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

  • noun One that rounds, especially a tool for rounding corners and edges.
  • noun One, such as a security guard, who makes rounds.
  • noun A dissolute person.
  • noun A boxing match that goes on for a specified number of rounds. Often used in combination.
  • noun An English ball game similar to baseball.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Specifically— A tool used by bookbinders for shaping the back of a book.
  • noun A round-tool.
  • noun A gage for laying out round work.
  • noun A machine for making round corners, moldings, etc.
  • noun A rounding-plane or rounding-jack.
  • noun One who or that which rounds or makes round; specifically, a tool for rounding, or rounding out or off, as a cylindrical rock-boring tool with an indented face, a plane used by wheel wrights for rounding off tenons, etc.
  • noun One who habitually goes round, or from point to point and back, for any purpose; especially, one who continually goes the round of misdemeanor, arrest, trial, imprisonment, and release, as a habitual drunkard or petty thief.
  • noun Something well rounded or filled out; a round or plump oath. or the like.
  • noun A round; an act or instance of going or passing round.
  • noun A complete run in the game of rounders.
  • noun plural A game played with a soft and small ball and a bat of about 2 feet in length.
  • noun In England, a game like fives, but played with a football.

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

  • noun One who rounds; one who comes about frequently or regularly.
  • noun A tool for making an edge or surface round.
  • noun An English game somewhat resembling baseball; also, another English game resembling the game of fives, but played with a football.

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

  • adjective comparative form of round: more round
  • noun A Methodist preacher traveling a circuit, also referred to as a circuit rider.
  • noun A railroad man who worked at a roundhouse, operating the turntable.
  • noun A person who earns a living by playing cards.
  • noun A person who makes the rounds of bars, saloons, and similar establishments; figuratively, a debaucher or roué
  • noun One who rounds; one who comes about frequently or regularly.
  • noun A tool for making an edge or surface round.

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

  • noun a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
  • noun a tool for rounding corners or edges


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