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Circular vs. Round: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 26, 2023
Circular refers specifically to the shape that is perfectly symmetrical and resembles a circle, while round describes a shape that is curved and without angles, not necessarily perfectly circular.
Circular vs. Round

Key Differences

Circular specifically denotes a shape that is geometrically symmetrical in all directions, resembling a perfect circle. Round, however, describes a shape or object that is curved and without angles, but not necessarily perfectly symmetrical like a circle.
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Circular is often used to describe objects or shapes that strictly adhere to the geometric properties of a circle. Round is used more broadly to describe objects that are curved or spherical, like a ball or a round table.
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Circular is typically used in more precise contexts, such as in mathematics, geometry, or when specifying shapes with exact circular properties. Round is used in a wider range of contexts, emphasizing the absence of angles and straight lines rather than geometric perfection.
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Circular can also have metaphorical uses, like in describing a circular argument, which implies something repetitive or not progressing. Round does not typically have these metaphorical connotations and is usually confined to physical descriptions.
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Round is more commonly used in everyday language to describe objects that are somewhat circular or spherical, while circular is more technical and specific, used when exactitude is important.
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Comparison Chart

Definition

Perfectly symmetrical shape resembling a circle
Curved shape without angles, not necessarily perfect
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Geometric Precision

High, implies geometric perfection
Less precise, more about general shape
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Typical Use

In mathematics, geometry, precise descriptions
In general descriptions, everyday language
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Metaphorical Application

Used metaphorically (e.g., circular reasoning)
Rarely used metaphorically
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Example Use

"A circular coin"
"A round table"
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Circular and Round Definitions

Circular

Shaped like a perfect circle.
The artist drew a circular pattern.
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Round

Shaped like a sphere or ball.
She tossed a round ball.
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Circular

Moving or occurring in a cycle.
The discussion turned into a circular argument.
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Round

Plump or full in shape.
The puppy has grown quite round.
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Circular

Arranged in or forming a circle.
The chairs were set up in a circular formation.
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Round

Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center
A round ball.
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Circular

Relating to a circle or its mathematical properties.
He studied the circular geometry of the design.
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Round

Moving in or forming a circle.
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Circular

A letter or notice intended for wide distribution.
We received a circular announcing the event.
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Round

Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
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Circular

Of or relating to a circle.
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Round

Rather rounded in shape
The child's round face.
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Circular

Shaped like or nearly like a circle; round.
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Round

Full in physique; plump
A round figure.
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Circular

Moving in or forming a circle.
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Round

(Linguistics) Formed or articulated with the lips in a rounded shape
A round vowel.
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Circular

Circuitous; roundabout
Took a circular route to the office.
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Round

Full in tone; sonorous.
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Circular

Using a premise to prove a conclusion that in turn is used to prove the premise
A circular argument.
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Round

Whole or complete; full
A round dozen.
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Circular

Defining one word in terms of another that is itself defined in terms of the first word.
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Round

(Mathematics) Having been rounded.
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Circular

Addressed or distributed to a large number of persons.
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Round

Not exact, especially when expressed as a multiple of 10; approximate
A round estimate.
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Circular

A printed advertisement, directive, or notice intended for mass distribution.
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Round

Large; considerable
A round sum of money.
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Circular

Of or relating to a circle.
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Round

Brought to satisfactory conclusion or completion; finished.
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Circular

In the shape of, or moving in a circle.
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Round

Outspoken; blunt
A round scolding.
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Circular

Circuitous or roundabout.
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Round

Done with full force; unrestrained
Gave me a round thrashing.
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Circular

Referring back to itself, so as to prevent computation or comprehension; infinitely recursive.
Circular reasoning
Your dictionary defines "brave" as "courageous", and "courageous" as "brave". That's a circular definition.
A circular formula in a spreadsheet
I changed the definition of "sex" from "to have sex" to "to have sexual intercourse"; a dictionary definition must never be circular; using the word being defined to define itself.
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Round

Something, such as a circle, disk, globe, or ring, that is round.
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Circular

