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American English: /raʊnd/
British English: /raʊnd/

Translation of round in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (circular)
    round arch round tower
    torre (feminine) circular
    Example sentences
    • I read each label on the round cylinders and the vials within.
    • Without really thinking about it, she drew a huge, round circle on the page.
    • The circle, on a hilltop setting, is nearly perfectly round, with a diameter of 33 m.
    1.2 (spherical)
    Example sentences
    • He reached into his pocket and brought forth a small round sphere.
    • Baseball is more than round balls and base runs; it can also involve branding, design, and typography.
    • Then suddenly, he pulled the pinchers out, and in their serrated grasp was a perfectly round lead musket ball.
    1.3 (not angular)
    she has very round shoulders
    es muy cargada de espaldas
    es muy encorvada
    Example sentences
    • I felt my hand being pressed against a smooth, round mound.
    • A large, round, smooth rock protruded suddenly a few feet past a break in the forest.
    • Why are rocks found near rivers mostly smooth and round?
  • 2 (whole)
    let's bring it up to a round 50
    digamos 50 para redondear
    she's inherited a nice round sum [colloquial]
    ha heredado una buena cantidad de dinero
    Example sentences
    • We could easily have taken more - but I wanted a nice, round number.
    • Can you put a round figure on the kind of government investment you're going to need to get this up and running?
    • However, for the purposes of argument, let's stick with a million as a nice round figure.
  • 3 3.1 (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • ‘I always like champagne in the afternoon,’ he informed me in his rich round voice.
    • He speaks this language like every other American, with a deep round voice that seems to come from somewhere below his knees.
    • She spoke without any apparent accent, in a round voice filled with soft vowels and smooth consonants.
    3.2 (sonorous)


  • 2 countable 2.1 (series) the latest round of tax cuts
    la última serie de recortes impositivos
    one long round of problems
    una larga serie or sucesión de problemas
    round of talks
    ronda (feminine) de conversaciones
    the daily round the daily round of meetings and phone calls
    la rutina diaria de reuniones y llamadas telefónicas
    Example sentences
    • Investment in education in general, and in particular school education would play a vital role in the next round of development.
    • Even more to the point, it makes you wonder how on earth it got past the usual film-industry round of development meetings and off the ground.
    • Mandela believed agreement would be reached in the next, final round of negotiations in July.
    2.2 (burst) a round of applause
    un aplauso
    let's have a round of applause for …
    un aplauso para …
    she got a huge round of applause
    la aplaudieron mucho
    recibió un gran aplauso or [formal] una gran ovación
  • 3 countable (Sport, Games) 3.1 (of tournament, quiz) the second round
    la segunda vuelta or eliminatoria
    Example sentences
    • It had been rather emotional for those groups that were eliminated in the second round.
    • The competition consists of three rounds: preliminary, semi-final and final.
    • The first time he entered, he was eliminated after the first round.
    (in showjumping) recorrido (masculine)
    he managed a clear round (Riding)
    hizo un recorrido sin faltas
    Example sentences
    • Haley and I sat on the swings, while Chad and Dominic continued their tiebreaker round of wrestling.
    • He looked tattered and damp, as if he'd just done ten rounds of mud wrestling.
    • Worse than that is when Taylor prevents the timekeeper from ending the round during the big fight.
    Example sentences
    • Once the round of golf is over, the brothers can relax in the hotel's leisure complex.
    • They just showed up once a quarter for a round of golf and a casual perusal of the books.
    • Although he was about to turn 90, he looked trim and fit and boasted he had just returned from a robust round of golf at a nearby course.
    3.3 (in card games)
  • 4 4.1 (of visits) (often plural) the doctor is off making his rounds or (British) is on his rounds at the moment
    el doctor está haciendo visitas a domicilio or visitando pacientes en este momento
    the nurse does her round of the wards at midday
    la enfermera hace la ronda de las salas a mediodía
    we had to make or (British) do or go the rounds of all the relatives
    tuvimos que ir de visita a casa de todos los parientes
    his manuscript has made or (British) done or gone the rounds of most of the publishers in town
    su manuscrito ha circulado por la mayoría de las editoriales de la ciudad
    Example sentences
    • When he was 20, Lewis made the rounds of Nashville's country career-makers.
    • Sara made the rounds of a few of the commands around the perimeter of the valley, attending to last-minute details.
    • I made the rounds of the cabin to see if any of the guys wanted to come with me and Dutchie.
    4.2 countable (of watchman)
    (British) (of postman, milkman) recorrido (masculine)
    he's doing his paper round
    está haciendo el reparto de periódicos
    Example sentences
    • She glanced up and down the hallway, checking for night nurses making their rounds.
    • For as long as I could remember Doc Harris had been making his rounds in his trap with Lady, the grey mare.
    • The other flight attendants continued making their rounds.
    Example sentences
    • A local delivery driver tells the Graun that he's had to be towed out of the area three times in two weeks, and now keeps the engine running when he's on his rounds.
    • My very first job was doing a bread delivery round for the Co-op for six months.
  • 6 countable (shot) they fired ten rounds into the car
    dispararon diez veces sobre el coche
    he only had two rounds of ammunition left
    solo le quedaban dos balas ( or cartuchos etc. )
    Example sentences
    • The directional pad is used for zooming in on targets, and the trigger buttons fire rounds of ammunition.
    • The 8th Air Force had fired 99 million rounds of ammunition during these flights and it is thought that 20,000 German planes were destroyed.
    • In 1885, Maxim developed a single-barrel weapon that could fire 500 rounds of ammunition a minute.
  • 7 countable and uncountable (cut of meat)
    (corte de carne del cuarto trasero)
    Example sentences
    • Nutrient composition data are available for four lean cuts of bison: rib-eye, clod, top round and top sirloin.
    • Take a round of fresh beef (or the half of one if it is very large) and remove the bone.
    • I would appreciate some information on how to cook an inside round of beef using a slow cook method.
  • 8 countable (of bread) (British) a round of toast
    una tostada
    un pan tostado (Mexico)
    a round of sandwiches
    un sándwich
  • 9 countable (Music) 9.1 (canon)
    Example sentences
    • We sang songs in rounds, back and forth with our own echoes.
    • Its ancestry is in the madrigal, the round, the glee (which fostered numerous glee clubs), and the partsong.
    • Their older brothers and sisters performed the Jewish song Shalom Chaverim, sung as a round.
    9.2round (dance)
    (danza que se baila en corro)

