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Round vs. Spherical: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 25, 2023
"Round" describes a shape that is curved or circular in nature, while "spherical" specifically refers to a perfect 3D shape like a ball or globe.
Round vs. Spherical

Key Differences

"Round" generally refers to a shape that is circular or curved, not necessarily perfectly symmetrical. It's often used to describe 2D shapes like circles or curved lines. On the other hand, "spherical" specifically describes a three-dimensional shape that is perfectly round in all directions, like a globe.
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While "round" can be applied to objects that are circular but not perfectly symmetrical (like a round table or a round face), "spherical" denotes a uniform shape in all dimensions, akin to a sphere or ball. This means all points on the surface are equidistant from the center.
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"Round" can also be used in a more abstract or metaphorical sense, such as in phrases like "round of applause" or "round trip," where it implies completeness or returning to the starting point. In contrast, "spherical" is typically used in more literal, geometric contexts.
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In terms of geometry, "round" can describe shapes that approximate a circle or sphere but do not meet the strict criteria of uniformity. However, "spherical" is reserved for shapes that adhere to the precise definition of a sphere, with consistent curvature and symmetry.
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"Round" is a broader term that can apply to various objects and concepts, whereas "spherical" is more specific and technical, often used in scientific and mathematical contexts to describe a perfect sphere.
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Comparison Chart

Dimensionality

Can refer to both 2D and 3D shapes
Specifically refers to 3D shapes
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Symmetry

Not necessarily symmetrical
Uniformly symmetrical in all directions
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Usage

Broader use, including abstract concepts
Primarily used in geometric, scientific contexts
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Shape Precision

Can be approximations of circles or spheres
Strictly defines a perfect sphere
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Examples

Round table, round face
Sphere, globe
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Round and Spherical Definitions

Round

Round can also mean full or complete.
They gave him a round of applause.
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Spherical

Shaped like a sphere, having a round shape in three dimensions.
The planet Earth is not perfectly spherical.
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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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Spherical

Pertaining to the properties or measurements of spheres.
The scientist calculated the spherical volume.
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Round

Moving in or forming a circle.
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Spherical

Relating to or resembling a sphere.
They hung spherical ornaments on the Christmas tree.
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Round

Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
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Spherical

In geometry, a shape perfectly round in all directions.
A spherical object has all points on its surface equidistant from its center.
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Round

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

Spherical can also refer to something globe-like or ball-shaped.
The lampshade had a unique spherical design.
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Round

Full in physique; plump
A round figure.
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Spherical

Having the shape of a sphere; globular.
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Round

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

Having a shape approximating that of a sphere.
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Round

Full in tone; sonorous.
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Spherical

Of or relating to a sphere.
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Round

Whole or complete; full
A round dozen.
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Spherical

Of or relating to celestial bodies.
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Round

(Mathematics) Having been rounded.
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Spherical

(geometry) Shaped like a sphere.
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Round

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

Of, or pertaining to, spheres.
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Round

Large; considerable
A round sum of money.
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Spherical

(mathematics) Of a coordinate system, specifying the location of a point in a plane by using a radius and two angles.
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Round

Brought to satisfactory conclusion or completion; finished.
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Spherical

(astrology) Of or relating to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set.
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Round

Outspoken; blunt
A round scolding.
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Spherical

Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular; orbicular; as, a spherical body.
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Round

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

Of or pertaining to a sphere.
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Round

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

Of or pertaining to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set.
Knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance.
Though the stars were suns, and overburnedTheir spheric limitations.
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Round

A circle formed of various things.
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Spherical

Of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere;
Spherical geometry
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Round

Movement around a circle or about an axis.
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Spherical

Having the shape of a sphere or ball;
A spherical object
Nearly orbicular in shape
Little globular houses like mud-wasp nests
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Round

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

An assembly of people; a group.
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Round

A round dance.
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Round

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

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

A complete range or extent.
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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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Round

A single outburst, as of applause or cheering.
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Round

A single shot or volley.
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Round

Ammunition for a single shot or volley.
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Round

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

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

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

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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Round

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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Round

Consistent; fair; just; applied to conduct.
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Round

Large in magnitude.
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Round

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

(architecture) Vaulted.
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Round

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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One sandwich (two full slices of bread with filling).
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(art) A long-bristled, circular-headed paintbrush used in oil and acrylic painting.
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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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(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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(cards) The play after each deal.
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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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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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(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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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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Round

(transitive) To shape something into a curve.
The carpenter rounded the edges of the table.
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Round

(intransitive) To become shaped into a curve.
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Round

(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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Round

(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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To speak in a low tone; whisper; speak secretly; take counsel.
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To address or speak to in a whisper, utter in a whisper.
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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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To surround; to encircle; to encompass.
The inclusive vergeOf golden metal that must round my brow.
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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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To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing.
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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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Uttered or emitted with a full tone; as, a round voice; a round note.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In circumference; as, a ball is ten inches round.
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From one side or party to another; as to come or turn round, - that is, to change sides or opinions.
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By or in a circuit; by a course longer than the direct course; back to the starting point.
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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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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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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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(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

Shaped like or approximately like a circle or cylinder.
She wore a round locket around her neck.
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In sports, a round can refer to a series of games or a stage in a tournament.
The team made it to the final round of the competition.
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Round

Round can describe something that is plump or not angular.
The round shape of the pillow was very comfortable.
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Round

Used to describe a complete cycle or sequence.
She made a round trip from Paris to Rome.
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Are all spherical objects perfectly round?

In theory, yes, though real-world objects may not be perfectly spherical.
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What does 'round' mean in geometry?

It refers to shapes that are circular or curved, like a circle or ellipse.
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What is a round trip?

It's a journey to a destination and back again.
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Is a sphere always spherical?

Yes, a sphere is by definition a perfect 3D spherical object.
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Can 'round' be used for 3D objects?

Yes, but it does not imply perfect symmetry like 'spherical.'
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Can a 2D object be spherical?

No, 'spherical' specifically describes 3D shapes.
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Is 'round' used in everyday language more than 'spherical'?

Yes, 'round' is more common and can be used in various contexts.
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Are 'round' and 'spherical' interchangeable?

Not always, as 'spherical' implies a more specific shape.
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Can a round shape have corners?

No, round shapes are typically without corners or edges.
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Are all spherical shapes smooth?

Ideally, yes, but real-world spherical objects might have surface variations.
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Can 'round' describe a person's character?

Yes, metaphorically, as in a 'well-rounded' individual with diverse skills or interests.
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Can a round object be flat?

Yes, like a round coin or a round piece of paper.
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Is a basketball spherical?

Yes, a basketball is an example of a spherical object.
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Does 'spherical' only apply to solid objects?

No, it can also apply to hollow objects, as long as they are sphere-shaped.
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Are globes spherical?

Yes, globes are designed to be spherical representations of the Earth.
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Is 'round' a technical term in geometry?

It's less technical and more general than 'spherical.'
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Can 'spherical' be used metaphorically?

It's less common, as 'spherical' is usually used in literal, geometric contexts.
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Does 'round' imply softness or gentleness?

It can, especially when describing shapes that lack sharp angles.
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Is the Earth round or spherical?

It's roughly spherical, though not a perfect sphere due to its slight bulge at the equator.
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Are there mathematical formulas for spherical shapes?

Yes, there are formulas for volume, surface area, and more for spheres.
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