rounders


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round·er

 (roun′dər)
n.
1. One that rounds, especially a tool for rounding corners and edges.
2. One, such as a security guard, who makes rounds.
3. A dissolute person.
4. Sports
a. A boxing match that goes on for a specified number of rounds. Often used in combination: a five-rounder.
b. rounders(used with a sing. verb) An English ball game similar to baseball.

rounders

(ˈraʊndəz)
n
(Ball Games, other than specified) (functioning as singular) Brit a ball game in which players run between posts after hitting the ball, scoring a 'rounder' if they run round all four before the ball is retrieved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rounders - an English ball game similar to baseball
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
Translations

rounders

[ˈraʊndərz] npl (= game) → thèque f
Rounders is a bit like baseball, but it's mostly played by children → La thèque ressemble un peu au base-ball, mais est surtout pratiquée par les enfants.

rounders

n sing (Brit Sport) → ˜ Schlagball m
References in classic literature ?
I had an idea it came natural to a body, like rounders and touch.
Prisoner's base, rounders, high-cock-a-lorum, cricket, football - he was soon initiated into the delights of them all; and though most of the boys were older than himself, he managed to hold his own very well.
His round eyes grew rounder still, and his brow puckered in dismay as he saw that she was angry.
A day or two afterward found the active and judicious editor examining, with blue eyes that seemed to grow rounder and rounder, the second instalment of Mr Finn's tale of mysteries in high life.
She said afterwards that she had never seen in all her life such a face as the King made, when he found himself held in the air by an invisible hand, and being dusted: he was far too much astonished to cry out, but his eyes and his mouth went on getting larger and larger, and rounder and rounder, till her hand shook so with laughing that she nearly let him drop upon the floor.
His hair was bound round, workman fashion, with a wisp of lime-tree bast, and his round face seemed rounder and pleasanter than ever.
Dickon's curious blue eyes grew rounder and rounder.
She found herself taking pride in Rebecca's improved appearance, her rounder throat and cheeks, and her better color; she was wont to mention the length of Rebecca's hair and add a word as to its remarkable evenness and lustre, at times when Mrs.
She is much a woman--elle est bien femme, as they say here; simpler, softer, rounder, richer than the young girls I spoke of just now.
Make-believe was so real to him that during a meal of it you could see him getting rounder.
Above the clustering gasometers three unfamiliar shapes appeared, thin, wallowing bladders that flapped and rolled about, and grew bigger and bigger and rounder and rounder--balloons in course of inflation for the South of England Aero Club's Saturday-afternoon ascent.
The firm tower, that is Ahab; the volcano, that is Ahab; the courageous, the undaunted, and victorious fowl, that, too, is Ahab; all are Ahab; and this round gold is but the image of the rounder globe, which, like a magician's glass, to each and every man in turn but mirrors back his own mysterious self.