transitive verb

  • 1 (go around)
    dar la vuelta a
    Example sentences
    • By the end of the third day, the ship had rounded the cape.
    • Jack and Angela rounded the corner three blocks away from their houses.
    • She moved through an office door and rounded the corner to the employee lounge.
    Example sentences
    • To deepen the stretch, slowly extend arms and round spine forward, letting the weight of the torso fall forward.
  • 3
    Example sentences
    • Under the act, prices for such items as television licences and permits have to be rounded down to the nearest convenient amount below the exact euro equivalent.
    • This bracket will be rounded down to the nearest $50 for joint returns and head of household returns.
    • Income and gains should be rounded down to the nearest pound, while tax credits and deductions should be rounded up to the nearest pound.

Phrasal verbs

round down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
redondear (por defecto)

round off

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
(sharp edge)
1.2 (end suitably)
the award rounded off a brilliant career
el galardón fue el broche de oro de una carrera brillante
2verb + adverb to round off I'd like to say that …
para concluir or terminar quisiera decir que …

round on

verb + preposition + object
volverse contra

round out

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (make fuller)
2verb + adverb (become fatter)

round up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
redondear (por exceso)
2 (collect)
hacer una redada de
3 (summarize)
hacer un resumen de


(esp British)
  • 1 1.1 (in a circle) we walked all the way round
    dimos toda la vuelta
    they ran round and round
    dieron vueltas y vueltas corriendo
    all year round
    durante todo el año
    1.2 (so as to face in different direction) the wind veered round
    el viento cambió de dirección
    see alsoturn round
    1.3 (on all sides) everyone crowded round
    todo el mundo se apiñó alrededor
    Example sentences
    • Filming with a mini camera quickly brought a good-natured crowd of local residents flocking round, proud of their remarkable monument.
    • Once the warm-up was finished, Mr. Christian told them to gather round in a circle while he passed out the names.
    • I found myself in the garden of the farm-house, an orchard in the centre and flowerbeds all round.
  • 2 2.1 (from one place, person to another) we went inside and had a look round
    entramos y echamos un vistazo
    the curator took us round
    el conservador nos mostró or nos enseñó el museo ( or la colección etc. )
    a list was handed round
    se hizo circular una lista
    I phoned round to find a cheaper flight
    hice unas cuantas llamadas tratando de encontrar un pasaje más barato
    she prefers to travel round on her own
    prefiere viajar sola
    see alsoask round
    2.2 (at, to different place) I expect she's round at Ed's
    supongo que estará en casa de Ed
    supongo que estará donde Ed (Latin America)
    supongo que estará en lo de Ed (Río de la Plata)
    we dashed round to the bank
    fuimos corriendo al banco
    he brought his girlfriend round
    trajo a su novia
    we're having friends round for a meal
    hemos invitado a unos amigos a comer
    see alsocall round
    2.3all round
    (in every respect) en todos los sentidos
    (for everybody) a todos
    their team was better all round
    su equipo era mejor en todos los sentidos
    congratulations all round!
    ¡felicitaciones a todos!
    he bought drinks all round
    compró bebidas para todos


(esp British)
  • 1 (encircling) they built a wall round the garden
    construyeron un muro alrededor del jardín
    the wall round the garden
    el muro que rodea el jardín
    round the corner
    a la vuelta (de la esquina)
  • 2 2.1 (in the vicinity of)
    cerca de
    en los alrededores de
    there are several antique shops round the canal
    cerca or en los alrededores del canal hay varios anticuarios
    she lives round here
    vive por aquí
    round about 5 o'clock
    alrededor de las cinco
    2.2 (within, through) he does odd jobs round the house
    hace arreglitos en la casa
    we had a look round the old town
    dimos una vuelta por el casco viejo de la ciudad
    she spent six months cycling round Ireland
    pasó seis meses viajando en bicicleta por Irlanda
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