HyperDic: roundabout

English > 4 senses of the word roundabout:
ADJECTIVEallroundabout, circuitousmarked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct
allroundabout, devious, circuitousdeviating from a straight course
NOUNartifactroundabout, traffic circle, circle, rotarya road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
artifactroundabout, carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, whirligiga large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
roundabout > pronunciation
Soundsraw'ndahbaw.t
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English > roundabout: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct.
Examples
  • "a roundabout paragraph"
  • "hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend"
Synonymcircuitous
BroaderindirectExtended senses
English > roundabout: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningdeviating from a straight course.
Example "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"
Synonymsdevious, circuitous
Broaderindirectnot direct in spatial dimension
Catalanindirecte
Spanishindirecto
English > roundabout: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island.
Synonymstraffic circle, circle, rotary
Part ofroad, routeAn open way (generally public) for travel or transportation / transportation
BroaderjunctionThe place where two or more things come together
Catalanrotonda
English > roundabout: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement.
Synonymscarousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, whirligig
BroaderrideA mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
Catalancarrusel, cavallets
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