round Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "round" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

roundpreposition, adverb

uk   /raʊnd/ mainly UK (US usually around)

round preposition, adverb (AROUND)

A2 in a circular direction 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 stop thinking about it). When one engine stopped, we had to turn round (= turn to face the opposite direction) and fly home. He tried to go round the keeper (= move with the football past a goalkeeper) but was forced wide.
More examples

round preposition, adverb (IN ALL PARTS)

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) .
More examples

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.
More examples

round preposition, adverb (DIRECTION)

A2 in a particular direction: 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) sometime soon.UK not standard We're going round (= to) the pub for a quick drink.
More examples

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
More examples

round adjective (COMPLETE)

(of a number) whole or complete; given to the nearest 1, 10, 100, etc. and not as exact amounts: 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 of talks next month. When we were young life was just one long round of parties/pleasure.C2 drinks that you buy for a group of people: It's your turn to buy a round. He bought a round of drinks to say thank you. UK a single slice of toast, or a sandwich UK (US 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: He has a milk/paper round. specialized music a song for several singers, who begin singing one after the other at various points in the song
More examples

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 wrestling match when the competitors are fighting a complete game in golf

round noun [C] (BULLET)

a bullet or other single piece of ammunition : The soldiers had only 20 rounds left.

roundverb [T]

uk   us   /raʊnd/
to go around something: Colin rounded the corner at high speed.
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…
(Definition of round from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of round?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “round” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
hurdle

a frame or fence for jumping over in a race

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More