Definition for rounder (2 of 2)
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
Examples from the Web for rounder
Some are biological—larger eyes and rounder faces are more feminine, for instance, while a prominent chin is more masculine.Study: Voters Want Their Female Politicos to Look Like Ladies|Brandy Zadrozny|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Sonny looked up at last, his own eyes grew, his whole face seemed to grow larger, rounder, younger.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“When times are good, we prefer actresses with rounder faces,” psychology professor Terry Pettijohn says.
Sofia, 41, is shorter and rounder and quick to crack a joke.
The result is rounder and more powerful than a classic blanc de blancs.
How horrible to waste away like that, in the time when one ought to be growing fuller and stronger and rounder every day.Song of the Lark|Willa Cather
In general shape it is rounder than in the next species, and the angle at the base of the tarsus is less prominent.The Common Spiders of the United States|James Henry Emerton
Fruit larger and rounder than Isabella; light purple to amber; sweet, juicy, musky flavor.The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
Joe was simply frightened, and his eyes grew bigger and rounder than ever.The Big Brother|George Cary Eggleston
Reniform, or Kidney-shaped (Fig. 131), like the last, only rounder and broader than long.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
British Dictionary definitions for rounder (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for rounder (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)
Word Origin for round
Culture definitions for rounder
Idioms and Phrases with rounder
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.