|Origin:||roont, from Latin rotundus|
round2 S1 W2
shaped like a circle:
a big round table
Jamie's eyes grew round with delight.
shaped like a ball:
small round berries
fat and curved:
round chubby cheeks
4HMN [only before noun]
a round number or figure is a whole number, often ending in 0:
Let's make it a round figure: say £50?
in round figures (=expressed as the nearest 10, 100, 1000 etc)
Altogether, in round figures, there are about three thousand students here.
a round hundred/dozen etc (=a complete hundred etc)
➔ a square peg in a round holeat square1 (12)
—roundness noun [uncountable]