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Meaning of “round” in the English Dictionary

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roundpreposition, adverb

uk   /raʊnd/ mainly UK (US usually around)
  • round preposition, adverb (AROUND)

A2 in a ​circulardirection or ​position; around: The ​moon goes round the ​earth. We ​ran round (the ​outside of the ​house) to the back, ​looking for the ​dog. The ​idea has been going round and round in my ​head all ​day (= I can't ​stopthinking about it). When one ​enginestopped, we had to turn round (= ​turn to ​face the ​oppositedirection) and ​flyhome. He ​tried to go round the ​keeper (= ​move with the ​football past a ​goalkeeper) but was ​forcedwide.

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  • round preposition, adverb (IN ALL PARTS)

B1 in every ​part of a ​place, or in ​variousparts of a ​place: The ​landlordshowed 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) .

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  • round preposition, adverb (SURROUNDING)

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.

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  • round preposition, adverb (DIRECTION)

A2 in a ​particulardirection: The ​garden is round the back (of the ​house). I used to ​live round (= near) here when I was a ​child. You must come round (to my ​house) ​sometimesoon.UK not standard We're going round (= to) the ​pub for a ​quickdrink.

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roundadjective

uk   us   /raʊnd/
  • round adjective (CIRCULAR)

A2 shaped like a ​ball or ​circle, or ​curved: Tennis ​balls and ​oranges are round. a round ​hole/​stone/​table/​window a round ​face round ​eyes

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  • round adjective (COMPLETE)

(of a ​number) ​whole or ​complete; given to the ​nearest 1, 10, 100, etc. and not as ​exactamounts: 2.8 to the ​nearest round number is 3. "I've got 95 ​bottles here for you." "Could you make it a round hundred, ​please?"

roundnoun [C]

uk   us   /raʊnd/
  • round noun [C] (GROUP)

C2 a ​number of things or ​group of ​events: Russia and ​America will ​hold another round oftalks next ​month. When we were ​younglife was just one ​long round of ​parties/​pleasure.C2 drinks that you ​buy for a ​group of ​people: It's ​yourturn to ​buy a round. He ​bought a round of ​drinks to say ​thank you. UK a ​singleslice of toast, or a ​sandwich UK (US route) a set of ​regularvisits that you make to a ​number of ​places or ​people, ​especially in ​order to take ​products as ​part of ​yourjob: He has a milk/​paper round. specialized music a ​song for several ​singers, who ​beginsinging one after the other at ​variouspoints in the ​song

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  • round noun [C] (COMPETITION PART)

B2 a ​part of a ​competition: She was ​knocked out of the ​championship in the third round. one of the ​periods of ​time during a boxing or ​wrestlingmatch when the ​competitors are ​fighting a ​completegame in golf
  • round noun [C] (BULLET)

a ​bullet or other ​singlepiece of ​ammunition: The ​soldiers had only 20 rounds ​left.

roundverb [T]

uk   us   /raʊnd/
(Definition of round from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​singleevent or a ​smallgroup of ​similarevents that are ​part of a ​largerseries 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 ​completegame. 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
(Definition of round from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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roundadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /raʊnd/
used to describe a ​number that is given to the nearest 1, 10, 100, etc. and not as an ​exactamount: 2.8 to the nearest a round ​number is 3. In round ​figures, he ​earns $80,000.

roundnoun [C]

uk   us   /raʊnd/
a ​group of ​events: The EU will ​hold another round of ​talks next month. around of ​meetings The school ​buildingprogramme has been ​stopped in the latest round of ​cuts.
(also route) a set of ​regular visits that you make to a ​number of ​places or ​people, especially in ​order to take ​products as ​part of your ​job: a milk/​paper round
(Definition of round from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “round”
in Korean 둥근…
in Arabic دائري…
in Malaysian bulat, tembam…
in French rond…
in Russian круглый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圍繞, 環繞, 繞過…
in Italian rotondo…
in Turkish yuvarlak, toparlak…
in Polish okrągły…
in Spanish redondo…
in Vietnamese tròn, bụ bẫm…
in Portuguese redondo…
in Thai เป็นรูปทรงกลม, กลม ๆ…
in German rund, rundlich…
in Catalan rodó…
in Japanese 丸い, 円形の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 围绕, 环绕, 绕过…
in Indonesian bundar, bulat, montok…
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