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round 1

adj. round·er, round·est
a. Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center: a round ball.
b. Moving in or forming a circle.
c. Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
d. Rather rounded in shape: the child's round face.
e. Full in physique; plump: a round figure.
a. Linguistics Formed or articulated with the lips in a rounded shape: a round vowel.
b. Full in tone; sonorous.
3. Whole or complete; full: a round dozen.
a. Mathematics Having been rounded.
b. Not exact, especially when expressed as a multiple of 10; approximate: a round estimate.
5. Large; considerable: a round sum of money.
6. Brought to satisfactory conclusion or completion; finished.
a. Outspoken; blunt: a round scolding.
b. Done with full force; unrestrained: gave me a round thrashing.
a. Something, such as a circle, disk, globe, or ring, that is round.
b. A circle formed of various things.
c. Movement around a circle or about an axis.
2. A rung or crossbar, as one on a ladder or chair.
3. A cut of beef from the part of the thigh between the rump and the shank.
4. An assembly of people; a group.
5. A round dance.
a. A complete course, succession, or series: a round of parties; a round of negotiations.
b. often rounds A course of customary or prescribed actions, duties, or places: physicians' rounds.
7. A complete range or extent.
8. One drink for each person in a gathering or group: Let me buy the next round.
9. A single outburst, as of applause or cheering.
a. A single shot or volley.
b. Ammunition for a single shot or volley.
11. A specified number of arrows shot from a specified distance to a target in archery.
12. Sports & Games A unit of play that occupies a specified time, constitutes a certain number of plays, or allows each player a turn, especially the 18-hole sequence played in golf or one of the periods in a boxing match.
13. Music A composition for two or more voices in which each voice enters at a different time with the same melody.
v. round·ed, round·ing, rounds
1. To make round or curved: rounded his lips in surprise; rounded off the end of the board.
2. Linguistics To pronounce with rounded lips; labialize.
3. To fill out; make plump.
4. To bring to completion or perfection; finish. Often used with out or off: The new dog rounded out our household. The speaker rounded off his lecture with a joke.
5. Mathematics To approximate (a real number) by a nearby rational number with a specified level of precision. When rounded to the nearest hundred, 286 becomes 300. When rounded to the nearest tenth, 1.63 becomes 1.6.
a. To make a turn about or to the other side of: rounded a bend in the road.
b. To make a complete circuit of; go or pass around: rounded the entire peninsula.
7. Archaic To encompass; surround:
1. To become round or curved.
2. To take a circular course; complete or partially complete a circuit: racecars rounding into the final lap.
3. To turn about, as on an axis: rounded and came back across the field.
4. To become filled out or plump.
5. To develop into satisfactory completion or perfection: is rounding into a fine quarterback.
1. In a circular progression or movement; around.
2. With revolutions: wheels moving round.
3. To a specific place or person: called round for the pastor; sent round for the veterinarian.
1. Around.
2. From the beginning to the end of; throughout: a plant that grows round the year.
Phrasal Verbs:
round on
To turn on and assail.
round up
1. To seek out and bring together; gather.
2. To herd (cattle) together from various places.
in the round
1. With the stage in the center of the audience.
2. Fully shaped so as to stand free of a background: a sculpture in the round.
make/go the rounds
1. To go from place to place, as on business or for entertainment: a delivery truck making the rounds; students going the rounds in the entertainment district.
2. To be communicated or passed from person to person: The news quickly made the rounds. A piece of juicy gossip is going the rounds.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman rounde, variant of Old French rond, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *retundus, from Latin rotundus; see ret- in Indo-European roots.]

round′ness n.

round 2

tr.v. round·ed, round·ing, rounds Archaic
To whisper.

[Middle English rounden, from Old English rūnian, from rūn, a secret.]


