round[ round ]SEE DEFINITION OF round
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROUND
So the old man and the young man made the round of the Bines properties.
This afternoon went with Jemmy to the summit of Yeadie, and took a round of angles.
Round this a piece of leather is stretched and dressed with emery.
There were about twenty round us; they appeared very frightened.
This afternoon I took a round of angles and bearings from a pile of stones on the hill.
When we get to the circle of 'em, because they're all round the cabin, we'll drive at 'em together.
The Marquis made a round of the principal of those mansions.
All you had to do when you got it inside a man was to turn it round a bit, and the wound gaped and tore.
"Robin, you might get me my shawl;" and Robin would go and get the shawl and put it round her.
His eyes, round and full and steady, taxed her with falsehood, with hypocrisy.
late 13c., from Anglo-French rounde, Old French roont (12c., Modern French rond), probably originally *redond, from Vulgar Latin *retundus (cf. Provençal redon, Spanish redondo, Old Italian ritondo), from Latin rotundus "like a wheel, circular, round," related to rota "wheel" (see rotary).
As an adverb from c.1300; as a preposition from c.1600. In many uses it is a shortened form of around. The French word is the source of Middle Dutch ront (Dutch rond), Middle High German runt (German rund) and similar Germanic words.
Of numbers from mid-14c., from earlier sense "full, complete, brought to completion" (mid-14c., notion of symmetry extended to that of completeness). First record of round trip is from 1844, originally of railways. Round heels attested from 1926, in reference to incompetent boxers, 1927 in reference to loose women, in either case implying an inability to avoid ending up flat on one's back.