variants or less commonly roundtrip or round-trip
plural round trips also roundtrips or round-trips
often attributive
: a trip to a place and back usually over the same route
It's a 25 mile round trip to work.
an hour-long round trip by boat
The lowest fare for the round trip is $1,694.18 including taxes and fees …Helen Anders and James Barragan
round-trip adjective
or less commonly roundtrip
round-trip fares
round-trip travel
With 50,000 miles accumulated, one can qualify for a free roundtrip ticket to Europe and back. David E. Rosenbaum
round trip adverb
or round-trip or roundtrip
Consider the cost of flying round-trip for a three-day weekend to Los Angeles … Michael Fumento

Examples of round trip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sister Janice Farnham, his professor of church theology, traveled more than 10 hours on a round trip to visit Martin's father in the hospital. NPR, 3 June 2024 Nestled deep within the Picket Wire Canyonlands (part of the Comanche National Grasslands near La Junta and Trinidad), hikers need to trek more than 11 miles round trip on foot to visit Dinosaur Lake in the remote Purgatoire River valley. Tiney Ricciardi, The Denver Post, 2 June 2024 The odometer showed the car had traveled 1,000 miles the week of the attack — the distance of a round trip to and from the lawyer’s block in Pacific Palisades. Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2024 This summer, travelers can score a coveted Companion Pass by simply booking a round trip or two one-way flights to paradise in June or July, Southwest shared with Travel + Leisure. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 23 May 2024 The hike to the base of the falls is only a half-mile round trip, so plan to extend your trek to a second waterfall, Upper Fish Creek Falls (around 5 miles round trip), or beyond to Long Lake (13 miles round trip). Sarah Kuta, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Mar. 2024 Rather than be deterred, travelers should think of rail travel as breaking the mold of point-to-point round trips, said Jones. Albert Stumm, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 May 2024 Typically cruises are round trips, though there are some one-way transatlantic offerings. Dillon Mullan, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2024 The park advises day hikers to start by 3 a.m. and expect the round trip to take 10 to 15 hours. Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, 15 May 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of round trip was in 1837

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“Round trip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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