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/ raUnd; raJnd/ adj 1 shaped like a circle or a ball ; ; : a round plate, window, table * round cheeks, ie plump and curved . 2 full; complete ; : a round dozen, ie not less than twelve * a round (ie considerable) sum of money . 3 (idm ) in round `figures/`numbers (given) in 10's, 100's, 1000's etc, without using the other digits , : Add 2.74 to 7.23 and you get 10.00, in round figures. 7.23 2.74 10 . a square peg in a round hole => square1.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16
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round
/ raUnd; raJnd/ prep 1 having (sth) as the central point of a circular movement; circling (sth) ; , : The earth moves round the sun. . * Drake sailed round the world. . * goldfish swimming round the bowl . 2 to or at a point on the other side of (sth) ; : walk round a corner * There's a garage round the next bend. . * Go round the roundabout and take the third exit. , . 3 covering or at points close to the edge of (sth) : a scarf round his neck * sitting round the table . 4 to or at various points in (sth) : look round the room * show sb round (ie all the different rooms in) the house * There were soldiers positioned all round the town. . 5 ~ (about) sth approximately (a time, amount, etc) : We're leaving round about midday. . * A new roof will cost round about 1000. 1000 .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16
round
/ raUnd; raJnd/ adv part (For special uses with many vs, eg bring round, get round, see the v entries , bring round get round, . ) 1 so as to be facing in a different (usu the opposite) direction : turn the car round * Stop turning (your heads) round to look at people. .2 making the completion of a full cycle :How long does it take the minute hand of the clock to go round once? ? * Spring will soon come round again. . 3 measuring or marking the circumference of sth : a young tree measuring only 18 inches round 18 * They've built a fence all round to stop the children falling in. . 4 to all members of a group in turn : Hand the biscuits round. . * The news was quickly passed round. . * Have we enough cups to go round? ? 5 by a route that is longer than the most direct one ; : It's quickest to walk across the field going round by road takes much longer. --. * We decided to come the long way round in order to see the countryside. , . 6 (infml ) to or at a specified place, esp where sb lives , : I'll be round in an hour. . * We've invited the Frasers round this evening. . 7 (idm ) ,round a`boutin the surrounding district ; : the countryside round about * all the villages round about . Cf around2.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16
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/ raUnd; raJnd/ n 1 (a) complete slice of bread : a round of toast * two rounds (ie sandwiches) of ham and one of beef . (b) (of food) sth round; a round piece/shape []: Cut the pastry into small rounds, one for each pie. , . 2 regular series, succession, route, etc : the daily round, ie the ordinary occupations of every day * His life is one long round of meetings. . * the postman's round, ie the route he takes to deliver letters * a doctor's rounds, ie his series of daily visits to patients or wards . 3 stage in a game, competition, etc , , , : a boxing-match of ten rounds * He was knocked out in the third round/in Round Three. . * have a round of cards * play a round (ie 18 holes) of golf 18. 4 (any one of a) set or series , , , : a round of drinks, ie one for each person in a group * It's my round, ie my turn to pay for the next set of drinks. . * a new round of pay bargaining . 5 burst (of applause, cheering, etc) : Let's have a good round of applause for the next performer. . 6 musical composition for two or more voices in which each sings the same melody but starts at a different time .7 single shot or volley of shots from one or more guns; ammunition for this ; : They fired several rounds at us. . * We've only three rounds (ie shells or bullets) left. . 8 (idm ) do/go the `rounds (of sth) (infml ) make a tour; visit places one after another ; : We did/went the rounds of all the pubs in town. . go the round of circulate in or among ; : The news quickly went the round of the village. . in the `round (a) (of a theatre, play, etc) with the audience (almost) all around the stage . (b) (of sculpture) made so that it can be viewed from all sides . make one's `rounds make one's usual visits, esp of inspection ; : the production manager making his rounds .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16