1. having a flat circular shape, as a disc or hoop
2. having the shape of a sphere or ball
3. curved; not angular
4. involving or using circular motion
5. (prenominal) complete; entire: a round dozen.
6. (Mathematics) maths
a. forming or expressed by an integer or whole number, with no fraction
b. expressed to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousand: in round figures.
7. (Banking & Finance) (of a sum of money) considerable; ample
8. fully depicted or developed, as a character in a book
9. full and plump: round cheeks.
10. (of sound) full and sonorous
11. (of pace) brisk; lively
12. (prenominal) (of speech) candid; straightforward; unmodified: a round assertion.
13. (Phonetics & Phonology) (of a vowel) pronounced with rounded lips
14. a round shape or object
15. in full detail
16. (Theatre) theatre with the audience all round the stage
17. a session, as of a negotiation: a round of talks.
18. a series, cycle, or sequence: a giddy round of parties.
19. the daily round the usual activities of one's day
20. a stage of a competition: he was eliminated in the first round.
21. (often plural) a series of calls, esp in a set order: a doctor's rounds; a milkman's round.
22. (Golf) a playing of all the holes on a golf course
23. (General Sporting Terms) a single turn of play by each player, as in a card game
24. (General Sporting Terms) one of a number of periods constituting a boxing, wrestling, or other match, each usually lasting three minutes
25. (Archery) archery a specified number of arrows shot from a specified distance
26. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a single discharge by a number of guns or a single gun
27. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a bullet, blank cartridge, or other charge of ammunition
28. a number of drinks bought at one time for a group of people
29. (Cookery) a single slice of bread or toast or two slices making a single serving of sandwiches
30. a general outburst of applause, cheering, etc
31. movement in a circle or around an axis
32. (Music, other) music a part song in which the voices follow each other at equal intervals at the same pitch
33. (Music, other) a sequence of bells rung in order of treble to tenor. Compare change29
34. (Dancing) a dance in which the dancers move in a circle
35. (Cookery) a cut of beef from the thigh between the rump and the shank
36. go the rounds make the rounds
a. to go from place to place, as in making deliveries or social calls
b. (of information, rumour, etc) to be passed around, so as to be generally known
37. surrounding, encircling, or enclosing: a band round her head.
38. on all or most sides of: to look round one.
39. on or outside the circumference or perimeter of: the stands round the racecourse.
40. situated at various points in: a lot of shelves round the house.
41. from place to place in: driving round Ireland.
42. somewhere in or near: to stay round the house.
43. making a circuit or partial circuit about: the ring road round the town.
44. reached by making a partial circuit about something: the shop round the corner.
45. revolving round a centre or axis: the earth's motion round its axis.
46. so as to have a basis in: the story is built round a good plot.
47. on all or most sides: the garden is fenced all round; the crowd gathered round.
48. on or outside the circumference or perimeter: the racing track is two miles round.
49. in all directions from a point of reference: he owns the land for ten miles round.
50. to all members of a group: pass the food round.
51. in rotation or revolution: the wheels turn round.
52. by a circuitous route: the road to the farm goes round by the pond.
53. to a specific place: she came round to see me.
54. all year round throughout the year; in every month
55. to make or become round
56. (tr) to encircle; surround
57. to move or cause to move with circular motion: to round a bend.
58. (Phonetics & Phonology) to pronounce (a speech sound) with rounded lips
59. to purse (the lips)
[C13: from Old French ront, from Latin rotundus round, from rota a wheel]
ˈroundness n
Usage: See at around



adj. round•er, round•est,
n., adv., prep., v. adj.
1. having a flat, circular form, as a disk or hoop.
2. curved like part of a circle, as an outline.
3. having a circular cross section, as a cylinder.
4. spherical or globular, as a ball.
5. shaped like part of a sphere; hemispherical.
6. consisting of full, curved lines or shapes, as handwriting or parts of the body.
7. executed with or involving circular motion.
8. full or complete: a round dozen.
9. noting, formed, or expressed by an integer or whole number with no fraction.
10. expressed, given, or exact to the nearest multiple or power of ten: in round numbers.
11. ample: a round sum of money.
12. brought to completeness or perfection.
13. fully delineated or developed, as a character in fiction.
14. full and sonorous, as sound.
15. straightforward, plain, or candid: a round scolding.
16. any round shape or object.
17. something circular in cross section, as a rung of a ladder.
18. Sometimes, rounds. a completed course of time, series of events or operations, etc., ending at a point corresponding to that at the beginning.
19. any complete course, series, or succession: a round of talks.
20. Often, rounds. a going around from place to place, as in a habitual circuit: a doctor's rounds.
21. a completed course or spell of activity, commonly one of a series: a round of bridge.
22. a single outburst, as of applause or cheers.
23. a single discharge of shot by each of a number of guns, rifles, etc.
24. a single discharge by one firearm.
25. a charge of ammunition for a single shot.
26. a single serving, esp. of drink, to everyone present.
27. movement in a circle or around an axis.
28. a cut of beef from the thigh, below the rump and above the leg.
29. a short musical canon at the unison, in which the voices enter at equally spaced intervals of time.
30. a specified number of arrows shot from a specified distance from the target in archery.
31. one of a series of three-minute periods making up a boxing match.
32. a playing of a complete golf course.
33. throughout or from the beginning to the end of a recurring period of time: all year round.
34. Also, 'round. around.
35. throughout (a period of time): a resort visited round the year.
36. around: It happened round noon.
37. to make round.
38. to free from angularity; fill out symmetrically.
39. to bring to completeness or perfection; finish (often fol. by off or out).
40. to make a turn or partial circuit around or to the other side of: to round a corner.
41. to make a complete circuit of; pass completely around.
a. to make the opening at (the lips) relatively round or pursed.
b. to pronounce (a speech sound, esp. a vowel) with rounded lips.
43. to express as a round number, esp. to replace by the nearest multiple of 10, with 5 being increased to the next highest multiple (often fol. by off): 15,837 can be rounded off to 15,840.
44. to encircle or surround.
45. to become round, plump, or free from angularity (often fol. by out).
46. to develop to completeness or perfection.
47. to make a turn or a partial or complete circuit around something.
48. to turn around as on an axis: to round on one's heels.
49. to reduce the number of digits to the right of a decimal point by dropping the final digit and adding 1 to the next preceding digit if the digit dropped was 5 or more.
50. round to, to turn a sailing vessel in the direction from which the wind is blowing.
51. round up,
a. to drive or bring (cattle, sheep, etc.) together.
b. to assemble; gather: to round up all the evidence.
in the round,
a. (of a theater) having a stage completely surrounded by seats for the audience.
b. in the style of theater-in-the-round.
c. in complete detail; from all aspects.
d. (of sculpture) not attached to a supporting background; freestanding.
[1250–1300; (adj.) Middle English ro(u)nd < Old French, s. of ront, earlier reont < Vulgar Latin *retundus, for Latin rotundus (see rotund); (n.) Middle English, partly derivative of the adj., partly < Old French rond, ronde (derivative of ront); (v.) Middle English, derivative of the adj.; (adv. and preposition) Middle English, appar. aph. form of around]
round′ness, n.



