, high words, sparring, competition, rivalry, corrivalry, corrivalship, agonism, concours, match, race, horse racing, heat, steeple chase, handicap, regatta, field day, sham fight, Derby day, turf, sporting, bullfight, tauromachy, gymkhana, boat race, torpids, wrestling, greco-roman wrestling, pugilism, boxing, fisticuffs, the manly art of self-defense, spar, mill, set-to, round, bout, event, prize fighting, quarterstaff, single stick, gladiatorship, gymnastics, jiujitsu, jujutsu, kooshti, sumo, athletics, athletic sports, games of skill, shindy, fracas, clash of arms, tussle, scuffle, broil, fray, affray, affrayment, velitation, colluctation, luctation, brabble, brigue, scramble, melee, scrimmage, stramash, bushfighting, free fight, stand up fight, hand to hand, running fight, conflict, skirmish, rencounter, encounter, rencontre, collision, affair, brush, fight, battle, battle royal, combat, action, engagement, joust, tournament, tilt, tilting, tournay, list, pitched battle, death struggle, struggle for life or death, life or death struggle, Armageddon, hard knocks, sharp contest, tug of war, naval engagement, naumachia, sea fight, duel, duello, single combat, monomachy, satisfaction, passage d'armes, passage of arms, affair of honor, triangular duel, hostile meeting, digladiation, deeds of arms, feats of arms, appeal to arms, pugnacity, combativeness, bone of contention, contending, together by the ears, at loggerheads, at war, at issue, competitive, rival, belligerent, contentious, combative, bellicose, unpeaceful, warlike, quarrelsome, pugnacious, pugilistic, gladiatorial, palestric, palestrical, a verbis ad verbera, a word and a blow, a very pretty quarrel as it stands, commune periculum concordiam parit, lis litem generat.


N regularity of recurrence, periodicity, intermittence, beat, oscillation, pulse, pulsation, rhythm, alternation, alternateness, alternativeness, alternity, bout, round, revolution, rotation, turn, say, anniversary, jubilee, centenary, catamenia, courses, menses, menstrual flux, rota, cycle, period, stated time, routine, days of the week, Sunday, Monday, months of the year, January, feast, fast, Christmas, Easter, New Year's day, Allhallows, Allhallowmas, All Saints' Day, All Souls', All Souls' Day, Ash Wednesday, bicentennial, birthday, bissextile, Candlemas, Dewali, groundhog day, Halloween, Hallowmas, Lady day, leap year, Midsummer day, Muharram, woodchuck day, St. Swithin's day, natal day, yearbook, yuletide, punctuality, regularity, steadiness, periodic, periodical, serial, recurrent, cyclical, rhythmical, recurring, intermittent, remittent, alternate, every other, hourly, diurnal, daily, quotidian, tertian, weekly, hebdomadal, hebdomadary, biweekly, fortnightly, bimonthly, catamenial, monthly, menstrual, yearly, annual, biennial, triennial, centennial, secular, paschal, lenten, regular, steady, punctual, regular as clockwork, periodically, at regular intervals, at stated times, at fixed established, at established periods, punctually, de die in diem, from day to day, day by day, by turns, in turn, in rotation, alternately, every other day, off and on, ride and tie, round and round.


N support, ground, foundation, base, basis, terra firma, bearing, fulcrum, bait, caudex crib, point d'appui, pou sto, purchase footing, hold, locus standi, landing place, landing stage, stage, platform, block, rest, resting place, groundwork, substratum, riprap, sustentation, subvention, floor, supporter, aid, prop, stand, anvil, fulciment, cue rest, jigger, monkey, stay, shore, skid, rib, truss, bandage, sleeper, stirrup, stilts, shoe, sole, heel, splint, lap, bar, rod, boom, sprit, outrigger, ratlings, staff, stick, crutch, alpenstock, baton, staddle, bourdon, cowlstaff, lathi, mahlstick, post, pillar, shaft, thill, column, pilaster, pediment, pedicle, pedestal, plinth, shank, leg, socle, zocle, buttress, jamb, mullion, abutment, baluster, banister, stanchion, balustrade, headstone, upright, door post, jamb, door jamb, frame, framework, scaffold, skeleton, beam, rafter, girder, lintel, joist, travis, trave, corner stone, summer, transom, rung, round, step, sill, angle rafter, hip rafter, cantilever, modillion, crown post, king post, vertebra, columella, backbone, keystone, axle, axletree, axis, arch, mainstay, trunnion, pivot, rowlock, peg, tiebeam, thole pin, board, ledge, shelf, hob, bracket, trevet, trivet, arbor, rack, mantel, mantle piece, mantleshelf, slab, console, counter, dresser, flange, corbel, table, trestle, shoulder, perch, horse, easel, desk, clotheshorse, hatrack, retable, teapoy, seat, throne, dais, divan, musnud, chair, bench, form, stool, sofa, settee, stall, arm chair, easy chair, elbow chair, rocking chair, couch, fauteuil, woolsack, ottoman, settle, squab, bench, aparejo, faldstool, horn, long chair, long sleeve chair, morris chair, lamba chauki, lamba kursi, saddle, pannel, pillion, side saddle, pack saddle, pommel, bed, berth, pallet, tester, crib, cot, hammock, shakedown, trucklebed, cradle, litter, stretcher, bedstead, four poster, French bed, bunk, kip, palang, bedding, bichhona, mattress, paillasse, pillow, bolster, mat, rug, cushion, footstool, hassock, tabouret, tripod, monopod, Atlas, Persides, Atlantes, Caryatides, Hercules, supporting, supported, fundamental, dorsigerous, astride on, straddle.


