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Pronunciation: /raʊnd/

Translation of round in French:


  • 1all round tout autour whisky all round! du whisky pour tout le monde! to go all the way round faire tout le tour to go round and round tourner en rond
  • 2 (to place, home) to go round to sb's house passer chez qn to ask sb round dire à qn de passer à la maison to invite sb round for lunch inviter qn à déjeuner (chez soi)
  • 3all year round toute l'année this time round cette fois-ci


  • 1 autour de [table] to sit round the fire s'asseoir au coin du feu
  • 2to go round the corner tourner au coin de la rue just round the corner tout près to go round an obstacle contourner un obstacle
  • 3her sister took us round Oxford sa sœur nous a fait visiter Oxford to go round the shops faire les magasins


  • 1 (of competition) manche (f); (of golf, cards) partie (f); (in boxing) round (m); (in showjumping) parcours (m); (in election) tour (m); (of talks) série (f) a round of drinks une tournée a round of ammunition une cartouche a round of applause une salve d'applaudissements a round of toast un toast
  • 2to do one's rounds [postman, milkman] faire sa tournée [doctor] visiter ses malades [guard] faire sa ronde to go or do the rounds [rumour, flu] circuler


  • 1 rond/-e in round figures, that's £100 si on arrondit, ça fait 100 livres sterling a round dozen une douzaine exactement
  • 2to have round shoulders avoir le dos voûté


  • contourner [headland] to round the corner tourner au coin to round a bend prendre un virage

phr (round about)

  • 1 (approximately) à peu près, environ
  • 2 (vicinity) the people round about les gens des environs

Phrasal verbs

round off

finir [meal, evening] (with par); conclure [speech] 1.1 arrondir [corner, figure]

round on

round on [sb] attaquer violemment she rounded on me elle m'est tombée dessus [fam]

round up

regrouper [people]; rassembler [livestock] 1.1 arrondir [qch] au chiffre supérieur [figure]

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