- 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
Related Words for roundersrake, killer, philanderer, cat, player, wolf, womanizer, operator, sport, speed, tomcat, swinger, chaser, ruffian, villain, hoodlum, felon, thug, varlet
Examples from the Web for rounders
Contemporary Examples of rounders
Rounders is a British girls sport which is a a bit like mini-baseball.Kate Middleton's School Sport Team Photos Emerge
December 3, 2012
John Dahl, who directed Damon in Rounders, had previously done the very memorable The Last Temptation.The Anti-Glam Leading Man
September 7, 2011
In Rounders, John Malkovich threw himself into the tasking of speaking in a 24-inch thick Russian immigrant tongue.Stars Who Can't Do Accents
December 9, 2010
Historical Examples of rounders
Rounders longed to be like one of these, but he found it to be impossible.
But Rounders was Rounders, and I did not allow my irritation to continue.
She was young and what the rounders call a good-looking chicken.The Tyranny of Weakness
Charles Neville Buck
I had an idea it came natural to a body, like rounders and touch.Three Men in a Boat
Jerome K. Jerome
"This is a real show," said Rounders, wound up to enthusiasm.
- (functioning as singular) British a ball game in which players run between posts after hitting the ball, scoring a 'rounder' if they run round all four before the ball is retrieved
- a run round all four bases after one hit in rounders
- a tool or machine for rounding edges or surfaces
Word Origin and History for rounders
1620s, "a sentinel," agent noun from round (n.) on notion of "one who makes the rounds." Sense of "chronic drunkard or criminal" is from 1854, on notion of one who is habitually in and out of jails or bars. Rounders, a baseball-like game, attested from 1828.