Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “round”

round

preposition, adverb (IN ALL PARTS)  /raʊnd/ mainly UK (US usually around)
B1 in every part of a place , or in various parts of a place : The landlord showed me round (the house ). I had to go all round town to find a hotel that was open . This virus has been going round (the school ) (= many people have had it) .Somewhere, anywhere, nowhere, or everywhere Grammar:Around or round?Around and round are prepositions or adverbs. We use around and round when we refer to movements in circles or from one place to another. Around and round can both be used. Around is more common in American English. Round is a little more common in speaking:
(Definition of round prepositionadverb (IN ALL PARTS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of round

Word of the Day

familiarity

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More