rounder

[ roun-der ]
/ ˈraʊn dər /
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noun

a person or thing that rounds something.
a person who makes a round.
a habitual drunkard or wastrel.
(initial capital letter) British. a Methodist minister who travels a circuit among congregations.
rounders, (used with a singular verb) a game somewhat resembling baseball, played in England.
Informal. a boxing match of a specified number of rounds: used in combination: a 15-rounder.

Origin of rounder

First recorded in 1615–25; round1 + -er1

Definition for rounder (2 of 2)

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
SYNONYMS FOR round
ANTONYMS FOR round
Related formsround·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rounder (1 of 2)

rounder

/ (ˈraʊndə) /

noun

a run round all four bases after one hit in rounders
a tool or machine for rounding edges or surfaces

British Dictionary definitions for rounder (2 of 2)

Derived Formsroundness, noun

Word Origin for round

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

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See around
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Culture definitions for rounder

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 rounder

round


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

also see:

  • 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.

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