Synonym for round
▶ round, preposition
2 throughoutDictionary • He has earned respect all round the world. throughoutall overeverywhere inhere and there in
3 to deal with • thinking about ways round a problem to deal with
▶ round, noun
1 seriesDictionary • This is the latest round of job cuts. series • a series of explosionssession • Ten players have failed drug tests following a training session.cycle • the necessary cycle of birth, growth, decay and deathsequence • the sequence of events that led to the murdersuccession • He took a succession of jobs which have stood him in good stead.bout • The latest bout of violence has claimed ten lives.
2 stageDictionary • in the third round of the cup stage • the final stage of the tourturn • Let each child have a turn at fishing.level • in order according to their level of difficultyperiod • the Victorian perioddivision • The current division of labor between workers and management will alter.session • an emergency session of parliamentlap • the last lap of the race
3 sphereDictionary • small fresh rounds of goat's cheese sphere • The cactus will form a large sphere crested with golden thorns.ball • a golf ballband • Almost all hospitals use a wrist-band of some kind with your name and details on it.ring • a ring of blue smokecircle • The flag was red with a large white circle.disc • a revolving disc with replaceable bladesglobe • delicacies from every corner of the globeorb • The moon's orb shone high in the sky.
4 courseDictionary • The consultant did his morning round. course • Treatment is supplemented with a course of antibiotics to kill the bacterium.turn • The scandal took a new turn today.tour • the first official cricket tour of South Africa for 22 yearscircuit • I get asked this question a lot when I'm on the lecture circuit.beat • I was a relatively new PC on the beat, stationed in Hendon.seriesschedule • It will be completed several weeks behind schedule.routine • Family holidays are meant to be a break from routine.compassambit • Her case falls within the ambit of moral law.
5 bulletDictionary • live rounds of ammunition bullet • There are three bullet holes in the windscreen.shot • These guns are lighter and take more shot for their size.shell • the whistling screech of an enemy shelldischarge • Where firearms are kept at home, the risk of accidental discharge is high.cartridge • Gun and cartridge manufacturers will lose money if the game laws are amended.
▶ round, adjective
1 sphericalDictionary • the round church known as The New Temple spherical • purple and gold spherical earringsrounded • ...a well-rounded, well-educated and highly intelligent man.bowed • He walked aimlessly along street after street, head down and shoulders bowed.curved • the curved lines of the chairscircular • The car turned into a spacious, circular courtyard.cylindrical • ...a cylindrical aluminium container.bulbous • ...his bulbous purple nose.rotund • rotund towers, moats and drawbridgesglobular • The globular seed capsule contains numerous small seeds.curvilinear • curvilinear motionball-shapedring-shapeddisc-shapedannulardiscoidorbicular
2 completeDictionary • a round dozen complete • Scientists have found the oldest complete skeleton of an ape-like man.full • Repeat the layers until the terrine is full.whole • I have now read the whole book.entire • The entire family was killed in the crash.solid • The taps appeared to be made of solid gold.unbroken • Against all odds her glasses remained unbroken after the explosion.undivided • Adults rarely give the television their undivided attention.
3 plumpDictionary • She was a small, round person in her early sixties. plump • Maria was small and plump with a mass of curly hair.full • large sizes for ladies with a fuller figurerounded • full of rounded, believable and interesting charactersamplefleshy • He was well-built, but too fleshy.roly-poly • a short roly-poly manrotund • A rotund gentleman appeared.full-fleshed
4 considerableDictionary • She had a nice, round figure. considerable • We have already spent a considerable amount of money on repairs.large • The gang finally left with a large amount of cash and jewellery.liberal • She made liberal use of her older sister's make-up and clothes.substantial • That is a very substantial improvement in the current situation.generous • a room with a generous amount of storage spaceample • a young mother with a baby resting against her ample bosombountiful • Their bountiful host was bringing brandy, whisky and liqueurs.bounteous • the bounteous goodness of God
5 candidDictionary candid • a candid account of her life as a drug addictdirect • He avoided giving a direct answer.frank • They had a frank discussion about the issue.plain • his reputation for plain speakingstraightforward • I was impressed by his straightforward intelligent manner.blunt • She is blunt about her personal life.outspoken • He was an outspoken critic of apartheid.downright • a simple, downright chap with no rhetorical airs about himunmodified
6 sonorousDictionary sonorous • 'Doctor McKee?' the man called in an even, sonorous voice.full • She has a full voice; mine is a bit lighter.rich • He spoke in that deep rich voice which made them all swoon.resonant • He responded with a resonant laugh.rotund • the wonderfully rotund tones of the presentermellifluous • I grew up around people who had wonderful, mellifluous voices.orotund
▶ round, verb
go roundDictionary • The boats rounded the Cape. go roundcircle • This is the ring road that circles the city.skirt • She skirted around the edge of the room to the door.flank • The altar was flanked by two Christmas trees.bypass • Money for new roads to bypass cities.encircle • A forty-foot-high concrete wall encircles the jail.turn • The taxi turned the corner of the lane and stopped.circumnavigate • For this year at least, our race to circumnavigate the globe in less than 80 days is over.
PHRASE:▷ round about
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ round on someone▷ round something off▷ round something or someone up
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ampleIf you describe someone's figure as ample, you mean that they are large in a pleasant or attractive way.
• a young mother with a baby resting against her ample bosom
ballA ball is a round object that is used in games such as tennis, baseball, football, basketball, and cricket.
• a golf ball • He screwed the letter up into a ball.
• I was a relatively new PC on the beat, stationed in Hendon.
Thesaurus for round from the Collins English Thesaurus
having a flat circular shape, as a disc or hoop
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