from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of round.
- n. The act of rounding a mathematical value
- n. The numerical value obtained by this process
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Round or nearly round; becoming round; roundish.
- n. Small rope, or strands of rope, or spun yarn, wound round a rope to keep it from chafing; -- called also service.
- n. Modifying a speech sound by contraction of the lip opening; labializing; labialization. See Guide to Pronunciation, § 11.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In bookbinding, the operation of shaping the folded and sewed sheets into a slightly convex form at the back. It is done either by hand-tools or by machinery.
- n. The action or attitude of a whale when curving its small in order to dive. Also rounding-out.
- n. Nautical, old rope or strands wound about a rope to prevent its chafing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The implied backstory can go a long way in rounding out a non-character without turning him into a full-fledged character.
But, I realize that a little bit of cultivated boredom can go a long way in rounding out a childhood.
The sample was 50: 50 male and female (one more female than male, but she was lost in rounding), 1.1% were in their teens, 13.1% in their twenties, 33.8% in their thirties, 30.6% in their forties, 14.7% in their fifties, and 6.7% aged sixty or older.
The fleeing woman stumbled in rounding the end of a picnic bench, and would have been caught had she not seized Mary's arm to recover balance, and then flung Mary full into the arms of the woman who pursued.
The only conclusion one can draw is that the cops don't bother to do anything even when they see it happening; like the ladies of the night crying come hither, there's just no percentage in rounding them up.
I thought Palm could have gone a step beyond too – in rounding off the Synergy Feature with more differentiators … Kudos on your Cobalt efforts.
Turning our attention toward the liturgical arts, it may be helpful in rounding out our considerations of what might constitute noble simplicity to recall that Sacrosanctum Concilum also speaks of the sacred arts being characterized by a "noble beauty."
Ask ANY statistician, mathematician, physicist, chemist, etc. and they will all tell you that according to the rules of mathematics, rounding is NEVER done in the middle of a problem (precisely because it will give you situations like this).
As we look at the top 20, Marvel took 10 of those spots, with DC claiming 9, and the lone Dark Horse title rounding out the set.
I'd like to remind them that as a trusted SF writer, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.