v.t., v.i. Archaic.
to whisper.
[before 1000; Middle English rounen, Old English rūnian, derivative of rūn a secret, rune1]


 a circle; a group or series of events. See also knot.
Examples: round of applause, 1895; of dead bodies, 1620; of columns, 1663; of drinks; of duties; of fauns and satyrs, 1590; of knowledge; of ladyships, 1784; of memories, 1865; of peers, 1728; of pleasures; of politicians, 1711; of stools, 1700; of talks; of toasts; of visits.


1. talking about movement: 'around', 'round', and 'about' as prepositions or adverbs

When you are talking about movement in many different directions, you can use around, round, or about. You can use these words as adverbs.

It's so romantic up there, flying around in a small plane.
We wandered round for hours.
Police walk about patrolling the city.

You can also use these words as prepositions.

I've been walking around Moscow.
I spent a couple of hours driving round Richmond.
He looked about the room but couldn't see her.

Speakers of American English usually use around, rather than 'round' or 'about', in this sense.

2. talking about position: 'around' and 'round' as prepositions

When one thing is around or round another thing, it surrounds it or is on all sides of it. In this sense, these words are prepositions. You can't use 'about' in this sense.

She was wearing a scarf round her head.
He had a towel wrapped around his head.
The earth moves round the sun.
The satellite passed around the earth.

Speakers of American English usually use around, rather than 'round', in this sense.

3. being present or available: 'around' and 'about' as adverbs

When you are talking about something being generally present or available, you can use around or about, but not 'round', as adverbs.

There is a lot of talent around at the moment.
There are not that many jobs about.
4. 'around' and 'round' used in phrasal verbs

You can also use around or round as the second part of some phrasal verbs, including come (a)round, turn (a)round, look (a)round, and run (a)round.

Don't wait for April to come round before planning your vegetable garden.
When interview time came around, Rachel was nervous.
Imogen got round the problem in a clever way.
A problem has developed and I don't know how to get around it.
He turned round and faced the window.
The old lady turned around angrily.

American English uses only around in these cases.

5. 'around', 'about' and 'round about' meaning 'approximately'

In conversation, around, about and round about are sometimes used to mean 'approximately'.

He owns around 200 acres.
She's about twenty years old.
I've been here for round about ten years.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'round' like this. Don't say, for example, 'He owns round 200 acres.'


Past participle: rounded
Gerund: rounding

I round
you round
he/she/it rounds
we round
you round
they round
I rounded
you rounded
he/she/it rounded
we rounded
you rounded
they rounded
Present Continuous
I am rounding
you are rounding
he/she/it is rounding
we are rounding
you are rounding
they are rounding
Present Perfect
I have rounded
you have rounded
he/she/it has rounded
we have rounded
you have rounded
they have rounded
Past Continuous
I was rounding
you were rounding
he/she/it was rounding
we were rounding
you were rounding
they were rounding
Past Perfect
I had rounded
you had rounded
he/she/it had rounded
we had rounded
you had rounded
they had rounded
I will round
you will round
he/she/it will round
we will round
you will round
they will round
Future Perfect
I will have rounded
you will have rounded
he/she/it will have rounded
we will have rounded
you will have rounded
they will have rounded
Future Continuous
I will be rounding
you will be rounding
he/she/it will be rounding
we will be rounding
you will be rounding
they will be rounding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rounding
you have been rounding
he/she/it has been rounding
we have been rounding
you have been rounding
they have been rounding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rounding
you will have been rounding
he/she/it will have been rounding
we will have been rounding
you will have been rounding
they will have been rounding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rounding
you had been rounding
he/she/it had been rounding
we had been rounding
you had been rounding
they had been rounding
I would round
you would round
he/she/it would round
we would round
you would round
they would round
Past Conditional
I would have rounded
you would have rounded
he/she/it would have rounded
we would have rounded
you would have rounded
they would have rounded