Distributed to a large number of persons.
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Round

A circle formed of various things.
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Circular

(obsolete) Perfect; complete.
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Round

Movement around a circle or about an axis.
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Circular

(archaic) Adhering to a fixed circle of legends; cyclic; hence, mean; inferior.
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Round

A rung or crossbar, as one on a ladder or chair.
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Circular

Syn of flyer: a printed advertisement, directive, or notice intended for mass circulation.
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Round

A cut of beef from the part of the thigh between the rump and the shank.
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Circular

(dated) A sleeveless cloak cut from a circular pattern.
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Round

An assembly of people; a group.
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Circular

A shuttle bus with a circular route.
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Round

A round dance.
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Circular

To distribute circulars to or at.
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Round

A complete course, succession, or series
A round of parties.
A round of negotiations.
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Circular

To extend in a circular direction.
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Round

Often rounds A course of customary or prescribed actions, duties, or places
Physicians' rounds.
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Circular

In the form of, or bounded by, a circle; round.
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Round

A complete range or extent.
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Circular

Repeating itself; ending in itself; reverting to the point of beginning; hence, illogical; inconclusive; as, circular reasoning.
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Round

One drink for each person in a gathering or group
Let me buy the next round.
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Circular

Adhering to a fixed circle of legends; cyclic; hence, mean; inferior. See Cyclic poets, under Cyclic.
Had Virgil been a circular poet, and closely adhered to history, how could the Romans have had Dido?
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Round

A single outburst, as of applause or cheering.
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Circular

Addressed to a circle, or to a number of persons having a common interest; circulated, or intended for circulation; as, a circular letter.
A proclamation of Henry III., . . . doubtless circular throughout England.
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Round

A single shot or volley.
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Circular

Perfect; complete.
A man so absolute and circularIn all those wished-for rarities that may takeA virgin captive.
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Round

Ammunition for a single shot or volley.
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Circular

A circular letter, or paper, usually printed, copies of which are addressed or given to various persons; as, a business circular.
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Round

A specified number of arrows shot from a specified distance to a target in archery.
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Circular

A sleeveless cloak, cut in circular form.
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Sports & Games A unit of play that occupies a specified time, constitutes a certain number of plays, or allows each player a turn, especially the 18-hole sequence played in golf or one of the periods in a boxing match.
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Circular

An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution;
He mailed the circular to all subscribers
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Round

(Music) A composition for two or more voices in which each voice enters at a different time with the same melody.
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Circular

Having a circular shape
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Round

To make round or curved
Rounded his lips in surprise.
Rounded off the end of the board.
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Circular

Shaped like a ring
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Round

(Linguistics) To pronounce with rounded lips; labialize.
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Circular

Marked by or moving in a circle
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Round

To fill out; make plump.
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Round

To bring to completion or perfection; finish. Often used with out or off
The new dog rounded out our household. The speaker rounded off his lecture with a joke.
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Round

(Mathematics) To approximate (a real number) by a nearby rational number with a specified level of precision. When rounded to the nearest hundred, 286 becomes 300. When rounded to the nearest tenth, 1.63 becomes 1.6.
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Round

To make a turn about or to the other side of
Rounded a bend in the road.
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Round

To make a complete circuit of; go or pass around
Rounded the entire peninsula.
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Round

(Archaic) To encompass; surround:
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To become round or curved.
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Round

To take a circular course; complete or partially complete a circuit
Racecars rounding into the final lap.
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Round

To turn about, as on an axis
Rounded and came back across the field.
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Round

To become filled out or plump.
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Round

To develop into satisfactory completion or perfection
Is rounding into a fine quarterback.
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Round

To whisper.
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Round

In a circular progression or movement; around.
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Round

With revolutions
Wheels moving round.
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Round

To a specific place or person
Called round for the pastor.
Sent round for the veterinarian.
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Round

Around.
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Round

From the beginning to the end of; throughout
A plant that grows round the year.
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Round

(physical) Of shape:
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Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction.
We sat at a round table to make conversation easier.
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Round

