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noun [countable]     round pronunciation in American English
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  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. 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.

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  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.

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  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
  6. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    do/make the rounds (about an Internet post) to be shared lots of times

    This nearly instant recipe has been making the rounds online, but it is too brilliant not to share here, too.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 28/12/2015
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