One of several periods of boxing during a bout.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.round - a charge of ammunition for a single shotround - a charge of ammunition for a single shot
ammo, ammunition - projectiles to be fired from a gun
2.round - an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occursround - an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the never-ending cycle of the seasons"
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
phase angle, phase - a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle
3.round - a regular route for a sentry or policemanround - a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
itinerary, route, path - an established line of travel or access
4.round - (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order); "the doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning"; "the postman's rounds"; "we enjoyed our round of the local bars"
call - a visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastor's calls on his parishioners"; "the salesman's call on a customer"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
5.round - the activity of playing 18 holes of golf; "a round of golf takes about 4 hours"
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
6.round - the usual activities in your day; "the doctor made his rounds"
habitude - habitual mode of behavior
7.round - (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensiveround - (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
top of the inning, top - the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
bottom of the inning, bottom - the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
period of play, playing period, play - (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
8.round - the course along which communications spread; "the story is going the rounds in Washington"
track, path, course - a line or route along which something travels or moves; "the hurricane demolished houses in its path"; "the track of an animal"; "the course of the river"
9.round - a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); "he ordered a second round"
helping, serving, portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
10.round - a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg
cut of beef - cut of meat from beef cattle
round steak - a lean cut of beef from between the rump and the shank
11.round - a partsong in which voices follow each otherround - a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time; "they enjoyed singing rounds"
partsong - a song with two or more voice parts
12.round - an outburst of applause; "there was a round of applause"
applause, clapping, hand clapping - a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
13.round - a crosspiece between the legs of a chairround - a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
crosspiece - a transverse brace
folding chair - a chair that can be folded flat for storage
feeding chair, highchair - a chair for feeding a very young child; has four long legs and a footrest and a detachable tray
rocking chair, rocker - a chair mounted on rockers
side chair, straight chair - a straight-backed chair without arms
14.round - any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"
disk, disc - a flat circular plate
rotating mechanism - a mechanism that rotates
Verb1.round - wind around; move along a circular course; "round the bend"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
2.round - make round; "round the edges"
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
purse - contract one's lips into a rounded shape
3.round - pronounce with rounded lips
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
4.round - attack in speech or writinground - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"
blackguard, clapperclaw, abuse, shout - use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
claw - attack as if with claws; "The politician clawed his rival"
vitriol - subject to bitter verbal abuse
rip - criticize or abuse strongly and violently; "The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"
whang - attack forcefully; "whang away at the school reform plan"
barrage, bombard - address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage; "The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"; "The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer"
scald, blister, whip - subject to harsh criticism; "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community"
rubbish - attack strongly
5.round - bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners"
perfect, hone - make perfect or complete; "perfect your French in Paris!"
6.round - express as a round number; "round off the amount"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
7.round - become round, plump, or shapely; "The young woman is fleshing out"
gain, put on - increase (one's body weight); "She gained 20 pounds when she stopped exercising"
Adj.1.round - having a circular shape
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
square - having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle; "a square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner"
2.round - (of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"
full - (of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice"
3.round - (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand; "in round numbers"
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
inexact - not exact
Adv.1.round - from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"


1. around, about, encircling, near They were sitting round the kitchen table.
2. throughout, all over, everywhere in, here and there in He has earned respect all round the world.
1. series, session, cycle, sequence, succession, bout This is the latest round of job cuts.
2. stage, turn, level, period, division, session, lap in the third round of the cup
3. sphere, ball, band, ring, circle, disc, globe, orb small fresh rounds of goat's cheese
4. course, turn, tour, circuit, beat, series, schedule, routine, compass, ambit The consultant did his morning round.
5. bullet, shot, shell, discharge, cartridge live rounds of ammunition
3. plump, full, rounded, ample, fleshy, roly-poly, rotund, full-fleshed She was a small, round person in her early sixties.
4. considerable, large, liberal, substantial, generous, ample, bountiful, bounteous She had a nice, round figure.
1. go round, circle, skirt, flank, bypass, encircle, turn, circumnavigate The boats rounded the Cape.
round about approximately, about, around, generally, close to, roughly, loosely, just about, more or less, in the region of, circa (used with dates), in the vicinity of, not far off, in the neighbourhood of round about one and a half million
round on someone attack, abuse, turn on, retaliate against, have a go at (Brit. slang), snap at, wade into, lose your temper with, bite (someone's) head off (informal) He has rounded on his critics.
round something off
1. complete, close, settle, crown, cap, conclude, finish off, put the finishing touch to, bring to a close A fireworks display rounded off the day.
2. smooth off, level off, plane off, sand off Cut just inside the edges, and round off the corners.
round something or someone up gather, assemble, bring together, muster, group, drive, collect, rally, herd, marshal The police rounded up a number of suspects.


1. Having the shape of a curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point:
2. Well-rounded and full in form:
3. Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound:
4. Not more or less:
1. Something bent:
2. A course, process, or journey that ends where it began or repeats itself:
3. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other:
Informal: streak.
4. A course of action to be followed regularly.Often used in plural:
5. An area regularly covered, as by a policeman or reporter:
1. To swerve from a straight line:
2. To supply what is lacking.Off or out:
phrasal verb
round upadverb
1. In or toward a former location or condition:
2. From one end to the other:
حَوْلحَوْله، في كل النَّواحيدَائِرَةدائِري ومُمْتَلِئدائِري، مُسْتَدير
rundrunderundt omsalveskud
bústinn, òybbinnfara tilfara/beygja fyrirfrá einum til annarshingaî og òangaî
둥근원형(…)을 빙 둘러한 차례
apėjimasaplinkuiapylankomisciklasiš rankų į rankas
apapaļšapaļš, lodveida-apbrauktapgaita
k námpochôdzkaroznáškarundaspoza
yuvarlakarkayaatımbir atımlık cephaneçepeçevre
hình tròntrònvòngvòng quanh


