Synonyms of 'round'
surrounding or encirclingThey were sitting round the kitchen table.
on all or most sides ofHe has earned respect all round the world.
here and there in
thinking about ways round a problem
to deal with
a seriesThis is the latest round of job cuts.
a series of explosions
Ten players have failed drug tests following a training session.
the necessary cycle of birth, growth, decay and death
the sequence of events that led to the murder
He took a succession of jobs which have stood him in good stead.
The latest bout of violence has claimed ten lives.
a stage of a competitionin the third round of the cup
a round shape or objectsmall fresh rounds of goat's cheese
The cactus will form a large sphere crested with golden thorns.
a golf ball
He screwed the letter up into a ball.
a ring of blue smoke
The flag was red with a large white circle.
The monument consists of a circle of gigantic stones.
a revolving disc with replaceable blades
delicacies from every corner of the globe
The moon's orb shone high in the sky.
a series of callsThe consultant did his morning round.
a bullet or shell for a gunlive rounds of ammunition
There are three bullet holes in the windscreen.
These guns are lighter and take more shot for their size.
the whistling screech of an enemy shell
Where firearms are kept at home, the risk of accidental discharge is high.
Gun and cartridge manufacturers will lose money if the game laws are amended.
curvedthe round church known as The New Temple
spherical, , ,
purple and gold spherical earrings
the curved lines of the chairs
circular, , ,
The car turned into a spacious, circular courtyard.
rotund towers, moats and drawbridges
The globular seed capsule contains numerous small seeds.
disc-shaped, , ,
completea round dozen
Scientists have found the oldest complete skeleton of an ape-like man.
Repeat the layers until the terrine is full.
I have now read the whole book.
Treatment is more effective if the entire family is involved.
The taps appeared to be made of solid gold.
Against all odds her glasses remained unbroken after the explosion.
Adults rarely give the television their undivided attention.
She was a small, round person in her early sixties.
We pay our employees a round sum each month for expenses.
We have already spent a considerable amount of money on repairs.
The gang finally left with a large amount of cash and jewellery.
Make liberal use of spices in the recipe.
That is a very substantial improvement in the current situation.
a room with a generous amount of storage space
He was asleep with his arms crossed on his ample stomach.
Their bountiful host was serving a variety of wonderful dishes.
a candid account of her life in the limelight
She avoided giving a direct answer.
They had a frank discussion about the issue.
his reputation for plain speaking
I was impressed by his straightforward intelligent manner.
She is blunt about her personal life.
He was an outspoken critic of apartheid.
a simple, downright chap with no rhetorical airs about him
`Doctor McKee?' the man called in an even, sonorous voice.
She has a full voice; mine is a bit lighter.
He spoke in that deep rich voice which made them all swoon.
He responded with a resonant laugh.
the wonderfully rotund tones of the presenter
to move roundThe boats rounded the Cape.
This is the ring road that circles the city.
She skirted around the edge of the room to the door.
The altar was flanked by two Christmas trees.
Money for new roads to bypass cities.
A forty-foot-high concrete wall encircles the jail.
The taxi turned the corner of the lane and stopped.
See round about
See round on someone
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in the sense of ample
largeHe was asleep with his arms crossed on his ample stomach.
in the sense of ball
a spherical or nearly spherical massa golf ballHe screwed the letter up into a ball.
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