Plump vs. Round

Plump vs. Round — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Plump and Round

Plumpadjective

Well-rounded and full in form; chubby.

Roundadjective

Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center

a round ball.

Plumpadjective

Abundant; ample

a plump reward.

Roundadjective

Moving in or forming a circle.

Plumpadjective

Blunt; direct.

Roundadjective

Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.

Plumpverb

To make well-rounded or full in form

plumped up the pillows.

Roundadjective

Rather rounded in shape

the child's round face.

Plumpverb

To become well-rounded, chubby, or full in form

The baby plumped out at three months.

Roundadjective

Full in physique; plump

a round figure.

Plumpverb

To drop abruptly or heavily

plumped into the easy chair.

Roundadjective

(Linguistics) Formed or articulated with the lips in a rounded shape

a round vowel.

Plumpverb

To give full support or praise

plumped for the candidate throughout the state.

Roundadjective

Full in tone; sonorous.

Plumpverb

To throw down or drop (something) abruptly or heavily

plumped the books onto the table.

Roundadjective

Whole or complete; full

a round dozen.

Plumpnoun

A heavy or abrupt fall or collision.

Roundadjective

(Mathematics) Having been rounded.

Plumpnoun

The sound of a heavy fall or collision.

Roundadjective

Not exact, especially when expressed as a multiple of 10; approximate

a round estimate.

Plumpadverb

With a heavy or abrupt drop

The anchor fell plump into the sea.

Roundadjective

Large; considerable

a round sum of money.

Plumpadverb

With a full or sudden impact

walked plump into the pole.

Roundadjective

Brought to satisfactory conclusion or completion; finished.

Plumpadverb

Directly

ran plump into an old friend.

Roundadjective

Outspoken; blunt

a round scolding.

Plumpadverb

Without qualification; bluntly

spoke out plump for the tax bill.

Roundadjective

Done with full force; unrestrained

gave me a round thrashing.

Plumpnoun

The sound of a sudden heavy fall.

Roundnoun

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

Plumpnoun

(obsolete) A knot or cluster; a group; a crowd.

a plump of trees, fowls, or spears

Roundnoun

A circle formed of various things.

Plumpadjective

Having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight.

a plump baby;plump cheeks

Roundnoun

Movement around a circle or about an axis.

Plumpadjective

Fat.

Roundnoun

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

Plumpadjective

Sudden and without reservation; blunt; direct; downright.

Roundnoun

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

Plumpverb

(intransitive) To grow plump; to swell out.

Her cheeks have plumped.

Roundnoun

An assembly of people; a group.

Plumpverb

(transitive) To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up.

to plump oysters or scallops by placing them in fresh or brackish water

Roundnoun

A round dance.

Plumpverb

(transitive) To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily.

to plump a stone into water

Roundnoun

A complete course, succession, or series

a round of parties.a round of negotiations.

Plumpverb

(intransitive) To give a plumper (kind of vote).

Roundnoun

often rounds A course of customary or prescribed actions, duties, or places

physicians' rounds.

Plumpverb

(transitive) To give (a vote), as a plumper.

Roundnoun

A complete range or extent.

Plumpverb

(used with for) To favor or decide in favor of something.

Roundnoun

One drink for each person in a gathering or group

Let me buy the next round.

Plumpverb

(intransitive) To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.

Roundnoun

A single outburst, as of applause or cheering.

Plumpadverb

Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.

Roundnoun

A single shot or volley.

Plumpnoun

the sound of a sudden heavy fall

Roundnoun

Ammunition for a single shot or volley.

Plumpverb

drop sharply;

The stock market plummeted

Roundnoun

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

Plumpverb

set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise;

He planked the money on the tableHe planked himself into the sofa

Roundnoun

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.

Plumpverb

make fat or plump;

We will plump out that poor starving child

Roundnoun

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

Plumpverb

give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number;

I plumped for the losing candidates

Roundverb

To make round or curved

rounded his lips in surprise.rounded off the end of the board.

Plumpadjective

euphemisms for slightly fat;

a generation ago...buxom actresses were popularchubby babiespleasingly plump

Roundverb

(Linguistics) To pronounce with rounded lips; labialize.

Plumpadverb

straight down especially heavily or abruptly;

the anchor fell plump into the seawe dropped the rock plump into the water

Roundverb

To fill out; make plump.

Roundverb

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.

Roundverb

(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.

Roundverb

To make a turn about or to the other side of

rounded a bend in the road.

Roundverb

To make a complete circuit of; go or pass around

rounded the entire peninsula.

Roundverb

(Archaic) To encompass; surround:

Roundverb

To become round or curved.

Roundverb

To take a circular course; complete or partially complete a circuit

racecars rounding into the final lap.

Roundverb

To turn about, as on an axis

rounded and came back across the field.

Roundverb

To become filled out or plump.

Roundverb

To develop into satisfactory completion or perfection

is rounding into a fine quarterback.

Roundverb

To whisper.

Roundadverb

In a circular progression or movement; around.

Roundadverb

With revolutions

wheels moving round.

Roundadverb

To a specific place or person

called round for the pastor.sent round for the veterinarian.

Roundpreposition

Around.

