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roundadjective

 us   /rɑʊnd/

round adjective (CIRCULAR)

[-er/-est only] shaped like a circle or having a surface like part of a ball: They sat at a round table. She held up a round mirror. Carlos was a round-cheeked boy.

round adjective (APPROXIMATE)

[not gradable] (of a number) not exact but approximate, and ending in zero: In round numbers, about three million tourists visit each year.

roundverb [T]

 us   /rɑʊnd/

round verb [T] (MOVE AROUND)

to go around something and arrive on the other side: The car rounded the corner and stopped in front of the house.

roundnoun [C]

 us   /rɑʊnd/

round noun [C] (SINGLE EVENT)

a single event or a small group of similar events that are part of a larger series of events: The first round of negotiations got nowhere. In many sports, a round is a stage in a competition: They lost in the first round of the tournament. In golf, a round is a complete game. In boxing, a round is one of the periods during which the competitors fight.round of applause A round of applause is a period of clapping to show approval: Let’s give the band a nice round of applause.round (of drinks) A round (of drinks) is a drink for each person in a group.

round noun [C] (BULLET)

a bullet or other piece of ammunition (= something that can be shot from a weapon or exploded): They fired several rounds, then fled.

roundadverb

 us   /rɑʊnd/

round adverb (MOVE AROUND)

around
Translations of “round”
in Arabic دائري…
in Korean 둥근…
in Malaysian bulat, tembam…
in French rond…
in Turkish yuvarlak, toparlak…
in Italian rotondo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圍繞, 環繞, 繞過…
in Russian круглый…
in Polish okrągły…
in Vietnamese tròn, bụ bẫm…
in Spanish redondo…
in Portuguese redondo…
in Thai เป็นรูปทรงกลม, กลม ๆ…
in German rund, rundlich…
in Catalan rodó…
in Japanese 丸い, 円形の…
in Indonesian bundar, bulat, montok…
in Chinese (Simplified) 围绕, 环绕, 绕过…
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