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Definitions by Oxford


[raʊnd], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- shaped like a circle or cylinder
(e.g: she was seated at a small, round table)

- shaped like a sphere
(e.g: a round glass ball)

- (of a voice) rich and mellow; not harsh
(e.g: his rich, round voice went down well with the listeners)

- (of a number) expressed in convenient units rather than exactly, for example to the nearest whole number or multiple of ten
(e.g: the size of the fleet is given in round numbers)

- not omitting or disguising anything; frank
(e.g: she berated him in good round terms)


Phrases:
- in the round
- make the rounds
- round about

Origin:
Middle English: from the Old French stem round-, from a variant of Latin rotundus ‘rotund’


[raʊnd], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a circular piece of something
(e.g: cut the pastry into rounds)

- an act of visiting a number of people or places in turn
(e.g: she did the rounds of her family to say goodbye)

- each of a sequence of sessions in a process, typically characterized by development between one session and another
(e.g: the two sides held three rounds of talks)

- a regularly recurring sequence of activities
(e.g: their lives were a daily round of housework and laundry)

- a song for three or more unaccompanied voices or parts, each singing the same theme but starting one after another, at the same pitch or in octaves; a simple canon.

- a slice of bread
(e.g: two rounds of toast)

- the amount of ammunition needed to fire one shot
(e.g: the gun can fire 30 rounds a second)


Phrases:
- in the round
- make the rounds
- round about

Origin:


[raʊnd], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- so as to rotate or cause rotation; with circular motion
(e.g: a plane circled round overhead)

- so as to rotate and face in the opposite direction
(e.g: he swung round to face her)

- so as to surround someone or something
(e.g: everyone crowded round)

- so as to reach a new place or position, typically by moving to the other side of something
(e.g: he made his way round to the back of the building)

- used to suggest idle and purposeless motion or activity
(e.g: he was driving round aimlessly)

- so as to give support and companionship
(e.g: if one girl is distraught the others will rally round)


Phrases:
- in the round
- make the rounds
- round about

Origin:


[raʊnd], (Preposition)

Definitions:
- on every side of (a focal point)
(e.g: the area round the school)

- so as to encircle (someone or something)
(e.g: he wrapped the blanket round him)

- following an approximately circular route past (a corner or obstacle)
(e.g: a bus appeared round the corner)

- so as to cover or take in the whole area of (a place)
(e.g: she went round the house and saw that all the windows were barred)


Phrases:
- in the round
- make the rounds
- round about

Origin:


[raʊnd], (Verb)

Definitions:
- pass and go round (something) so as to move on in a changed direction
(e.g: the ship rounded the cape and sailed north)

- alter (a number) to one less exact but more convenient for calculations
(e.g: we'll round the weight up to the nearest kilo)

- give a round shape to
(e.g: a lathe that rounded chair legs)


Phrases:
- in the round
- make the rounds
- round about

Origin:







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