[ round-hed-id ]

  1. (of a person) possessing a round head; brachycephalic.

  2. rounded or spherical at the head, as a screw.

  1. shaped like a semicircle at the top, as a window.

  2. (usually initial capital letter) of or relating to the Roundheads, members of the Parliamentarian party in England during the civil wars of the 17th century.

  3. (usually initial capital letter) puritanical (def. 2).

Origin of roundheaded

First recorded in 1635–45; round1 + headed

Other words from roundheaded

  • round·head·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby roundheaded Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use roundheaded in a sentence

  • Vichy Volonsky, a short, roundheaded man, had held up the rest of the issue while he studied the content through his nose-glasses.

    Satan and the Comrades | Ralph Bennitt
  • I have some trouble with tent-caterpillars, roundheaded borers, fall web-worm, and curculio.

    The Apple | Various
  • It was easy to see that there were a few roundheaded troopers amongst them, the true spawn of the old Covenant.

  • This is roundheaded and very narrow, but has good jamb-shafts and arch-mouldings.