When round is an element in a phrasal verb, eg ask round, call round, rally round, look up the verb.
A. ADJ (rounder (compar) (roundest (superl))) (gen) → redondo; [sum, number] → redondo
a round dozenuna docena redonda
in round figures or numbersen números redondos
B. ADV the park is eight miles roundel parque tiene un perímetro de ocho millas
there is a fence all roundestá rodeado por un cercado
it would be better all round if we didn't go (in every respect) → sería mejor en todos los sentidos que no fuéramos; (for all concerned) → sería mejor para todos que no fuéramos
all year round(durante) todo el año
drinks all round!¡pago la ronda para todos!
we shook hands all roundtodos nos dimos la mano
to ask sb roundinvitar a algn a casa or a pasar (por casa)
we were round at my sister'sestábamos en casa de mi hermana
we'll be round at the pubestaremos en el bar
the wheels go roundlas ruedas giran or dan vuelta
it flew round and roundvoló dando vueltas
the long way roundel camino más largo
it's a long way roundes mucho rodeo
the other/wrong way roundal revés
1. (of place etc) → alrededor de
we were sitting round the table/fireestábamos sentados alrededor de la mesa/en torno a la chimenea
the wall round the gardenel muro que rodea el jardín
a walk round the townun paseo por la ciudad
all the people round abouttoda la gente alrededor
all round the house (inside) → por toda la casa; (outside) → alrededor de toda la casa
she's 36 inches round the busttiene 90 de busto or de pecho
round the clock (= at any time) → a todas horas, a cualquier hora; (= non-stop) → permanentemente, día y noche, las 24 horas del día
round the cornera la vuelta de la esquina
are you from round here?¿eres de por aquí?
to look round the shopechar una mirada por la tienda
wear it round your neckllévalo en el cuello
he sells them round the pubslos vende de bar en bar
when you're round this waycuando pases por aquí
a trip round the worldun viaje alrededor del mundo
2. (esp Brit) (= approximately) (also round about) → alrededor de, más o menos
round four o'clocka eso de las cuatro
round about £50alrededor de 50 libras, 50 libras más o menos
somewhere round Derbycerca de Derby
somewhere round that sumesa cantidad más o menos
3. (= using as theme) it's written round the Suez episodetiene por tema principal el episodio de Suez
D. N
1. (= circle) → círculo m; (= slice) → tajada f, rodaja f
a round of sandwiches (Brit) → un sandwich
a round of toastuna tostada
2. [of postman, milkman etc] → recorrido m; [of watchman] → ronda f
the watchman was doing his roundel vigilante estaba de ronda
the story is going the rounds thatse dice or se rumorea que ...
she did or went or made the rounds of the agenciesvisitó or recorrió todas las agencias
the story went the rounds of the clubel chiste se contó en todos los corrillos del club
the doctor's on his roundsel médico está haciendo sus visitas
3. (Boxing) → asalto m, round m (Golf) → partido m, recorrido m, vuelta f (Showjumping) → recorrido m (Cards) (= game) → partida f; (in tournament) → vuelta f
to have a clear roundhacer un recorrido sin penalizaciones
the first round of the electionsla primera vuelta de las elecciones
4. [of drinks] → ronda f
whose round is it?¿a quién le toca (pagar)?
it's my roundyo invito, me toca a mí
round of ammunitioncartucho m, bala f, tiro m
round of applausesalva f de aplausos
let's have a round of applause fordemos un fuerte aplauso a ...
round of shotsdescarga f
5. (= series)
the first round of negotiationsla primera ronda de negociaciones
life was one long round of partiesla vida consistía en una sucesión constante de fiestas
6. (= routine)
the daily roundla rutina cotidiana
in the round (Theat) → circular, en redondo
8. (Mus) → canon m
1. (= make round) [+ lips, edges] → redondear
2. (= go round) [+ corner] → doblar, dar la vuelta a (Naut) → doblar
the ship rounded the headlandel buque dobló el promontorio
F. CPD round arch Narco m de medio punto
round dance Nbaile m en corro
round robin N (= request) → petición f firmada en rueda; (= protest) → protesta f firmada en rueda
Round Table N (Hist) → Mesa f Redonda
round trip Nviaje m de ida y vuelta
round trip ticket (US) → billete m de ida y vuelta
round down VT + ADV [+ price etc] → redondear (rebajando)
round off VT + ADVacabar, rematar
to round off the eveningdar el remate a la fiesta
round on round upon VI + PREPvolverse en contra de
round up VT + ADV [+ cattle] → acorralar, rodear; [+ friends] → reunir; [+ criminals] → coger, agarrar (LAm); [+ figures] → redondear por arriba


