Origin of rotund
Examples from the Web for rotund
If Mike Huckabee runs for president in 2016, he could deliver the Republican nomination to a telegenic, rotund governor.
The rotund rapper pled guilty to not paying taxes from 2007 to 2008.Bryan Cranston As Lex Luthor, Madonna Tops Highest Paid Celebs List|Culture Team|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bilbo (like most Hobbits) is supposed to be rotund, and Bilbo is said to be more than 50 years old.‘The Hobbit’: 19 Changes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Novel to Peter Jackson’s Movie|Anna Klassen|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Perched next to the officers was a rotund thirty-nine-year-old writer with thick wire-rim glasses named Abbott Joseph Liebling.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day|Timothy M. Gay|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Washington insider and defiant iconoclast, a rotund blast from the Clinton-era past running as the candidate of radical change.Why the Tea Party Loves Gingrich Despite Suspicions About His Record|John Avlon|December 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Madame Sendel's rotund checks had collapsed, she looked cross and jaundiced, and more snuffy than ever.
Prosperous old gentlemen pacing home, rotund in their buttoned-up coats, had clear drops at the end of their noses.The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown
The captain's form was dimly discernible against the canvas dodger, extraordinarily huge and rotund.Command|William McFee
The species which are not so rotund as the others, as D. Perdix, Auct.A Conchological Manual|George Brettingham Sowerby
You look in vain among the aviators for a huge, rotund figure.Analyzing Character|Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
British Dictionary definitions for rotund
Word Origin for rotund
Word Origin and History for rotund
1705, from Latin rotundus "rolling, round, circular, spherical, like a wheel," from rota "wheel" (see rotary). Earlier was rotound (1610s); rotounde (early 15c.). Meaning "full-toned style of oratory" (1830) is after Horace's ore rotundo in "Poetics."