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noun [countable]     round pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [usually plural] a series of visits to different people or places that are made as part of someone’s job

    Both doctors were out on their rounds.

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

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    1. a.
      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.

    2. b.
      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. 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 slice of bread or other food

    Just do me a boiled egg and a round of toast.

    1. a.
      British a sandwich or sandwiches made from two slices of bread

      She’s made three rounds of sandwiches just for me.

  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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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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