Related formsround·ed·ly, adverbround·ed·ness, noun
Definition for rounded (2 of 3)
adjective, round·er, round·est.
- Also round of beef. the portion of the thigh of beef below the rump and above the leg.
- Informal. round steak.
- a short, rhythmical canon at the unison, in which the several voices enter at equally spaced intervals of time.
- rounds, the order followed in ringing a peal of bells in diatonic sequence from the highest to the lowest.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to complete or perfect; finish.
- to express as a round number, usually to the nearest multiple of 10.
- to complete or perfect: The new coin rounded out his collection.
- to fill out; become rounder: She rounded out so nicely that everyone soon forgot she had been so ill.
- to drive or bring (cattle, sheep, etc.) together.
- to assemble; gather: to round up all the suspects in an investigation.
Origin of round1
SYNONYMS FOR round
Related formsround·ness, noun
Definition for rounded (3 of 3)
verb (used with or without object) Archaic.
Origin of round2
Examples from the Web for rounded
Only a rounded bar and three rotting bathtubs remain in the decrepit club.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She rounded out the weekend by appearing the morning after the ceremony in a Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 couture creation.
But the accounts give a rounded flavor of what people encounter.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then Cruz rounded up some of the far-right members of the House GOP caucus and plotted a revolt.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, we rounded up the strangest, most surprising facts about The Lion King.‘The Lion King’ Turns 20: Every Crazy, Weird Fact About the Disney Classic|Kevin Fallon|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This symbol was first rounded into and then changed first to , and ultimately to .
Like a young priestess she stood, motionless save for the sudden quiver of a limb, a quick pulse-flutter in the rounded throat.The Mystery of Choice|Robert William Chambers
We rounded the terrible headland, and were floating at ease that evening on the glassy surface of Loch Erribol.Memoirs of Life and Literature|W. H. Mallock
A rounded human development provides for the fullest and freest exercise of all the powers of being.Colleges in America|John Marshall Barker
Before the heavy snows these bunches were rounded up and driven to the ranch to winter there.The Land of Strong Men|Arthur M. Chisholm
British Dictionary definitions for rounded (1 of 2)
Derived Formsroundedly, adverbroundedness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for rounded (2 of 2)
- forming or expressed by an integer or whole number, with no fraction
- expressed to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousandin round figures
- in full detail
- theatre with the audience all round the stage
- to go from place to place, as in making deliveries or social calls
- (of information, rumour, etc) to be passed around, so as to be generally known
- to pronounce (a speech sound) with rounded lips
- to purse (the lips)
Derived Formsroundness, noun
Word Origin for round
Culture definitions for rounded
Idioms and Phrases with rounded
In addition to the idioms beginning with round
- round and round
- round figures
- round off
- round on
- round out
- round peg in a square hole
- round robin
- round the bend
- round trip
- round up
- all year round
- bring around (round)
- come around (round)
- get around (round)
- in round numbers
- in the round
- make the rounds
- other way round
- pull round
- rally around
Also see underaround.