Rounding to Row
(Round"ing), a. Round or nearly round; becoming round; roundish.
1. (Naut.) Small rope, or strands of rope, or spun yarn, wound round a rope to keep it from chafing;
called also service.
2. (Phonetics) Modifying a speech sound by contraction of the lip opening; labializing; labialization. See
Guide to Pronunciation, § 11.
(Round"ish), a. Somewhat round; as, a roundish seed; a roundish figure. Round"ish*ness,
(Round"let) n. A little circle. J. Gregory.
1. In a round form or manner.
2. Openly; boldly; peremptorily; plumply.
He affirms everything roundly.Addison.
3. Briskly; with speed. locke.
Two of the outlaws walked roundly forward.Sir W. Scott.
4. Completely; vigorously; in earnest. Shak.
5. Without regard to detail; in gross; comprehensively; generally; as, to give numbers roundly.
In speaking roundly of this period.H. Morley.
1. The quality or state of being round in shape; as, the roundness of the globe, of the orb of the sun, of
a ball, of a bowl, a column, etc.
2. Fullness; smoothness of flow; as, the roundness of a period; the roundness of a note; roundness of
3. Openess; plainess; boldness; positiveness; as, the roundness of an assertion.
Syn. Circularity; sphericity; globosity; globularity; globularness; orbicularness; cylindricity; fullness; plumpness; rotundity.
(Round"ridge`) v. t. (Agric.) To form into round ridges by plowing. B. Edwards.
(Round"-shoul`dered) a. Having the shoulders stooping or projecting; round-backed.
(Rounds"man) n.; pl. Roundsmen A patrolman; also, a policeman who acts as an inspector
over the rounds of the patrolmen.
(Round"top`) n. (Naut.) A top; a platform at a masthead; so called because formerly round
(Round"-up`) n. The act of collecting or gathering together scattered cattle by riding around
them and driving them in. [Western U.S.]