Synonyms of round in English:

round


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See UK English definition of round

See Spanish definition of redondo

adjective

1‘a small round window’

SYNONYMS
circular, disc-shaped, disc-like
ring-shaped, hoop-shaped, hooplike, annular
spherical, globular, ball-shaped, globe-shaped, orb-shaped, orblike, cylindrical, bulbous, bulb-shaped, balloon-like
convex, curved, curvilinear, rounded, rotund
technical cycloidal, discoid, discoidal, spheroid, spheroidal
rare globate, globose, orbicular, orbiculate

2‘a short round man with a loud voice’

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plump, chubby, fat, stout, rotund, roly-poly, fattish, portly, dumpy, chunky, broad in the beam, overweight, heavy, pot-bellied, beer-bellied, paunchy, Falstaffian
buxom, well upholstered, well covered, well padded, of ample proportions, ample, rounded, well rounded, full
flabby, fleshy, bulky, corpulent, obese
informal tubby, pudgy, beefy, porky, blubbery, poddy
British informal podgy, fubsy, lard-arsed
North American informal zaftig, corn-fed
archaic pursy
rare abdominous
ANTONYMS

thin, slender, skinny

3‘his deep, round voice went down well with the listeners’

SYNONYMS
sonorous, resonant, rich, full, full-toned, full-bodied, mellow, mellifluous, rounded, reverberant, orotund
rare pear-shaped, canorous
ANTONYMS

harsh, thin, reedy

4‘a round dozen’

SYNONYMS
complete, entire, whole, full, undivided, unbroken

5‘she berated him in round terms’

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candid, frank, direct, honest, truthful, straightforward, plain, plain-spoken, blunt, outspoken, forthright, downright, unvarnished, bald, straight from the shoulder, explicit, unequivocal
informal upfront, not pulling any punches, not beating about the bush
archaic free-spoken
ANTONYMS

evasive


preposition

1‘there's a maze of alleys round the station’

SYNONYMS
around, about, encircling, enclosing
near, in the neighbourhood of, in the vicinity of, in the area of
orbiting

2‘casinos dotted round the south of France’

SYNONYMS
throughout, all over, here and there in, everywhere in

noun

1‘divide the dough into 2 oz pieces and mould into rounds’

SYNONYMS
circle, disc, circlet
ring, hoop, band
ball, sphere, globe, orb, bead
technical annulus

2‘the local policeman was on his rounds’

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circuit, beat, course, route
tour, turn

3‘the first round of the World 500cc championship’

SYNONYMS
stage, level
heat, game, lap, bout, contest

4‘an endless round of late-night parties’

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succession, sequence, series, cycle

5‘the gun can fire 30 rounds a second’

SYNONYMS
bullet, cartridge, shell, shot

verb

1‘the ship rounded the point’

SYNONYMS
go round, move round, travel round, sail round, circumnavigate
orbit
skirt

Phrases

    round the clock

    1‘I've got a team working round the clock’


    SYNONYMS
    day and night, night and day, all the time, morning, noon, and night, the entire time, continuously, non-stop, uninterruptedly, without interruption, without a break, steadily, unremittingly
    informal all the hours God sends, 24, 7
    ANTONYMS

    intermittently

    2‘she needs round-the-clock supervision’


    SYNONYMS
    continuous, constant, non-stop, continual, uninterrupted, without interruption, unbroken, steady
    ANTONYMS

    intermittent

    round the bend


    SYNONYMS
    mad, insane, out of one's mind, deranged, demented, not in one's right mind, certifiable, of unsound mind, crazed, lunatic, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, frenzied, raving, distraught, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare
    non compos mentis
    informal crazy, mental, off one's head, out of one's head, off one's nut, nuts, nutty, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's rocker, not right in the head, not quite right in the head, raving mad, bats, bonkers, cuckoo, loopy, loony, bananas, loco, dippy, screwy, touched, gaga, not all there, out to lunch, not right upstairs
    British informal barmy, batty, crackers, barking, barking mad, doolally, round the twist, off one's trolley, as daft as a brush, not the full shilling, up the pole, two sandwiches short of a picnic, away with the fairies
    North American informal buggy, off the wall, nutsy, nutso, out of one's tree, meshuga, squirrelly, wacko, gonzo
    Canadian, Australian, New Zealand informal bushed
    New Zealand informal porangi
    ANTONYMS

    sane

    round something off

    1‘the square edges were rounded off’


    SYNONYMS
    smooth off, plane off, sand off, level off

    2‘the annual Christmas party rounded off a hugely successful year for the company’


    SYNONYMS
    complete, finish off, crown, cap, top off, conclude, close, bring to a close, bring to a end, end
    ANTONYMS

    begin

    round about

    ‘he earns round about £40,000 a year’


    SYNONYMS
    approximately, about, around, roughly, in the neighbourhood of, in the area of, of the order of, just about, something like, more or less, as near as dammit to, close to, near to, practically
    or so, or thereabouts, there or thereabouts, give or take a few, plus or minus a few, give or take a bit, in round numbers
    not far off, nearly, almost, approaching
    British getting on for
    South African plus-minus
    circa
    North American informal in the ballpark of
    ANTONYMS

    precisely, exactly

    round someone or something up


    SYNONYMS
    gather together, herd together, drive together, bring together, muster, marshal, rally, assemble, collect, group
    North American corral, wrangle
    ANTONYMS

    disperse, scatter

    round on

    ‘Guido rounded on Rosie, as though she were to blame’


    SYNONYMS
    snap at, attack, turn on, set upon, weigh into, fly at, let fly at, lash out at, hit out at, lambast
    informal bite someone's head off, jump down someone's throat, lay into, wade into, lace into, pitch into, tear into
    British informal have a go at
    North American informal light into