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noun [countable] round pronunciation in American English /raʊnd/ 
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singularround
pluralrounds
  1. 1
    one of a series of meetings
    round of:

    The next round of peace talks will be held in Rome.

    The agreement came at the end of the third round of negotiations.

    1. a.
      a game or a series of games in a competition

      Murray plays his first match in the second round on Wednesday.

      round of:

      Brazil beat the United States in the second round of the World Cup.

    2. b.
      one of a series of elections

      The opposition party is leading after the first round of the elections.

    3. d.
      [usually plural] a series of visits to different people or places that are made as part of someone's job

      The bag was found by a mailman on his morning delivery round.

  2. 2
    a bullet or a shot that is fired from a weapon

    Those guns are capable of firing 1,250 rounds per minute.

    He had a handgun and several rounds of live ammunition.

  3. 3
    a complete game of golf

    He likes nothing more than to play a round of golf.

  4. 4
    a drink for each of the people in a group

    Tom went to the bar to order another round of drinks.

    It's my round (=I will buy the drinks).

  5. 5
    a round slice of food

    He prepared cucumber rounds covered with cream cheese.

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