rotund

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj rotund excessively fat "a weighty man"
    • adj rotund (of sounds) full and rich "orotund tones","the rotund and reverberating phrase","pear-shaped vowels"
    • adj rotund spherical in shape
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rotund A rotunda.
    • Rotund Hence, complete; entire.
    • Rotund (Bot) orbicular, or nearly so.
    • Rotund Round; circular; spherical.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rotund Round or roundish; spherical or globular; rounded out; convexly protuberant; bulbous: as, a rotund paunch or figure.
    • rotund In botany and entomology, circumscribed by one unbroken curve, or without angles: as, a rotund leaf or wing.
    • n rotund A rotunda.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Rotund rō-tund′ round: spherical: convexly protuberant
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. rotundus,. See Round, and cf. Rotunda
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. rotundusrota, a wheel.

Usage

In literature:

Honesty is writ large on his rotund countenance.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
That theory, however, was based upon his belief in the rotundity of the earth.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
He had harried the heels of the rotund runner in special amusement, but he had not designed murder.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
He was a cheerful, rotund little man with round simple eyes and a smile that went all over his face.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
They wielded enormous fans, nearly two feet long; they had capuchins to their cloaks; and they delighted in the rotundity of hoops.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various
He glanced down at his rotund figure.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
And the rotund little McWilliams answered in a manner that convinced McGee that Mac was really wishing he were not here.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
There were no angles about him anywhere, nothing but rotundity.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
The rotund Mr. Hunter is rolling about actively to-day, hunting for more news.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
He was short and stout, but there was no suggestion of jollity or even of good-humor in his rotundity.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
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In poetry:

They see in his gay rotundity
A clumsy stuffed-out dress -
They see in the cup he waves on high
A tinselled emptiness.
"At a Pantomime." by William Schwenck Gilbert
Almost her spirit seems moribund!
O teach them, 'tis not she displays
The panic of a purse rotund,
Eternal dread of evil days, -
"Lines To A Friend Visiting America" by George Meredith
But oh, how changed! That rotund face
The new moon rivall'd, pale and thin;
Where once was cheek, now empty space;
Whate'er stood out, did now stand in.
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier
What mean yon cries where the flat world dies
In hazy rotundity —
Tumult a-swoon, silence a-croon,
Lapped in profundity — bane or boon
Or only the drone of a fever rune?
"Prarie Storm Rune" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Still at the top of your stairs I see you stand
Bowing a little in your courtly manner,
Smiling and gracious, shining and pink and rotund,
Bidding us into the privilege of your dinner.
"For: Kenneth Slessor" by Douglas Alexander Stewart
Alas! the frog's success was slight,
Which really was a wonder,
In view of how with main and might
He strove to grow rotunder!
And, standing patiently the while,
The bull displayed a quiet smile.
"The Arrogant Frog And The Superior Bull" by Guy Wetmore Carryl

In news:

Walmart and ICHC have an addictive online game called NOM NOM NOM 4 FUD in which players direct a rotund marmalade tabby around a house.
Even now, half a century after a Massachusetts inventor named Earl Tupper made the world safe for deviled eggs and rotund lettuces, Tupperware is a vision of perfection.
Officer Ray (Gary Basaraba) on NBC's "Boomtown": The rotund cop is dead weight , and as entertaining as athlete's foot, besides.
Somewhere in the middle of Interstate 17 between Flagstaff and Phoenix, AZ, the mystery of Christmas lives on in a juniper tree that looks more like a rotund tumbleweed than a traditional holiday decoration.
Harlem is inviting all Laurel and Hardy fans to the city Saturday, Oct 6, to celebrate the more rotund half of the comedic duo.
Sandoval's rotund shape won the hearts of Bay Area fans.
Food and drink run the gamut, from the polite French sensibility of Le Gans to the brazen booziness of the Village Idiot, whose rotund owner is prone to biting the heart out of beer cans and bear-hugging patrons.
Created for Harper's Weekly in 1881, it helped to change the image of Saint Nicholas from that of a thin, serious bishop to one of a rotund, jolly old elf.
Like Ebenezer Scrooge, a certain rotund, snow-haired, thrice-married GOP presidential candidate regards poor children as slackers.
I'm aware that this rotund figure doesn't look much like Harper.
Electronica Jonathan Davis Named for the fabulously hairy and rotund, The 2 Bears hail in part from the London DJ scene.
The rotund fellow in this video has the perfect physique for imitating a seal .
Ernest is one of a pouffe trio—Frank and Henry complete the threesome—that showcase the Scottish lass's take on a rotund wooly jumper.
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In science:

In particular, one of the open problems in is whether on a given WCG Banach space with an equivalent C k -Fr´echet smooth norm, there exists an equivalent locally uniformly rotund (LUR) norm which is a uniform limit on bounded sets of C k -Fr´echet smooth norms.
$C^k$-smooth approximations of LUR norms
There is a closely related problem of obtaining a norm which shares simultaneously good rotundity and smoothness properties.
$C^k$-smooth approximations of LUR norms
Zizler, On residuality of the set of rotund norms on a Banach space, Math.
$C^k$-smooth approximations of LUR norms
It is well known that (U C ) implies (kR) and (kR) implies ((k + 1)R), and (kR) spaces are reflexive and rotund, and it is easy to see that (k − N U C ) implies (kR).
On Some Geometric Properties Of Sequence Space Defined By de la Vallee-Poussin Mean
If V has this property of generic points then we say it is rotund. (Zilber used the terms normal and ex-normal.) Thus in order to understand types in exponential fields satisfying SC, one is inevitably led to varieties which are rotund and free.
The algebraic numbers definable in various exponential fields
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