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.]
Round·ed, a. Phonetics Modified by contraction of the lip opening; labialized; labial. See Guide to Pronunciation, § 11.
adj 1: curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low
rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders" [ant: angular]
2: a chubby body; "the boy had a rounded face and fat cheeks"