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round·​up ˈrau̇nd-ˌəp How to pronounce roundup (audio)
: the act or process of collecting animals (such as cattle) by riding around them and driving them in
: the cowboys and ranch personnel engaged in a cattle roundup
: a gathering in of scattered persons or things
a roundup of all suspects
: a summary of information
a roundup of the news

round up

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rounded up; rounding up; rounds up

transitive verb

: to collect (animals, such as cattle) by means of a roundup
: 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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Word History

First Known Use


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


1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of roundup was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Roundup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 noun
round·​up ˈrau̇n-ˌdəp How to pronounce roundup (audio)
: the gathering together of animals (as cows) on the range by riding around them and driving them in
: a gathering together of scattered persons or things
: summary entry 2
a roundup of the news

round up

2 of 2 verb
: to collect (as cattle) by circling and driving
: to gather in or bring together

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