round off

transitive verb

Definition of round off

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to trim or finish into curved or rounded form
2 : to bring to symmetry or completion rounded off his property by purchase of the additional land a term in Congress rounded off his career
3 : round entry 6 sense 7a round all decimals off to the nearest thousandth


plural -s

Definition of roundoff (Entry 2 of 2)

: a tumbling stunt in which the body makes one revolution from feet to hands to feet incorporating a half twist — compare cartwheel

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First Known Use of round off


1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for round off

Transitive verb

round entry 6


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The first known use of round off was in 1917

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“Round off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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