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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rounder a tool for rounding corners or edges
    • n rounder a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rounder A tool for making an edge or surface round.
    • Rounder An English game somewhat resembling baseball; also, another English game resembling the game of fives, but played with a football. "Now we play rounders, and then we played prisoner's base."
    • Rounder One who rounds; one who comes about frequently or regularly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rounder One who or that which rounds or makes round; specifically, a tool for rounding, or rounding out or off, as a cylindrical rock-boring tool with an indented face, a plane used by wheel wrights for rounding off tenons, etc.
    • n rounder One who habitually goes round, or from point to point and back, for any purpose; especially, one who continually goes the round of misdemeanor, arrest, trial, imprisonment, and release, as a habitual drunkard or petty thief.
    • n rounder Something well rounded or filled out; a round or plump oath. or the like.
    • n rounder A round; an act or instance of going or passing round. Specifically— A round of demonstrative speech or procedure: as, they gave him a rounder (a round of applause).
    • n rounder A complete run in the game of rounders.
    • n rounder plural A game played with a soft and small ball and a bat of about 2 feet in length. About four or five players are on each side. The game is played on a ground in the form of a rectangle or pentagon with a base at each angle; on one of these bases, called the “home,” the batsman stands. When the ball is thrown toward the batter he tries to drive it away as far as he can and secure a run completely round the boundary, or over any of the parts of it, before he can be hit by the ball secured and thrown at him by one of the opposite party. In some forms of the game the batter is declared out if he fails to strike the ball, if he drives it too short a distance to secure a run, or if the ball from his bat is caught in the air by one of the opposite party. From rounders the game of base-ball has been developed.
    • n rounder In England, a game like fives, but played with a football.
    • n rounder Specifically— A tool used by bookbinders for shaping the back of a book.
    • n rounder A round-tool.
    • n rounder A gage for laying out round work.
    • n rounder A machine for making round corners, moldings, etc.
    • n rounder A rounding-plane or rounding-jack.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rounder one that frequents a place: a tool for making an edge round:
    • Rounder (pl.) an English game out of which base-ball grew, played with a small ball and a bat about two feet long
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. roond (Fr. rond)—L. rotundusrota, a wheel.


In literature:

Her thin frame began to fill out, her face grew rounder, and her smile was sweetness itself.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Joe was simply frightened, and his eyes grew bigger and rounder than ever.
"The Big Brother" by George Cary Eggleston
He recognized me as a rounder.
"By the Christmas Fire" by Samuel McChord Crothers
Many a lovable rounder has proved himself to be a first-class fighting man.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
The eyes of Felix grew rounder and rounder, as the Pine Queen gave these directions, and he rubbed them to be quite certain that he was awake.
"Little Folks" by Various
A group of hardened rounders follows.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
In face they resemble the Hottentots, but they have rounder chins, and they are far less black.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
And rounder and rounder!
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Make-believe was so real to him that during a meal of it you could see him getting rounder.
"Peter and Wendy" by James Matthew Barrie
Sweet-scented was milder, the leaf was rounder and the fibers were finer.
"Tobacco in Colonial Virginia" by Melvin Herndon
In those, the quiet days of his realm when most things were going well, his face beneath his beard had taken a rounder and a smoother outline.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
Now she saw that they were rounder than most people's.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
What caused the difference was a wavy strand of hair, a rounder curve on a cheek.
"In Times Like These" by Nellie L. McClung
The Doubtful Dromedary's eyes grew rounder and rounder.
"The Royal Book of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Give a reason why the limbs of youth are rounder than those of the aged.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
It looked softer, rounder, and more lightly poised.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
You've noticed that electric light complexion some of our Broadway rounders gets on?
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
Moira's eyes got bigger and rounder.
"Special Delivery" by Damon Francis Knight
Whether baseball, our great national game, is a development of "rounders" or of "town ball" will ever be a question.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5" by Various
When they had eaten they threw down their veils and began to play at ball, at a game like rounders.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang

In poetry:

The Iris her pennon unfurls,
My unspoken message to carry,
A flower-poem writ by a fairy,
And Buttercups rounder than pearls.
"With A Bunch Of Spring Flowers" by Kate Seymour Maclean
But on the neatest thing he hed
Around the place or dwellin',
I guess he never paid a red
Of taxes. No mush melon
Was rounder, sweeter, pinker than
The old Man's daughter, Minta Ann.
"The Deacon And His Daughter" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
"What is rounder than a wheel?
Where do they eat the holiest meal?
Where does the sun go down to his seat?
And where do they lay the dead man's feet?"
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
"Now tell me, Herd, and tell me fair,
Whose are the sheep thou art driving there?
And what is rounder than a wheel?
And where do they eat the holiest meal?"
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
"The sun is rounder than a wheel.
They eat at the altar the holiest meal.
The sun in the West goes down to his seat:
And they lay to the East the dead man's feet.
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow

