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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. circular, annular, spherical, globular, cylindrical; approximate. See circularity, rotundity, numeration. — n. revolution, cycle; circuit, ambit, course, itinerary, beat; series, catch, rondeau; routine, rut. See continuity, rotation, business.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Having the shape of a globe]
Syn. spherical, globular, spheroid, orbed, orbicular, orbiculate, globe-shaped, globose, ball-shaped, domical, rotund.
2. [Having the shape of a disk]
Syn. circular, cylindrical, ringed, annular, oval, disk-shaped.
3. [Curved]
Syn. arched, arced, rounded, bowed, looped, whorled, recurved, incurved, coiled, curled.
4. [Approximate]
Syn. rough, in tens, in hundreds; see approximate .
5. [Large]
Syn. liberal, generous, expansive, extensive; see large 1 .
6. [Complete]
Syn. rounded, done, accomplished; see finished 1 .
7. [Around]
Syn. about, near, in the neighborhood of, close to; see approximately .
Syn.- round , the most inclusive of these words, applies to anything shaped like a circle, sphere, or cylinder, or like a part of any of these; spherical applies to a round body or mass having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globular is used of things that are ball-shaped but not necessarily perfect spheres; circular is applied to round lines, or round flat surfaces, in the shape of a ring or disk, and may or may not imply correspondence in form with a perfect circle; annular applies to ringlike forms or structures, as the markings in a cross section of a tree n.
1. [A round object]
Syn. circle, ring, orb, globe; see circle 1 .
2. [A period of action]
Syn. bout, course, whirl, cycle, circuit, routine, performance, tour, beat; see also sequence 1 , series .
3. [A unit of ammunition]
Syn. cartridge, charge, load; see ammunition , bullet , load 3 , shot 2 .
4. [A rung]
Syn. crosspiece, step, stair, tread; see rung .
go the rounds,
Syn. circulate, make the rounds, spread, be passed on; see circulate 1 .
v.
1. [To turn]
Syn. whirl, wheel, spin; see turn 1 .
2. [To make round]
Syn. curve, convolute, bow, arch, bend, loop, whorl, shape, form, recurve, coil, fill out, curl, mold.
Ant. straighten*, flatten, level.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. bout or cycle course, series, circuit, sequence, turn, cycle, tour.
2. gunfire load, burst, salvo, barrage, enfilade, volley, fusillade.
II
v.
circle, encircle, go around, circumnavigate, make a circuit, gird, flank, encompass.
III
a.
1. circular spherical, cylindrical, globular, hooplike, ringlike, ball-like, oval, ovoid, elliptical.
2. rotund roly-poly, spherical, fat, plump, *chubby, stout, obese.
3. resonant full, sonorous, rich.
4. complete full, whole, unbroken, entire.
ANT.: 1. square, straight. 2. angular, thin, slender. 3. thin. 4. incomplete, broken
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Having the shape of a curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point: annular, circular, globoid, globular, spheric, spherical. See GEOMETRY. 2. Well-rounded and full in form: chubby, plump1, plumpish, pudgy, roly-poly, rotund, tubby, zaftig. See FAT. 3. Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound: mellow, orotund, plangent, resonant, resounding, ringing, rotund, sonorous, vibrant. See SOUNDS. 4. Not more or less: complete, entire, full, good, perfect, whole. See PART, PRECISE. II noun 1. Something bent: bend, bow2, crook, curvature, curve, turn. See STRAIGHT. 2. A course, process, or journey that ends where it began or repeats itself: circle, circuit, cycle, orbit, tour, turn. See REPETITION. 3. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other: chain, consecution, course, order, procession, progression, run, sequence, series, string, succession, suite, train. Informal: streak. See ORDER. 4. A course of action to be followed regularly. Often used in plural: routine, track. See USUAL. 5. An area regularly covered, as by a policeman or reporter: beat, circuit, route. See TERRITORY. III verb 1. To swerve from a straight line: angle2, arc, arch, bend, bow2, crook, curve, turn. See STRAIGHT. 2. To supply what is lacking. Also used with off on out: complement, complete, fill in (or out), supplement. See AGREE, PART. IV adverb 1. In or toward a former location or condition: about, around, back, backward, backwards, rearward. See APPROACH. 2. From one end to the other: around, over, through, throughout. See PART.

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