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round

adjective  /rɑʊnd/ us  

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.

round

verb [T]  /rɑʊnd/ us  

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.

round

noun [C]  /rɑʊnd/ us  

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.

round

adverb  /rɑʊnd/ us  

round adverb (MOVE AROUND)

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