- shaped like a circle or cylinder；having a curved shape like part of the circumference of a circle
- a circular piece of something；a thick disc of beef cut from the haunch as a joint.
- so as to rotate or cause rotation; with circular motion；so as to cover or take in the whole area surrounding a particular centre
- on every side of (a focal point)；(of something abstract) having (the thing mentioned) as a focus
- pass and go round (something) so as to move on in a changed direction；alter (a number) to one less exact but more convenient for calculations
verb: round, 3rd person present: rounds, gerund or present participle: rounding, past tense: rounded, past participle: rounded
noun: round, plural noun: rounds
- 1. shaped like a circle or cylinder she was seated at a small, round table 同義詞
- ▪ having a curved shape like part of the circumference of a circle round brackets
- ▪ (of a person's shoulders) bent forward from the line of the back.
- 2. shaped like a sphere a round glass ball the grapes are small and round
- ▪ (of a person's body) plump he could move quickly despite his round physique 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ having a curved surface with no sharp projections the boulders look round and smooth
- 3. (of a voice) rich and mellow; not harsh his rich, round voice went down well with the listeners 同義詞 反義詞
- 4. (of a number) expressed in convenient units rather than exactly, for example to the nearest whole number or multiple of ten the size of the fleet is given in round numbers
- ▪ used to show that a figure has been completely and exactly reached the batsman made a round 100 a round dozen 同義詞
- ▪ archaic (of a sum of money) considerable his business is worth a round sum to me
- 5. not omitting or disguising anything; frank she berated him in good round terms 同義詞 反義詞
- 1. a circular piece of something cut the pastry into rounds 同義詞
- ▪ a thick disc of beef cut from the haunch as a joint.
- 2. an act of visiting a number of people or places in turn she did the rounds of her family to say goodbye
- ▪ a regular tour of inspection in which the well-being of those visited is checked the doctor is just making his rounds in the wards 同義詞
- ▪ British a journey along a fixed route delivering goods as part of one's job or a job involving such journeys I did a newspaper round
- 3. each of a sequence of sessions in a process, typically characterized by development between one session and another the two sides held three rounds of talks
- ▪ a division of a contest such as a boxing or wrestling match.
- ▪ each of a succession of stages in a competition, in each of which more candidates are eliminated the FA Cup first round 同義詞
- ▪ an act of playing all the holes in a golf course once Eileen enjoys the occasional round of golf
- 4. a regularly recurring sequence of activities their lives were a daily round of housework and laundry 同義詞
- ▪ a set of drinks bought for all the members of a group, typically as part of a sequence in which each member in turn buys such a set it's my round
- 5. 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.
- 6. British a slice of bread two rounds of toast
- ▪ the quantity of sandwiches made from two slices of bread.
- 7. the amount of ammunition needed to fire one shot the gun can fire 30 rounds a second 同義詞
- ▪ a fixed number of arrows shot from a fixed distance.
- 1. so as to rotate or cause rotation; with circular motion a plane circled round overhead she turned her glass round and round
- ▪ so as to cover or take in the whole area surrounding a particular centre she paused to glance round admiringly at the décor
- ▪ so as to reach everyone in a particular group or area he passed round a newspaper cutting
- 2. so as to rotate and face in the opposite direction he swung round to face her
- ▪ so as to lead in another direction it was the last house before the road curved round
- ▪ used in describing the position of something, typically with regard to the direction in which it is facing or its relation to other items the picture shows the pieces the wrong way round
- ▪ used to describe a situation in terms of the relation between people, actions, or events it was he who was attacking her, not the other way round
- 3. so as to surround someone or something everyone crowded round a pool with banks all the way round
- ▪ used in stating the girth of something the trunk is nine feet round
- 4. so as to reach a new place or position, typically by moving to the other side of something he made his way round to the back of the building they went the long way round by the main road
- ▪ used to convey an ability to navigate or orientate oneself I like pupils to find their own way round
- ▪ informal used to convey the idea of visiting someone else why don't you come round to my flat?
- 5. used to suggest idle and purposeless motion or activity he was driving round aimlessly
- 6. so as to give support and companionship if one girl is distraught the others will rally round
- 1. on every side of (a focal point) the area round the school with shifting sands all round me 同義詞
- ▪ (of something abstract) having (the thing mentioned) as a focus the text is built round real practical examples
- 2. so as to encircle (someone or something) he wrapped the blanket round him she drew a red circle round his name
- ▪ (of a person's arm or arms) partially encircling (another person) as a gesture of affection Angus put an arm round Flora and kissed her
- 3. following an approximately circular route past (a corner or obstacle) a bus appeared round the corner
- ▪ on the other side of (a corner or obstacle) Steven parked the car round the corner
- ▪ so as to hit (something) in passing if he didn't shut up he might get a clip round the ear
- 4. so as to cover or take in the whole area of (a place) she went round the house and saw that all the windows were barred 同義詞
- 1. pass and go round (something) so as to move on in a changed direction the ship rounded the cape and sailed north
- 2. alter (a number) to one less exact but more convenient for calculations we'll round the weight up to the nearest kilo the committee rounded down the figure
- 3. give a round shape to a lathe that rounded chair legs
- ▪ become circular in shape her eyes rounded in dismay
- ▪ pronounce (a vowel) with the lips narrowed and protruded the actor's uneven attempt to round the vowels of his midwestern twang