Definitions for roundabout

Definitions for (noun) roundabout

Main entry: carousel, carrousel, merry-go-round, whirligig, roundabout

Definition: a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement

Main entry: traffic circle, circle, rotary, roundabout

Definition: a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island

Usage: the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary

Definitions for (adj) roundabout

Main entry: roundabout, devious, circuitous

Definition: deviating from a straight course

Usage: a scenic but devious route; a long and circuitous journey by train and boat; a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic

Main entry: circuitous, roundabout

Definition: marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct

Usage: the explanation was circuitous and puzzling; a roundabout paragraph; hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend

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