- Also round of beef . the portion of the thigh of beef below the rump and above the leg.
- Informal. round steak.
- a short, rhythmical canon at the unison, in which the several voices enter at equally spaced intervals of time.
- rounds, the order followed in ringing a peal of bells in diatonic sequence from the highest to the lowest.
- to complete or perfect; finish.
- to express as a round number, usually to the nearest multiple of 10.
- to complete or perfect: The new coin rounded out his collection.
- to fill out; become rounder: She rounded out so nicely that everyone soon forgot she had been so ill.
- to drive or bring (cattle, sheep, etc.) together.
- to assemble; gather: to round up all the suspects in an investigation.
OTHER WORDS FOR round
Idioms about round
- (of a theater) having a stage completely surrounded by seats for the audience.
- in the style of theater-in-the-round: The play should be done in the round.
- in complete detail; from all aspects: a character as seen in the round.
- (of sculpture) not attached to a supporting background; freestanding.
- to go from one place to another, as in making deliveries, paying social visits, or seeking employment.
- Also go the rounds . to be reported or told; circulate: another rumor making the rounds.
Origin of round1
OTHER WORDS FROM roundroundness, noun
Words nearby round
Other definitions for round (2 of 2)
Origin of round2
How to use round in a sentence
In his November post announcing the Earth Fund’s first round of donations, Bezos mentioned a “group of incredibly smart people” who were guiding his decisions.Can Billionaires Really Save Us from Climate Disaster?|Heather Hansman|February 12, 2021|Outside Online
He led all Eastern Conference guards by a wide margin Thursday when the league released the second round of NBA all-star voting.Bradley Beal will miss Friday’s game against the Knicks for rest|Ava Wallace|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
For non-climbers, the four-mile round-trip hike to Chimney Rock promises panoramic views.
Money makes the world go ’round, and as such, it’s a perfect tool for surveillance and control.Bitcoin’s Blowing Up, and That’s Good News for Human Rights. Here’s Why|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|February 10, 2021|Singularity Hub
Memphis Meats had a record-breaking $186 million second round of funding, followed by Mosa Meat’s $75 million round later in the year.Raising the steaks: First 3-D-printed rib-eye is unveiled|Laura Reiley|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
Wrapees was the term marines used for the Japanese because they had wrapping round their legs.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
After a bunch of tough talk, this round of the hacker-on-hacker fight nevered materialized.
Divide the dough in half and very gently pat each half into a round 1-inch-thick disk.
But others say a still-unidentified man likely fired the round that caused a lethal head wound.Exclusive: Bin Laden ‘Shooter’ Under Investigation for Leaking Secrets|Shane Harris|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, considerations of weight have to be taken into account, but the more mould round the roots the better.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
In cross-section the burrows varied from round (three inches in diameter) to oval (three inches high and four inches wide).Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
There were at least a dozen ladies seated round the big table at the Parsonage.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Mr. Jones swung round a large iron key he held in his hand, and light dawned upon him.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Sol got up, slowly; took a backward step into the yard; filled his lungs, opened his mouth, made his eyes round.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for round
- forming or expressed by an integer or whole number, with no fraction
- expressed to the nearest ten, hundred, or thousandin round figures
- in full detail
- theatre with the audience all round the stage
- to go from place to place, as in making deliveries or social calls
- (of information, rumour, etc) to be passed around, so as to be generally known
- to pronounce (a speech sound) with rounded lips
- to purse (the lips)
Derived forms of roundroundness, noun
Word Origin for round
Cultural definitions for round
Other Idioms and Phrases with round
In addition to the idioms beginning with round
- round and round
- round figures
- round off
- round on
- round out
- round peg in a square hole
- round robin
- round the bend
- round trip
- round up
- all year round
- bring around (round)
- come around (round)
- get around (round)
- in round numbers
- in the round
- make the rounds
- other way round
- pull round
- rally around
Also see underaround.