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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Round, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Rounding.]
 1. To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to round the edges of anything.
    Worms with many feet, which round themselves into balls, are bred chiefly under logs of timber.   --Bacon.
    The figures on our modern medals are raised and rounded to a very great perfection.   --Addison.
 2. To surround; to encircle; to encompass.
 The inclusive verge
 Of golden metal that must round my brow.   --Shak.
 3. To bring to fullness or completeness; to complete; hence, to bring to a fit conclusion.
 We are such stuff
 As dreams are made on, and our little life
 Is rounded with a sleep.   --Shak.
 4. To go round wholly or in part; to go about (a corner or point); as, to round a corner; to round Cape Horn.
 5. To make full, smooth, and flowing; as, to round periods in writing.
 To round in Naut. To haul up; usually, to haul the slack of (a rope) through its leading block, or to haul up (a tackle which hangs loose) by its fall. --Totten. (b) To collect together (cattle) by riding around them, as on cattle ranches. [Western U.S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Round·ing, a. Round or nearly round; becoming round; roundish.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Round·ing, n.
 1. Naut. Small rope, or strands of rope, or spun yarn, wound round a rope to keep it from chafing; -- called also service.
 2. Phonetics Modifying a speech sound by contraction of the lip opening; labializing; labialization. See Guide to Pronunciation, § 11.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding
          off numbers to a convenient number of decimals; "taxes
          are rounded off to the nearest dollar but the rounding
          error is surprisingly small" [syn: rounding error]