(= circular) → rond(e)
a round face → un visage rond
a round window → une fenêtre ronde
the knights of the round table → les chevaliers de la table ronde
(= curved) [cheeks, breasts] → rond(e) round arch
[number] → rond(e)
That's a nice round figure → C'est un joli chiffre rond.
in round figures → en chiffres ronds
(= circle) → rond m
(= duty) [policeman] → ronde f; [milkman] → tournée f
to do one's rounds [policeman] → faire sa ronde; [milkman] → faire sa tournée; [doctor] → faire ses visites
(= game) [cards, golf] → partie f
a round of golf → une partie de golf
(SPORT) (= heat) [competition] → tour m
He was knocked out in the third round → Il a été éliminé au troisième tour.
(in boxing or wrestling match)round m
(in showjumping)tour m
(= series) [talks] → série f
(= routine) → routine f
the daily round → la routine quotidienne
(British) a round of toast → un toast
a round of sandwiches → un sandwich
[drinks] → tournée f
It's my round → C'est ma tournée.
Whose round is it?
BUT C'est à qui de payer la tournée?.
a round of drinks → une tournée
He bought a round of drinks → Il a offert une tournée.
(= bullet) → cartouche f
This weapon can fire up to 250 rounds per minute → Cette arme peut tirer jusqu'à 250 cartouches à la minute.
round of ammunition → cartouche f
a round of applause → des applaudissements mpl
to get a round of applause → être applaudi(e)
(= song) → canon m
theatre in the round → théâtre m en rond rounds
to go the rounds [flu, bug, rumour, story, joke] → circuler
(= go round) [+ corner] → tourner; [+ bend] → prendre; [+ cape] → doubler
(= make round) [+ lips] → arrondir
prep (mainly British)
(= in a circle around) → autour de
He walked round the lake → Il marcha autour du lac., Il fit le tour du lac à pied.
They cycled round and round the park → Ils faisaient du vélo autour du parc.
to sail round the world → faire le tour du monde à la voile
to look round a room → jeter un coup d'œil circulaire dans une pièce
He looked round the room → Il jeta un coup d'œil circulaire dans la pièce.
(= around) → autour de
We were sitting round the table → Nous étions assis autour de la table.
She wore a scarf round her neck → Elle portait une écharpe autour du cou.
all round sth → tout autour de qch
There is a fence all round the house → Il y a une clôture tout autour de la maison.
(= on or to the other side of) to go round sth [+ fence, obstacle] → contourner qch
to go round the back → passez par derrière
to look round the door → jeter un d'œil par l'embrasure de la porte
it's just round the corner (= very near) → c'est juste au coin
the pub round the corner → le pub du coin
to come round a corner [car, bus] → apparaître à l'angle de la rue
A car came round the corner → Une voiture apparut à l'angle.
to be round the corner (= imminent)
Rainy days may be round the corner → La pluie pourrait bien faire son apparition.
(= all over) → partout dans
(= about) → vers
She arrived round noon → Elle est arrivée vers midi.
(= near) → vers
round here → par ici, dans le coin
Is there a chemist's round here? → Est-ce qu'il y a une pharmacie par ici?
He lives round here → Il habite par ici.
round the clock → 24 heures sur 24
adv (mainly British)
(moving in a circle)
The goldfish swam round and round → Le poisson rouge nageait en rond.
to go round → tourner
The wheels continued to go round → Les roues continuaient à tourner.
to go round and round in sb's head → tourner dans la tête de qn
(= on all sides) all round → tout autour
There were vineyards all round → Il y avait des vignobles tout autour.
a house with a fence all round → une maison avec une clôture tout autour
(= to the other side) to go round → faire le tour
The fence was too high to climb, so we had to go round → La clôture était trop haute si bien que nous avons dû faire le tour.
the long way round → le chemin le plus long
to go the long way round → prendre le chemin le plus long
to come the long way round → venir par le chemin le plus long
(= in the opposite direction) to turn round → se retourner
She turned round and said: "You're fired." → Elle se retourna et dit: "Vous êtes viré".
the wrong way round → devant derrière
(= all over) to have a look round [tourist, visitor] → faire un tour; [inspector, detective] → jeter un coup d'œil
We're going to have a look round → Nous allons faire un tour.
(= to a different position) to move things round → déplacer les choses
(= from one person to another) to pass sth round → se passer qch, faire passer qch
They passed round some sweets → Ils se passaient des bonbons.
to go round (= be enough for everyone)
Is there enough to go round? → Y en a-t-il assez pour tout le monde?
(= to the house)
I'll be round at 6 o'clock → Je serai là à 6 heures.
to ask sb round → inviter qn à la maison
to go round to sb's house → aller chez qn
I went round to my friend's house → Je suis allé chez mon ami.
(= in circumference) → de tour
all the year round, all year round → toute l'année
round about (with quantity)environ
It costs round about £100 → Cela coûte environ cent livres.
round about one and a half million people → environ un million et demi de personnes; (with time)vers
round about 8 o'clock → vers huit heures
round about 1902 → vers 1902
round down
vt sep [+ number, price] → arrondir
round off
vt sep [+ speech, meal, day] → terminer
They rounded off the meal with liqueurs → Ils ont terminé le repas par des liqueurs.
round on
vt fus (= attack) [+ person] → s'en prendre à
round up
vt sep
[+ cattle, horses] → rassembler
[+ people] (= gather) → rassembler (= arrest) → arrêter
[+ prices] → arrondir, arrondir au chiffre supérieur