VB be curved curve, sweep, sway, swag, sag, deviate, curl, turn, reenter, render curved, flex, bend, curve, incurvate, inflect, deflect, scatter, refract (light), crook, turn, round, arch, arcuate, arch over, concamerate, bow, curl, recurve, frizzle, rotundity, convexity.


VB make round, round, go round, encircle, describe a circle.

N circularity, roundness, rotundity, circle, circlet, ring, areola, hoop, roundlet, annulus, annulet, bracelet, armlet, ringlet, eye, loop, wheel, cycle, orb, orbit, rundle, zone, belt, cordon, band, contrate wheel, crown wheel, hub, nave, sash, girdle, cestus, cincture, baldric, fillet, fascia, wreath, garland, crown, corona, coronet, chaplet, snood, necklace, collar, noose, lasso, lassoo, ellipse, oval, ovule, ellipsoid, cycloid, epicycloid, epicycle, semicircle, quadrant, sextant, sector, sphere, round, rounded, circular, annular, orbicular, oval, ovate, elliptic, elliptical, egg-shaped, pear-shaped, cycloidal, spherical, I watched the little circles die.


VB render spherical, form into a sphere, sphere, roll into a ball, give rotundity, round.

N rotundity, roundness, cylindricity, sphericity, spheroidity, globosity, cylinder, cylindroid, cylindrical, barrel, drum, roll, roller, rouleau, column, rolling-pin, rundle, cone, conoid, pear shape, egg shape, bell shape, sphere, globe, ball, boulder, bowlder, spheroid, ellipsoid, oblong spheroid, oblate spheroid, prolate spheroid, drop, spherule, globule, vesicle, bulb, bullet, pellet, pelote, clew, pill, marble, pea, knob, pommel, horn, knot (convolution), curved surface, hypersphere, hyperdimensional surface, rotund, round, cylindric, cylindrical, cylindroid, columnar, lumbriciform, conic, conical, spherical, spheroidal, globular, globated, globous, globose, egg shaped, bell shaped, pear shaped, ovoid, oviform, gibbous, rixiform, campaniform, campanulate, campaniliform, fungiform, bead-like, moniliform, pyriform, bulbous, tres atque rotundus, round as an orange, round as an apple, round as a ball, round as a billiard ball, round as a cannon ball.


N music, concert, strain, tune, air, melody, aria, arietta, piece of music, work, number, opus, sonata, rondo, rondeau, pastorale, cavatina, roulade, fantasia, concerto, overture, symphony, variations, cadenza, cadence, fugue, canon, quodlibet, serenade, notturno, dithyramb, opera, operetta, oratorio, composition, movement, stave, passamezzo, toccata, Vorspiel, instrumental music, full score, minstrelsy, tweedledum and tweedledee, band, orchestra, concerted piece, potpourri, capriccio, vocal music, vocalism, chaunt, chant, psalm, psalmody, hymn, song, canticle, canzonet, cantata, bravura, lay, ballad, ditty, carol, pastoral, recitative, recitativo, solfeggio, Lydian measures, slow music, slow movement, adagio, minuet, siren strains, soft music, lullaby, dump, dirge, pibroch, martial music, march, dance music, waltz, solo, duet, duo, trio, quartet, quartett, septett, part song, descant, glee, madrigal, catch, round, chorus, chorale, antiphon, antiphony, accompaniment, second, bass, score, bourdon, drone, morceau, terzetto, composer, musician, musical, instrumental, vocal, choral, lyric, operatic, harmonious, Wagnerian, adagio, largo, larghetto, andante, andantino, alla capella, maestoso, moderato, allegro, allegretto, spiritoso, vivace, veloce, presto, prestissimo, con brio, capriccioso, scherzo, scherzando, legato, staccato, crescendo, diminuendo, rallentando, affettuoso, obbligato, pizzicato, desto, in notes by distance made more sweet, like the faint exquisite music of a dream, music arose with its voluptuous swell, music is the universal language of mankind, music's golden tongue, the speech of angels, will sing the savageness out of a bear, music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.


N affirmance, affirmation, statement, allegation, assertion, predication, declaration, word, averment, confirmation, asseveration, adjuration, swearing, oath, affidavit, deposition, avouchment, assurance, protest, protestation, profession, acknowledgment, legal pledge, pronouncement, solemn averment, solemn avowal, solemn declaration, remark, observation, position, saying, dictum, sentence, ipse dixit, emphasis, weight, dogmatism, dogmatics, asserting, declaratory, predicatory, pronunciative, affirmative, soi-disant, positive, certain, express, explicit, absolute, emphatic, flat, broad, round, pointed, marked, distinct, decided, confident, trenchant, dogmatic, definitive, formal, solemn, categorical, peremptory, unretracted, predicable, affirmatively, in the affirmative, with emphasis, ex-cathedra, without fear of contradiction, as God is my witness, I must say, indeed, i' faith, let me tell you, why, give me leave to say, marry, you may be sure, I'd have you to know, upon my word, upon my honor, by my troth, egad, I assure you, by jingo, by Jove, by George, troth, seriously, sadly, in sadness, in sober sadness, in truth, in earnest, of a truth, truly, perdy, in all conscience, upon oath, be assured, yes, I'll warrant, I'll warrant you, I'll engage, I'll answer for it, I'll be bound, I'll venture to say, I'll take my oath, in fact, forsooth, joking apart, so help me God, not to mince the matter, quoth he, dixi.

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