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/ raUnd; raJnd/ v [Tn] 1 make (sth) into the shape of a circle, a ball, an oval, etc : round the lips, eg when making the sound / u:; u/ / u:; u/ * stones rounded by the action of water . 2 go round (sth) ; : We rounded the corner at high speed. . 3 (phr v) round sth off (a) end or complete sth satisfactorily : round off a sentence, speech, etc * He rounded off his career by becoming Home Secretary. , . (b) take the sharp edges off sth : She rounded off the corners of the table with sandpaper. . round on/upon sb attack sb (esp verbally) in sudden anger : She was amazed when he rounded on her and called her a liar. , . round sth out supply sth with more explanation, detail, etc : John will tell you the plan in outline, and then I'll round it out. , . round sb/sth up cause sb/sth to gather in one place []: The guide rounded up the tourists and led them back to the coach. , . * cowboys rounding up cattle * I spent the morning trying to round up the documents I needed. . round sth up/down increase/decrease (a figure, price, etc) to the nearest whole number []: A charge of 1.90 will be rounded up to 2, and one of 3.10 rounded down to 3. 1.90 2 , 3.10 3 .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16
round
/ raUnd; raJnd/ prep 1 having (sth) as the central point of a circular movement; circling (sth) ; , : The earth moves round the sun. . * Drake sailed round the world. . * goldfish swimming round the bowl . 2 to or at a point on the other side of (sth) ; : walk round a corner * There's a garage round the next bend. . * Go round the roundabout and take the third exit. , . 3 covering or at points close to the edge of (sth) : a scarf round his neck * sitting round the table . 4 to or at various points in (sth) : look round the room * show sb round (ie all the different rooms in) the house * There were soldiers positioned all round the town. . 5 ~ (about) sth approximately (a time, amount, etc) : We're leaving round about midday. . * A new roof will cost round about 1000. 1000 .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16
round
/ raUnd; raJnd/ n 1 (a) complete slice of bread : a round of toast * two rounds (ie sandwiches) of ham and one of beef . (b) (of food) sth round; a round piece/shape []: Cut the pastry into small rounds, one for each pie. , . 2 regular series, succession, route, etc : the daily round, ie the ordinary occupations of every day * His life is one long round of meetings. . * the postman's round, ie the route he takes to deliver letters * a doctor's rounds, ie his series of daily visits to patients or wards . 3 stage in a game, competition, etc , , , : a boxing-match of ten rounds * He was knocked out in the third round/in Round Three. . * have a round of cards * play a round (ie 18 holes) of golf 18. 4 (any one of a) set or series , , , : a round of drinks, ie one for each person in a group * It's my round, ie my turn to pay for the next set of drinks. . * a new round of pay bargaining . 5 burst (of applause, cheering, etc) : Let's have a good round of applause for the next performer. . 6 musical composition for two or more voices in which each sings the same melody but starts at a different time .7 single shot or volley of shots from one or more guns; ammunition for this ; : They fired several rounds at us. . * We've only three rounds (ie shells or bullets) left. . 8 (idm ) do/go the `rounds (of sth) (infml ) make a tour; visit places one after another ; : We did/went the rounds of all the pubs in town. . go the round of circulate in or among ; : The news quickly went the round of the village. . in the `round (a) (of a theatre, play, etc) with the audience (almost) all around the stage . (b) (of sculpture) made so that it can be viewed from all sides . make one's `rounds make one's usual visits, esp of inspection ; : the production manager making his rounds .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16
round
/ raUnd; raJnd/ adv part (For special uses with many vs, eg bring round, get round, see the v entries , bring round get round, . ) 1 so as to be facing in a different (usu the opposite) direction : turn the car round * Stop turning (your heads) round to look at people. .2 making the completion of a full cycle :How long does it take the minute hand of the clock to go round once? ? * Spring will soon come round again. . 3 measuring or marking the circumference of sth : a young tree measuring only 18 inches round 18 * They've built a fence all round to stop the children falling in. . 4 to all members of a group in turn : Hand the biscuits round. . * The news was quickly passed round. . * Have we enough cups to go round? ? 5 by a route that is longer than the most direct one ; : It's quickest to walk across the field going round by road takes much longer. --. * We decided to come the long way round in order to see the countryside. , . 6 (infml ) to or at a specified place, esp where sb lives , : I'll be round in an hour. . * We've invited the Frasers round this evening. . 7 (idm ) ,round a`boutin the surrounding district ; : the countryside round about * all the villages round about . Cf around2.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:16

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