adj (+er)
rund; (Ling) vowelgerundet; round arch (Archit) → Rundbogen m; a round dozenein rundes Dutzend; round figure, round numberrunde Zahl; in round figures, that will cost 20 milliones kostet rund (gerechnet) or runde 20 Millionen
(dated) (= unequivocal) oathkräftig; (= considerable) sumrund; paceflott; in round termsklar und deutlich
adv (esp Brit) there was a wall right round or all roundrings- or rundherum war eine Mauer; you can’t get through here, you’ll have to go roundSie können hier nicht durch, Sie müssen außen herum gehen; the long way roundder Umweg, der längere Weg; that’s a long way round (detour) → das ist ein großer Umweg; (round field, town) → das ist eine ganz schöne Strecke; for 5 km roundim Umkreis von 5 km; round and round (= in circles, round field etc)rundherum; (= all over the place)überall herum; I asked him round for a drinkich lud ihn auf ein Glas Wein/Bier etc bei mir ein; I’ll be round at 8 o’clockich werde um 8 Uhr da sein; spring will soon be round againder Frühling steht bald wieder vor der Tür; for the second time roundzum zweiten Mal; all (the) year rounddas ganze Jahr über or hindurch; all round (lit)ringsherum; (esp Brit fig: for everyone) → für alle; drinks all round! (esp Brit) → eine Runde!; taking things all round, taken all roundinsgesamt gesehen, wenn man alles zusammennimmt; this ought to make life much easier all round (esp Brit) → damit müsste es insgesamt einfacher werden; a pillar 2 m roundeine Säule mit 2 m Umfang
(esp Brit: of place etc) → um (… herum); round the table/fireum den Tisch/das Feuer (herum); the ribbon round her hatdas Band um ihren Hut; all round the house (inside) → im ganzen Haus; (outside) → um das ganze Haus herum; round and round the fieldrings um das Feld herum; to go round a corner/bendum eine Ecke/Kurve gehen/fahren etc; if you’re round this waywenn Sie in der Gegend sind; to look or see round a housesich (dat)ein Haus ansehen; to show somebody round a townjdm eine Stadt zeigen, jdn in einer Stadt herumführen; they went round the cafés looking for himsie gingen in alle Cafés, um nach ihm zu suchen; to talk round a subjectum ein Thema herumreden; she’s 75 cm round the waistum die Taille misst or ist sie 75 cm
(= approximately)ungefähr; round (about (esp Brit)) 7 o’clockungefähr um 7 Uhr; round (about (esp Brit)) £800um die £ 800
(= circle etc)Kreis m, → Ring m; (esp Brit: = slice of bread, meat etc) → Scheibe f; a round of toast (esp Brit) → eine Scheibe Toast; a round of beef sandwiches (esp Brit) → ein belegtes Brot mit Braten, eine Bratenschnitte
(= delivery round)Runde f; round(s) (of policeman, watchman, doctor)Runde f; to do or make one’s round(s)seine Runde machen; to be (out) on one’s round(s)auf seiner Runde sein; to go or make or do the rounds (visiting relatives etc) → die Runde machen; to do the rounds of the clubs etc (inf)durch die Klubs etc ziehen; he does a paper round (Brit) → er trägt Zeitungen aus; the daily round (fig)die tägliche Arbeit, der tägliche Trott (pej); her life was one long round of partiesihr Leben war eine einzige Folge von Partys
to go or do the rounds (story etc) → reihum gehen; the story went the rounds of the clubdie Geschichte ging im ganzen Verein reihum; this coat has gone the rounds of the familydieser Mantel ist durch die ganze Familie gegangen
(Sport, of election, talks) → Runde f; (Show-jumping) → Durchgang m; a round (of drinks)eine Runde; a new round of negotiationseine neue Verhandlungsrunde; round of ammunitionLadung f; 10 rounds of bullets10 Schuss; a round of 5 shotseine Folge von 5 Schüssen; a round of applauseApplaus m
(Mus) → Kanon m
in the round (= as a whole)insgesamt; theatre in the roundArenatheater nt
(= make round)runden
(= go round) corner, bendgehen/fahren um; capeumfahren, herumfahren um; obstacleherumgehen/-fahren um


round cell
n (= battery)Knopfzelle f
adjmit runden Backen
round dance
nReigen m; (= ballroom dance)Rundtanz m


adjrundgesichtig, mit rundem Gesicht
n (Brit Hist) → Rundkopf m
n (esp US Rail) → Lokomotivschuppen m


round robin
(= petition)gemeinsamer Antrag (bei dem die Unterschriften (oft) im Kreis angeordnet sind)
(esp US Sport) → Wettkampf m, → in dem jeder gegen jeden spielt
adjmit runden Schultern; to be roundrunde Schultern haben


Round Table
n (Hist) → (König Artus’) Tafelrunde f
round-table discussion/conference
nDiskussion f/Konferenz fam runden Tisch
adj (Brit) → rund um die Uhr not attr
round towel
nRollhandtuch nt
round trip
nRundreise f
round-trip ticket
n (US) → Rückfahrkarte f; (Aviat) → Hin- und Rückflugticket nt
(= act, of cattle) → Zusammentreiben nt; (of people)Zusammentrommeln nt (inf); (of criminals)Hochnehmen nt (inf); (of facts)Sammlung f, → Zusammentragen nt
(= group of cattle)zusammengetriebene Herde; a round-up of today’s newseine Zusammenfassung der Nachrichten vom Tage
(US, = rodeo) → Rodeo nt
nFadenwurm m


