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To pour round; to spread round. His army circumfused on either wing. Milton.

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  • SPREADINGLY
    , adv. Increasingly. The best times were spreadingly infected. Milton.
  • ROUNDWORM
    A nematoid worm.
  • ROUNDISH
    Somewhat round; as, a roundish seed; a roundish figure. -- Round"ish*ness, n.
  • ROUNDABOUTNESS
    The quality of being roundabout; circuitousness.
  • ROUNDFISH
    Any ordinary market fish, exclusive of flounders, sole, halibut, and other flatfishes. A lake whitefish , less compressed than the common species. It is very abundant in British America and Alaska.
  • ROUND-UP
    The act of collecting or gathering together scattered cattle by riding around them and driving them in.
  • ROUNDSMAN
    A patrolman; also, a policeman who acts as an inspector over the rounds of the patrolmen.
  • ROUNDHEADED
    Having a round head or top.
  • SPREAD-EAGLED
    1. To place in a spread-eagle position, especially as a means of punishment. 2. being in a position with the arms and legs extended fully.
  • ROUNDHEAD
    A nickname for a Puritan. See Roundheads, the, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction. Toone.
  • SPREAD-EAGLE
    Characterized by a pretentious, boastful, exaggerated style; defiantly or extravagantly bombastic; as, a spread-eagle orator; a spread-eagle speech.
  • ROUND
    To whisper. Shak. Holland. The Bishop of Glasgow rounding in his ear, "Ye are not a wise man," . . . he rounded likewise to the bishop, and said, "Wherefore brought ye me here" Calderwood.
  • ROUNDURE
    Roundness; a round or circle. Shak.
  • CIRCUMFUSION
    The act of pouring or spreading round; the state of being spread round. Swift.
  • ROUNDEL
    A rondelay. "Sung all the roundel lustily." Chaucer. Come, now a roundel and a fairy song. Shak. 2. Anything having a round form; a round figure; a circle. The Spaniards, casting themselves into roundels, . . . made a flying march to Calais. Bacon.
  • ROUNDNESS
    1. The quality or state of being round in shape; as, the roundness of the globe, of the orb of the sun, of a ball, of a bowl, a column, etc. 2. Fullness; smoothness of flow; as, the roundness of a period; the roundness of a note; roundness of tone.
  • CIRCUMFUSE
    To pour round; to spread round. His army circumfused on either wing. Milton.
  • ROUNDED
    Modified by contraction of the lip opening; labialized; labial. See Guide to Pronunciation, § 11.
  • ROUNDLY
    1. In a round form or manner. 2. Openly; boldly; peremptorily; plumply. He affirms everything roundly. Addison. 3. Briskly; with speed. locke. Two of the outlaws walked roundly forward. Sir W. Scott. 4. Completely; vigorously; in earnest. Shak.
  • ROUNDING
    Round or nearly round; becoming round; roundish.
  • MISGROUND
    To found erroneously. "Misgrounded conceit." Bp. Hall.
  • UNDERGROUND INSURANCE
    Wildcat insurance.
  • GROUNDWORK
    That which forms the foundation or support of anything; the basis; the essential or fundamental part; first principle. Dryden.
  • PLAYGROUND
    A piece of ground used for recreation; as, the playground of a school.
  • GROUNDEN
    p. p. of Grind. Chaucer.
  • BEDSPREAD
    A bedquilt; a counterpane; a coverlet.
  • QUARTER ROUND
    An ovolo.
  • FOREGROUND
    On a painting, and sometimes in a bas-relief, mosaic picture, or the like, that part of the scene represented, which is nearest to the spectator, and therefore occupies the lowest part of the work of art itself. Cf. Distance, n., 6.
  • DISPREAD
    To spread abroad, or different ways; to spread apart; to open; as, the sun dispreads his beams. Spenser.
  • GROUNDNUT
    The fruit of the Arachis hypogæa ; the peanut; the earthnut. A leguminous, twining plant , producing clusters of dark purple flowers and having a root tuberous and pleasant to the taste. The dwarf ginseng . Gray. A European plant of the genus
  • ENROUND
    To surround. Shak.
  • OUTSPREAD
    To spread out; to expand; -- usually as a past part. or adj.
  • GROUNDLESS
    Without ground or foundation; wanting cause or reason for support; not authorized; false; as, groundless fear; a groundless report or assertion. -- Ground"less*ly, adv. -- Ground"less*ness, n.
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