noun Etymology: French rondeur roundness, from Middle French, from rond round, from Old French reont, reund — more at round Date: circa 1600 1. round 1a 2. gracefully rounded curvature

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  • Rondure — Ron dure, n. [Cf. F. rondeur roundness.] 1. A round; a circle. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Roundness; plumpness. [R.] [1913 Webster] High kirtled for the chase, and what was shown Of maiden rondure, like the rose half blown. Lowell. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rondure — [rän′jər, rän′dyoor] n. [Fr rondeur < rond,ROUND1] Rare a circle or sphere; roundness …   English World dictionary

  • rondure — ˈränjə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: modification (influenced by ure) of French rondeur roundness, from Middle French, from rond round + eur or more at ronde 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • rondure — /ron jeuhr/, n. 1. a circle or sphere. 2. a graceful curving or roundness. [1590 1600; < F rondeur, deriv. of rond ROUND1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rondure — noun a) a graceful round object, or a graceful curvature b) a ring or sphere …   Wiktionary

  • rondure — ron·dure …   English syllables

  • Roundure — Roun dure (?; 135), n. [Cf. {Rondure}.] Roundness; a round or circle. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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