1. adjrotondo/a; (arms, body) → grassoccio/a; (cheeks) → paffuto/a
to have round shoulders → avere le spalle curve
in round figures → in cifra tonda
a round dozen → una dozzina completa
2. adv all round
right round → tutt'intorno, tutt'in giro
the wheels go round → le ruote girano
all year round → (durante) tutto l'anno
to ask sb round → invitare qn (a casa propria)
we were round at my sister's → eravamo da mia sorella
I'll be round at 6 o'clock → ci sarò alle 6
to take the long way round → fare il giro più lungo
3. prepintorno a, attorno a
round the table → intorno alla tavola
all round the house (inside) → dappertutto in casa (outside) → tutt'intorno alla casa
she arrived round (about) noon → è arrivata verso mezzogiorno
it's just round the corner (also) (fig) → è dietro l'angolo
to look round a house/a town → visitare una casa/una città
I've been round all the shops → ho fatto il giro di tutti i negozi
round the clock → ininterrottamente, 24 ore su 24
wrap a blanket round him → avvolgilo in una coperta
4. n
a. (circle) → cerchio, tondo (Brit) (slice, YYY, of bread, meat) → fetta
a round (of sandwiches) → due tramezzini
b. the daily round (fig) → la routine quotidiana
c. (of watchman, postman, milkman) → giro
I've got a paper round → consegno i giornali a domicilio
the doctor's on his rounds → il dottore sta facendo il suo giro di visite
to go the rounds (illness) → diffondersi (story) → passare di bocca in bocca, circolare
d. (Boxing) → round m inv (Golf) → partita (Showjumping) → percorso; (in tournament, competition) → incontro
a round of talks → una serie di incontri
in the first round of the elections → nella prima votazione
a round of drinks → un giro di bevute
it's my round → tocca a me offrire
a round of ammunition → un colpo
a round of applause → un applauso
5. vt
a. (make round, lips) → arrotondare; (edges) → smussare
b. (go round, corner) → girare, voltare; (bend) → superare (Naut) → doppiare
round off vt + adv (speech, series, meal, evening) → finire in bellezza
round on vi + prep (attacker, critic) → aggredire verbalmente
round up vt + adv
a. (cattle) → radunare; (friends) → riunire; (criminals) → fare una retata di
b. (figures) → arrotondare


(raund) adjective
1. shaped like a circle or globe. a round hole; a round stone; This plate isn't quite round.
2. rather fat; plump. a round face.
1. in the opposite direction. He turned round.
2. in a circle. They all stood round and listened; A wheel goes round; All (the) year round.
3. from one person to another. They passed the letter round; The news went round.
4. from place to place. We drove round for a while.
5. in circumference. The tree measured two metres round.
6. to a particular place, usually a person's home. Are you coming round (to our house) tonight?
1. on all sides of. There was a wall round the garden; He looked round the room.
2. passing all sides of (and returning to the starting-place). They ran round the tree.
3. changing direction at. He came round the corner.
4. in or to all parts of. The news spread all round the town.
1. a complete circuit. a round of drinks (= one for everyone present); a round of golf.
2. a regular journey one takes to do one's work. a postman's round.
3. a burst of cheering, shooting etc. They gave him a round of applause; The soldier fired several rounds.
4. a single bullet, shell etc. five hundred rounds of ammunition.
5. a stage in a competition etc. The winners of the first round will go through to the next.
6. a type of song sung by several singers singing the same tune starting in succession.
to go round. The car rounded the corner.
ˈrounded adjective
curved; like part of the line forming a circle. a rounded arch.
ˈroundly adverb
plainly; rudely. He rebuked her roundly.
ˈroundness noun
rounds noun plural
a doctor's visits to his patients. The doctor is (out) on his rounds.
ˈall-round adjective
complete. It was an all-round success.
ˌall-ˈrounder noun
a person who has a talent for several different kinds of work, sport etc, or who can play in any position in a game.
ˈroundabout noun
1. a revolving machine on which one can ride for pleasure; a merry-go-round.
2. a circular piece of ground where several roads meet, and round which traffic must travel.
not direct. a roundabout route.
round figures/numbers
the nearest convenient or easily remembered numbers. Tell me the cost in round figures (ie $20 rather than $19.87).
ˌround-ˈshouldered adjective
with stooping shoulders.
round trip
1. (American) a journey to a place and back again (round-trip ticket a ticket for such a journey).
2. a trip to several places and back, taking a circular route.
all round
surrounding. There were people all round him.
round about
1. surrounding. She sat with her children round about her.
2. near. There are not many houses round about.
3. approximately. There must have been round about a thousand people there.
round off
1. to make something smooth etc. He rounded off the sharp corners with a file.
2. to complete successfully. He rounded off his career by becoming president.
round on
to turn to face (a person) suddenly, especially angrily.
round up to collect together: The farmer rounded up the sheep ( ˈround-up) noun


حَوْل, دَائِرَة, دَوْر, مُسْتَدير kolem, kolo, kulatý rund, runde, rundt om Kreis, rund, Runde, um γύρος, γύρω από, κύκλος, στρογγυλός alrededor de, círculo, redondo, ronda kierros, pyöreä, ympäri, ympyrä autour de, rond, série krug, oko, okrugao, serija intorno a, rotondo, tondo, turno ・・・を囲んで, 丸い, 円, 連続 둥근, 원형, (…)을 빙 둘러, 한 차례 rond, ronde, rondom rund, runde, runding, rundt dookoła, koło, okrągły, runda ao redor de, círculo, redondo, ronda вокруг, круг, круглый, раунд omgång, omkring, rund, runda กลม, ซึ่งเคลื่อนเป็นวงกลม, รูปทรงกลม, วงกลม etrafını, halka, sıra, yuvarlak hình tròn, tròn, vòng, vòng quanh 回合, 围着, , 圆的


a. redondo-a, circular;
___ -shoulderedcargado de espaldas;
all year ___todo el año.


adj redondo; vi (to visit patients) pasar visita, visitar diariamente a los pacientes hospitalizados
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