Roundpreposition

From the beginning to the end of; throughout

a plant that grows round the year.

Roundadjective

(physical) Shape.

Roundadjective

Circular or cylindrical; having a circular cross-section in one direction.

We sat at a round table to make conversation easier.

Roundadjective

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.

Roundadjective

Lacking sharp angles; having gentle curves.

Our child's bed has round corners for safety.

Roundadjective

Plump.

Roundadjective

Complete, whole, not lacking.

The baker sold us a round dozen.

Roundadjective

(of a number) Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero.

One hundred is a nice round number.

Roundadjective

(linguistics) Pronounced with the lips drawn together.

Roundadjective

Outspoken; plain and direct; unreserved; not mincing.

a round answer;a round oath

Roundadjective

Finished; polished; not defective or abrupt; said of authors or their writing style.

Roundadjective

Consistent; fair; just; applied to conduct.

Roundadjective

Large in magnitude.

a round sum

Roundadjective

Well-written and well-characterized; complex and reminiscent of a real person.

Roundnoun

A circular or spherical object or part of an object.

Roundnoun

A circular or repetitious route.

hospital roundsThe guards have started their rounds; the prisoner should be caught soon.

Roundnoun

A general outburst from a group of people at an event.

The candidate got a round of applause after every sentence or two.

Roundnoun

A song that is sung by groups of people with each subset of people starting at a different time.

Roundnoun

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.

Roundnoun

A single individual portion or dose of medicine.

Roundnoun

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

Roundnoun

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

Roundnoun

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.

Roundnoun

(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.

Roundnoun

(sports) A stage in a competition.

qualifying rounds of the championship

Roundnoun

(sports) In some sports, e.g. golf or showjumping: one complete way around the course.

Roundnoun

(video games) A stage or level of a game.

Roundnoun

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

Roundnoun

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.

Roundnoun

(butchery) The hindquarters of a bovine.

Roundnoun

(dated) A rung, as of a ladder.

Roundnoun

A crosspiece that joins and braces the legs of a chair.

Roundnoun

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

Roundnoun

A course of action or conduct performed by a number of persons in turn, or one after another, as if seated in a circle.

Roundnoun

A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.

Roundnoun

A circular dance.

Roundnoun

Rotation, as in office; succession.

Roundnoun

A general discharge of firearms by a body of troops in which each soldier fires once.

Roundnoun

An assembly; a group; a circle.

a round of politicians

Roundnoun

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

Roundnoun

(archaic) A vessel filled, as for drinking.

Roundnoun

(nautical) A round-top.

Roundnoun

A round of beef.

Roundnoun

A whisper; whispering.

Roundnoun

Discourse; song.

Roundpreposition

alternative form of around

I look round the room quickly to make sure it's neat.

Roundadverb

alternative form of around

Roundverb

(transitive) To shape something into a curve.

The carpenter rounded the edges of the table.

Roundverb

(intransitive) To become shaped into a curve.

Roundverb

(with "out") To finish; to complete; to fill out.

She rounded out her education with only a single mathematics class.

Roundverb

(intransitive) To approximate a number, especially a decimal number by the closest whole number.

Ninety-five rounds up to one hundred.

Roundverb

(transitive) To turn past a boundary.

Helen watched him until he rounded the corner.

Roundverb

(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.

Roundverb

To advance to home plate.

And the runners round the bases on the double by Jones.

Roundverb

(transitive) To go round, pass, go past.

Roundverb

To encircle; to encompass.

Roundverb

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

Roundverb

To do ward rounds.

Roundverb

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

Roundverb

To go or turn round; to wheel about.

Roundverb

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

Roundverb

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

Roundnoun

a charge of ammunition for a single shot

Roundnoun

an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs;

the neverending cycle of the seasons

Roundnoun

a regular route for a sentry or policeman;

in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name

Roundnoun

(often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order);

the doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morningthe postman's roundswe enjoyed our round of the local bars

Roundnoun

the activity of playing 18 holes of golf;

a round of golf takes about 4 hours

Roundnoun

the usual activities in your day;

the doctor made his rounds

Roundnoun

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

Roundnoun

the course along which communications spread;

the story is going the rounds in Washington

Roundnoun

a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic);

he ordered a second round

Roundnoun

a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg

Roundnoun

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

Roundnoun

an outburst of applause;

there was a round of applause

Roundnoun

a crosspiece between the legs of a chair

Roundnoun

any circular or rotating mechanism;

the machine punched out metal circles

Roundverb

wind around; move along a circular course;

round the bend

Roundverb

make round;

round the edges

Roundverb

be around;

Developments surround the townThe river encircles the village

Roundverb

pronounce with rounded lips

Roundverb

attack in speech or writing;

The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker

Roundverb

bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state;

polish your social manners

Roundverb

express as a round number;

round off the amount

Roundverb

become round, plump, or shapely;

The young woman is fleshing out

Roundadjective

having a circular shape

Roundadjective

(of sounds) full and rich;

orotund tonesthe rotund and reverberating phrasepear-shaped vowels

Roundadjective

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

in round numbers

Roundadverb

from beginning to end; throughout;

It rains all year round on Skyefrigid weather the year around