Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Rounded in figure; plump. synonym: fat.
  • adjective Round or spherical.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Round or roundish; spherical or globular; rounded out; convexly protuberant; bulbous: as, a rotund paunch or figure.
  • In botany and entomology, circumscribed by one unbroken curve, or without angles: as, a rotund leaf or wing.
  • noun A rotunda.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Round; circular; spherical.
  • adjective Hence, complete; entire.
  • adjective (Bot.) orbicular, or nearly so.
  • noun obsolete A rotunda.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a round or spherical shape; circular; orbicular.
  • adjective Round in body shape; portly or plump; podgy.
  • adjective of a sound Full and rich; orotund; sonorous; full-toned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of sounds) full and rich
  • adjective spherical in shape
  • adjective excessively fat

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin rotundus; see ret- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin rotundus ("round"), from Latin rota ("wheel"), from Proto-Indo-European *ret- (“to run, to roll”) .

Examples

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  • round shape; rounded: "my girlfriend says my belly is rotund"

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    October 1, 2010