Synonyms of round in English:

round


See definition of round

adjective

1‘a small round window’

SYNONYMS

circular, disc-shaped, disc-like

ring-shaped, hoop-shaped, hoop-like, annular

spherical, globular, ball-shaped, globe-shaped, orb-shaped, orb-like, 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’

SYNONYMS

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

North American informal zaftig, corn-fed, lard-assed

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’

SYNONYMS

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

free-spoken

ANTONYMS

evasive


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’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

succession, sequence, series, cycle

5‘the gun can fire 30 rounds a second’

SYNONYMS

bullet, cartridge, shell, shot


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


adverb

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


verb

1‘the ship rounded the point’

SYNONYMS

go round, move round, travel round, sail round, circumnavigate

orbit

skirt


Phrases

    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 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

      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, batty, bonkers, cuckoo, loopy, loony, bananas, loco, dippy, screwy, touched, gaga, doolally, up the pole, not all there, out to lunch, not right upstairs, away with the fairies

      British

      barmy, crackers, barking, barking mad, round the twist, off one's trolley, as daft as a brush, not the full shilling, two sandwiches short of a picnic

      North American

      buggy, off the wall, nutsy, nutso, out of one's tree, meshuga, squirrelly, wacko, gonzo

      Canadian NZ Australian

      bushed

      NZ

      porangi

      ANTONYMS

      sane

    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 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 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, lambaste

      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

    round someone/something up

      SYNONYMS

      gather together, herd together, drive together, bring together, muster, marshal, rally, assemble, collect, group

      North American

      corral, wrangle

      ANTONYMS

      disperse, scatter