round·​up | \ ˈrau̇nd-ˌəp How to pronounce roundup (audio) \

Definition of roundup

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a(1) : the act or process of collecting animals (such as cattle) by riding around them and driving them in
(2) : the cowboys and ranch personnel engaged in a cattle roundup
b : a gathering in of scattered persons or things a roundup of all suspects
2 : a summary of information a roundup of the news

round up

rounded up; rounding up; rounds up

Definition of round up (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to collect (animals, such as cattle) by means of a roundup
2 : to gather in or bring together from various quarters

Examples of roundup in a Sentence

Noun The police ordered a roundup of all the suspects. Here's a roundup of today's news. Verb rounded everyone up for one final training session
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First Known Use of roundup


1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)


1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 May 2022

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“Roundup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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round·​up | \ ˈrau̇nd-ˌəp How to pronounce roundup (audio) \

Kids Definition of roundup

1 : the act of gathering together animals on the range by circling them in vehicles or on horseback and driving them in
2 : the act of gathering together scattered persons or things
3 : summary entry 2 Here's a roundup of the day's news.

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