Spherical; shaped like a ball; having a circular cross-section in more than one direction.
The ancient Egyptian demonstrated that the Earth is round, not flat.
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Round

Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.
Our child's bed has round corners for safety.
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Round

Plump.
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Round

Complete, whole, not lacking.
The baker sold us a round dozen.
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Round

(of a number) Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero.
One hundred is a nice round number.
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Round

(phonetics) Pronounced with the lips drawn together; rounded.
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Round

Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; not mincing.
A round answer; a round oath
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Round

Finished; polished; not defective or abrupt; said of authors or their writing style.
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Consistent; fair; just; applied to conduct.
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Large in magnitude.
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Well-written and well-characterized; complex and reminiscent of a real person.
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Round

(architecture) Vaulted.
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A circular or spherical object or part of an object.
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Round

A circular or repetitious route.
Hospital rounds
The prison guards have started their nightly rounds.
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Round

A general outburst from a group of people at an event.
The candidate got a round of applause after every sentence or two.
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A song that is sung by groups of people with each subset of people starting at a different time.
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Round

A serving of something; a portion of something to each person in a group.
They brought us a round of drinks about every thirty minutes.
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A single individual portion or dose of medicine.
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Round

One sandwich (two full slices of bread with filling).
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Round

(art) A long-bristled, circular-headed paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting.
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Round

A firearm cartridge, bullet, or any individual ammunition projectile. Originally referring to the spherical projectile ball of a smoothbore firearm. Compare round shot and solid shot.
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(sports) One of the specified pre-determined segments of the total time of a sport event, such as a boxing or wrestling match, during which contestants compete before being signaled to stop.
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Round

A stage, level, set of events in a game
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(sports) A stage in a competition.
Qualifying rounds of the championship
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Round

(sports) In some sports, e.g. golf or showjumping: one complete way around the course.
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(video games) A stage or level of a game.
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Round

(cards) The play after each deal.
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Round

A rounded relief or cut at an edge, especially an outside edge, added for a finished appearance and to soften sharp edges.
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Round

A strip of material with a circular face that covers an edge, gap, or crevice for decorative, sanitary, or security purposes.
All furniture in the nursery had rounds on the edges and in the crevices.
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Round

(butchery) The hindquarters of a bovine.
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(dated) A rung, as of a ladder.
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A crosspiece that joins and braces the legs of a chair.
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Round

A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution.
The round of the seasons
A round of pleasures
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Round

A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.
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A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
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A circular dance.
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Rotation, as in office; succession.
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A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once.
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An assembly; a group; a circle.
A round of politicians
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A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.
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(archaic) A vessel filled, as for drinking.
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(nautical) A round-top.
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A round of beef.
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A whisper; whispering.
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Round

Discourse; song.
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Round

Alternative form of around
I look round the room quickly to make sure it's neat.
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Round

Alternative form of around
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(transitive) To shape something into a curve.
The carpenter rounded the edges of the table.
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(intransitive) To become shaped into a curve.
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(with "out") To finish; to complete; to fill out.
She rounded out her education with only a single mathematics class.
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(intransitive) To approximate a number, especially a decimal number by the closest whole number.
Ninety-five rounds up to one hundred.
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Round

(transitive) To turn past a boundary.
Helen watched him until he rounded the corner.
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(intransitive) To turn and attack someone or something (used with on).
As a group of policemen went past him, one of them rounded on him, grabbing him by the arm.
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Round

To advance to home plate.
And the runners round the bases on the double by Jones.
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(transitive) To go round, pass, go past.
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Round

To encircle; to encompass.
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Round

To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.
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Round

To do ward rounds.
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Round

To go round, as a guard; to make the rounds.
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Round

To go or turn round; to wheel about.
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Round

To speak in a low tone; whisper; speak secretly; take counsel.
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Round

To address or speak to in a whisper, utter in a whisper.
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Round

To whisper.
The Bishop of Glasgow rounding in his ear, "Ye are not a wise man," . . . he rounded likewise to the bishop, and said, "Wherefore brought ye me here?"
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Round

