round


round
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noun
1 series of events
ADJECTIVE
endless, long

Life to him was one long round of parties.

fresh, further, latest, new
earlier, previous
VERB + ROUND
begin, start
hold
complete
PREPOSITION
round of

a fresh round of peace talks

2 regular series of visits, etc.
ADJECTIVE
daily, weekly (esp. BrE)
milk, paper (both BrE)
VERB + ROUND
do, make

The milkman does his round very early. (BrE)

complete
PREPOSITION
on sb's round (esp. BrE)

a doctor on his round

3 number of drinks
VERB + ROUND
buy, order

I bought the last round.

PHRASES
it's my round (= it's my turn to buy the drinks)
a round of drinks

We just had time for one more round of drinks.

4 part of a competition
ADJECTIVE
first, second, etc.

Italy qualified for the second round of the tournament by beating Germany.

early, last, next, previous
opening, preliminary
final
qualifying
VERB + ROUND
make, reach

He has never made the fourth round of the tournament.

win

Ali won the next round convincingly.

lose
PREPOSITION
in a/the round

China was knocked out in the second round.

5 (in golf) one game
ADJECTIVE
practice

I finished the practice round and went in to have lunch.

VERB + ROUND
have, play, shoot
PHRASES
a round of golf

We had a good round of golf today.

6 bullets
ADJECTIVE
live
blank
artillery, mortar
VERB + ROUND
fire

The soldiers fired several blank rounds into the crowd.

PHRASES
a round of ammunition
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verb
PHRASAL VERB
round sth off
ADVERB
nicely (esp. BrE)

A coffee would round the meal off nicely.

PREPOSITION
with

We rounded off the day with a picnic.

Round is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑eye
Round is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bend, ↑corner, ↑curve, ↑turn
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adj.
Round is used with these nouns: ↑arch, ↑belly, ↑bracket, ↑breast, ↑end, ↑face, ↑figure, ↑glasses, ↑hole, ↑hut, ↑mirror, ↑neck, ↑shape, ↑shoulder, ↑spectacles, ↑stone, ↑sum, ↑table, ↑tower, ↑trip

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  • round — round1 [round] adj. [ME < OFr roont < L rotundus: see ROTUND] 1. shaped like a ball; spherical; globular 2. a) shaped like a circle, ring, or disk; circular b) shaped like a cylinder (in having a circular cross section); cylindrical 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Round — (round), n. 1. Anything round, as a circle, a globe, a ring. The golden round [the crown]. Shak. [1913 Webster] In labyrinth of many a round self rolled. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A series of changes or events ending where it began; a series of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Round — Round, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rounding}.] 1. To make circular, spherical, or cylindrical; to give a round or convex figure to; as, to round a silver coin; to round the edges of anything. [1913 Webster] Worms with many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Round — Round, prep. On every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people atood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass. [1913 Webster] The serpent Error twines round human hearts. Cowper. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Round — or rounds can mean:* The shape of a circle or sphere * Rounding (sediment), the smoothness of a sediment particle * Roundedness, the roundedness of the lips in the pronunciation of a phoneme * Rounding, the truncation of a number to reduce the… …   Wikipedia


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