Associations to the word «Roundabout»


ROUNDABOUT, adjective. Indirect, circuitous, or circumlocutionary.
ROUNDABOUT, adjective. Encircling; enveloping; comprehensive.
ROUNDABOUT, noun. (chiefly UK) (New Zealand) (Canada and Australia) A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
ROUNDABOUT, noun. (chiefly British) A children's play apparatus, often found in parks, which rotates around a central axis when pushed.
ROUNDABOUT, noun. A fairground carousel.
ROUNDABOUT, noun. A detour
ROUNDABOUT, noun. A short, close-fitting coat or jacket worn by men or boys, especially in the 19th century.

Dictionary definition

ROUNDABOUT, noun. A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary".
ROUNDABOUT, noun. A large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement.
ROUNDABOUT, adjective. Marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct; "the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"; "a roundabout paragraph"; "hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend".
ROUNDABOUT, adjective. Deviating from a straight course; "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic".

Wise words

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Alexander Pope