To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to round the edges of anything.
Worms with many feet, which round themselves into balls, are bred chiefly under logs of timber.
The figures on our modern medals are raised and rounded to a very great perfection.
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Round

To surround; to encircle; to encompass.
The inclusive vergeOf golden metal that must round my brow.
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Round

To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion.
We are such stuffAs dreams are made on, and our little lifeIs rounded with a sleep.
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Round

To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn.
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Round

To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing.
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Round

To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.
The queen your mother rounds apace.
So rounds he to a separate mind,From whence clear memory may begin.
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Round

To go round, as a guard.
They . . . nightly rounding walk.
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Round

To go or turn round; to wheel about.
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Round

Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical; circular; having a form approaching a spherical or a circular shape; orbicular; globular; as, a round ball.
Upon the firm opacous globeOf this round world.
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Round

Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round.
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Round

Having a curved outline or form; especially, one like the arc of a circle or an ellipse, or a portion of the surface of a sphere; rotund; bulging; protuberant; not angular or pointed; as, a round arch; round hills.
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Full; complete; not broken; not fractional; approximately in even units, tens, hundreds, thousands, etc.; - said of numbers.
Pliny put a round number near the truth, rather than the fraction.
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Round

Not inconsiderable; large; hence, generous; free; as, a round price.
Three thousand ducats; 'tis a good round sum.
Round was their pace at first, but slackened soon.
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Round

Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note.
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Round

Modified, as a vowel, by contraction of the lip opening, making the opening more or less round in shape; rounded; labialized; labial. See Guide to Pronunciation, 11.
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Round

Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; unqualified; not mincing; as, a round answer; a round oath.
Sir Toby, I must be round with you.
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Round

Full and smoothly expanded; not defective or abrupt; finished; polished; - said of style, or of authors with reference to their style.
In his satires Horace is quick, round, and pleasant.
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Round

Complete and consistent; fair; just; - applied to conduct.
Round dealing is the honor of man's nature.
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Round

Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. "The golden round" [the crown].
In labyrinth of many a round self-rolled.
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Round

A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of like events recurring in continuance; a cycle; a periodical revolution; as, the round of the seasons; a round of pleasures.
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Round

A course ending where it began; a circuit; a beat; especially, one freguently or regulary traversed; also, the act of traversing a circuit; as, a watchman's round; the rounds of the postman.
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Round

A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
The trivial round, the common task.
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Round

One work cycle, consisting of drilling blast holes, loading them with explosive, blasting, mucking out, and, if necessary, installing temporary support.
. . . Inco is still much more advanced than other mining companies. He says that the LKAB mine in Sweden is the closest rival. He predicts that, by 2008, Inco can reach a new productivity plateau, doubling the current mining productivity from 3,350 tonnes to 6,350 tonnes per person per year. Another aim is to triple the mine cycle rate (the time to drill, blast and muck a round) from one cycle to three complete cycles per 24 hours.
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Round

A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.
Women to cards may be compared: we playA round or two; which used, we throw away.
The feast was served; the bowl was crowned;To the king's pleasure went the mirthful round.
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Round

A complete set of plays in a game or contest covering a standard number of individual plays or parts; as, a round of golf; a round of tennis.
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Round

One set of games in a tournament.
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Round

The time during which prize fighters or boxers are in actual contest without an intermission, as prescribed by their rules; a bout.
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Round

A circular dance.
Come, knit hands, and beat the ground,In a light fantastic round.
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Round

That which goes round a whole circle or company; as, a round of applause.
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Round

Rotation, as in office; succession.
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Round

The step of a ladder; a rundle or rung; also, a crosspiece which joins and braces the legs of a chair.
All the rounds like Jacob's ladder rise.
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Round

A walk performed by a guard or an officer round the rampart of a garrison, or among sentinels, to see that the sentinels are faithful and all things safe; also, the guard or officer, with his attendants, who performs this duty; - usually in the plural.
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Round

A short vocal piece, resembling a catch in which three or four voices follow each other round in a species of canon in the unison.
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Round

