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

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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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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Our roundup features fans for every budget, including wallet-friendly picks from Amazon Basics and high-end splurges like the Dyson Air Multiplier Table Fan. Bridget Degnan, Southern Living, "The 10 Best Cooling Fans for Every Room in Your Home," 15 Apr. 2021 See which other artists are set to put on virtual events this week in the roundup below. Anna Chan, Billboard, "Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch: Week of April 12," 11 Apr. 2021 Through May 21, the city is hosting a warrant forgiveness program, which is a change from previous warrant roundup efforts. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "McKinney municipal court is forgiving warrants through new program until May 21," 9 Apr. 2021 The entire head-spinning roundup is full of jewels. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Biz Stone and Mark Cuban are backing an Instagram for NFTs," 31 Mar. 2021 Regional roundup:Scores, highlights from a classic regional night 'Give the ball to Brian. Paul Shepherd, The Indianapolis Star, "'I just felt it tonight.' Ya think? Guerin Catholic's Joseph Bobilya hits 10 3s, scores 40," 14 Mar. 2021 The weekend has finally arrived, which means it’s time to sit back, kick up your legs, and relax with a nice soothing roundup of the best daily deals on the web. Maren Estrada, BGR, "10 deals you don’t want to miss on Saturday: $2 smart plugs, $63 camera drone, $17 Alexa speaker, Scotts lawn care, more," 3 Apr. 2021 Our list below aims to prove just that, with a roundup of red wines that cost $20 or less. Anthony Marcusa,, "The best cheap red wine," 1 Apr. 2021 This week’s roundup of progress stories includes evidence that the needle can move on even the most obdurate problems, from sewage pollution to human trafficking. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, "Coral reefs in Fiji rebound at unexpected pace," 31 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of roundup was in 1847

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17 Apr 2021

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“Roundup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of roundup

: the act or process of gathering together animals (such as cattle) by circling around them in vehicles or on horses
: the act or process of finding and gathering together people or things of the same kind
: a brief statement of the most important information


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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