In news:

Rob Duskey and The Rounders, from left: Brian Hardman, Megan Zurkey,Stu Laven, Rob Kovacs, Mike Paciotti, Rob Duskey.
Most people these days probably know Nathaniel Rateliff best as an acclaimed singer-songwriter with an album out on Rounder Records who's toured and shared bills locally with Mumford & Sons.
Michael Floyd, chosen 13th overall by the Arizona Cardinals, joined teammate and third-rounder Jamell Fleming in signing Monday, the team announced.
We year-rounders can get a little territorial during the January surge.
The first match I watched from this week's Shanghai Masters was the opening-rounder between Tommy Haas and Nicolas Almagro.
Last of 1st-rounders to sign, he gets squeezed because of team's hard salary cap.
And her prominent derrière has a lot of women (and some men) considering plastic surgery to get the same higher, rounder look with a butt lift.
Rob Duskey and The Rounders, from left: Brian Hardman, Megan Zurkey,Stu Laven, Rob Kovacs, Mike Paciotti, Rob Duskey.
Avalene Rounder, 85, of Brownsburg, passed away Nov 13, 2012.
Survivors include children Rudy (Linda) Rounder, Gary Rounder, and Lynn (Alvin) Dickey.
Twins first- rounder Alex Wimmers.
Rounder celebrates 40th anniversary at the Opry.
Bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent has left Rounder Records after 10 years of recording for the label.
Rhonda's brother, Darrin, continues to record for Rounder as half of the duo, Dailey & Vincent.
The Sottoriva heavy-duty divider- rounder delivers high output with up to six rows of dough.

In science:

Thus the nucleus is significantly rounder than the galaxy itself, although overall, FCCB729 is a very flattened system.
Evidence for a warm ISM in Fornax dEs - II. FCC032, FCC206 and FCCB729
The same structure is visible in the Brγ and [Fe ii] flux maps, although a bit rounder.
The central parsecs of Centaurus A: High Excitation Gas, a Molecular Disk, and the Mass of the Black Hole
They find that while the central concentration does result in rounder, more radially anisotropic haloes, the halo’s shape is essentially returned to its original state if the disc is artificially ‘evaporated’.
Influence of baryons on the orbital structure of dark matter haloes
This indicates that the character of the orbits is not generally changed by the central mass concentration, the box orbits are not destroyed but simply become rounder in line with the potential.
Influence of baryons on the orbital structure of dark matter haloes
Power-law galaxies clearly have preferentially higher ellipticity, while core galaxies are preferentially rounder, in general agreement with the results of Tremblay & Merritt (1996), who explored the relationship between axis ratios and luminosity.
Cores and the Kinematics of Early-Type Galaxies
Power-laws with inner ellipticity > 0.25 mostly have inner stellar disks, rounder than 0.25 never do.
Cores and the Kinematics of Early-Type Galaxies
Nearly all power-law galaxies with ǫ ≥ 0.3 have inner disks, implying that they are present in the rounder powerlaw galaxies, but are not seen due to unfavorable viewing angles.
Cores and the Kinematics of Early-Type Galaxies
Since the multipole intensity used in Figure 1 (km = 0.3) is smaller than that used in Figure 2 (km = 0.6), the critical curves of the former are rounder than those of the latter.
Multipole Gravitational Lensing and High-order Perturbations on the Quadrupole Lens
For example, about a decade ago it was suggested that radio-loud galaxies were redder by about 0.03 mag. in B − V (Sparks 1983), rounder (Disney & Sparks 1984), more rapidly rotating (Jenkins 1984) and in denser environments (Sparks et al. 1984) than their radio-quiet counterparts of the same optical luminosity.
The radio background: radio-loud galaxies at high and low redshifts
It is related to the fact that the PSR galaxies are also rounder, and generally lacking in an extended aligned component of blue light.
The radio background: radio-loud galaxies at high and low redshifts
This result is very robust and quite obvious given the images: the PSR galaxies are rounder, with generally little sign of the disturbance evident in many of the 3CR images.
The radio background: radio-loud galaxies at high and low redshifts
This could be the reason for the significantly rounder globular clusters in M31 and the Milky Way as compared with the LMC and SMC clusters (Han & Ryden 1994).
Dynamical masses, time-scales, and evolution of star clusters
In inside-out outbursts the rise to maximum is therefore slower than when the outburst is outside-in, and the light curves have a ‘rounder’ shape.
The disc instability model of dwarf-novae and low-mass X-ray binary transients
Faster rotators seem to have rounder disks, which are more self-gravitating.
Dark Matter in Galaxies: Observational overview
Figure 4 suggests that faster rotators have rounder disks, which are more self-gravitating.
Dark Matter in Galaxies: Observational overview