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Idioms for round

    in the round,
    1. (of a theater) having a stage completely surrounded by seats for the audience.
    2. in the style of theater-in-the-round: The play should be done in the round.
    3. in complete detail; from all aspects: a character as seen in the round.
    4. (of sculpture) not attached to a supporting background; freestanding.
    make the rounds,
    1. to go from one place to another, as in making deliveries, paying social visits, or seeking employment.
    2. Also go the rounds . to be reported or told; circulate: another rumor making the rounds.

Origin of round

1
1250–1300; (adj.) Middle English rond, round<Old French, stem of ront, earlier reont<Latin rotundus round, circular (see rotund); (noun) Middle English, partly derivative of the adj., partly <Old French rond, ronde (derivative of ront); (v.) Middle English, derivative of the adj.; (adv. and preposition) Middle English, apparently aphetic variant of around

OTHER WORDS FROM round

roundness, noun

Definition for round (2 of 2)

round2
[ round ]
/ raʊnd /

verb (used with or without object) Archaic.

to whisper.

Origin of round

2
before 1000; Middle English rounen,Old English rūnian, derivative of rūn a secret, rune1
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British Dictionary definitions for round

Derived forms of round

roundness, noun

Word Origin for round

C13: from Old French ront, from Latin rotundus round, from rota a wheel

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Cultural definitions for round

round

A song that can be begun at different times by different singers, but with harmonious singing (see harmony) as the result. “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” is a round.

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Idioms and Phrases with round

round

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