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English definition of “round”


preposition, adverb (SURROUNDING)  /raʊnd/ mainly UK (US usually around)
A2 on all or some sides of something: We sat round the fire . The house has trees all round. The pyramid is 50 metres high and 100 metres round (the base ). Everyone for a mile round (= in the area ) heard the explosion .Enclosing, surrounding and immersing 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 (SURROUNDING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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