A brewer's vessel in which the fermentation is concluded, the yeast escaping through the bunghole.
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Round

A vessel filled, as for drinking; as, to drink a round od ale together.
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Round

An assembly; a group; a circle; as, a round of politicians.
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Round

See Roundtop.
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Round

Same as Round of beef, below.
Worm-eaten gentlemen of the round, such as have vowed to sit on the skirts of the city, let your provost and his half dozen of halberdiers do what they can.
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Round

On all sides; around.
Round he throws his baleful eyes.
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Round

Circularly; in a circular form or manner; by revolving or reversing one's position; as, to turn one's head round; a wheel turns round.
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Round

In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round.
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Round

From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, - that is, to change sides or opinions.
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Round

By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point.
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Round

Through a circle, as of friends or houses.
The invitations were sent round accordingly.
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Round

Roundly; fully; vigorously.
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Round

On every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people atood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass.
The serpent Error twines round human hearts.
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Round

A charge of ammunition for a single shot
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Round

An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs;
The neverending cycle of the seasons
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Round

A regular route for a sentry or policeman;
In the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
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Round

(often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order);
The doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning
The postman's rounds
We enjoyed our round of the local bars
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Round

The activity of playing 18 holes of golf;
A round of golf takes about 4 hours
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Round

The usual activities in your day;
The doctor made his rounds
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Round

(sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive
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Round

The course along which communications spread;
The story is going the rounds in Washington
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Round

A serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic);
He ordered a second round
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Round

A cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg
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Round

A partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time;
They enjoyed singing rounds
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Round

An outburst of applause;
There was a round of applause
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Round

A crosspiece between the legs of a chair
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Round

Any circular or rotating mechanism;
The machine punched out metal circles
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Round

Wind around; move along a circular course;
Round the bend
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Round

Make round;
Round the edges
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Round

Be around;
Developments surround the town
The river encircles the village
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Round

Pronounce with rounded lips
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Round

Attack in speech or writing;
The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker
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Round

Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state;
Polish your social manners
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Round

Express as a round number;
Round off the amount
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Round

Become round, plump, or shapely;
The young woman is fleshing out
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Round

Having a circular shape
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Round

(of sounds) full and rich;
Orotund tones
The rotund and reverberating phrase
Pear-shaped vowels
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Round

(of numbers) to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand;
In round numbers
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Round

From beginning to end; throughout;
It rains all year round on Skye
Frigid weather the year around
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Round

Curved and without sharp angles.
The building had round windows.
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Round

Complete or comprehensive.
We made a round trip of the country.
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Round

A single complete cycle or period.
It's your turn to sing a round in the game.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

What defines a circular shape?

A shape that perfectly resembles a circle.
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Can circular be used metaphorically?

Yes, like in 'circular reasoning'.
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How is round different from circular?

Round refers to a curved shape without angles, not necessarily perfect.
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Does round imply completeness?

Sometimes, as in 'round trip'.
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How is round used in music?

To describe a type of song.
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Is round always a perfect circle?

No, it denotes curved shapes but not always perfect circles.
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Can round describe objects like balls?

Yes, as it implies a spherical shape.
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Is circular strictly geometric?

Mostly, but it can also have non-geometric uses.
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Where is circular commonly used?

In precise, technical contexts like geometry.
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How is round used in everyday language?

To describe generally curved objects.
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Is circular used in mathematics?

Yes, to describe perfect circles.
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Is circular precise in engineering?

Yes, for exact circular shapes.
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Can round mean full or plump?

Yes, as in describing someone's face.
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Does circular have non-physical meanings?

Yes, like in arguments or reasoning.
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Can circular refer to movement?

Yes, as in 'circular motion'.
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Does round refer to cycles?

It can, as in 'round of activities'.
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Does circular imply repetition?

In metaphorical uses, it can.
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Can round be used in sports?

Yes, like 'round of a tournament'.
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Can circular describe layouts?

Yes, as in 'circular arrangement'.
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How is round used in travel?

As in 'round journey' or 'round trip'.
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