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 In California is a roundup of news from across USA TODAY Network newsrooms. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "In California: Mountain lions prowl for protected status; hemp goes big," 14 Feb. 2020 Here is a roundup of what was written nationally and in Connecticut after the game: Sabrina Ionescu loved Kobe Bryant, who would have loved watching her play against Connecticut (Washington Post) No. oregonlive, "What they’re saying nationally, in Connecticut about Oregon beating UConn women’s basketball," 5 Feb. 2020 Here’s a roundup of what other key senators said Tuesday. Patricia Mazzei,, "Susan Collins announces she will vote to acquit Trump," 4 Feb. 2020 Here is a roundup of grades and analysis from across the nation about the Cowboys’ new head coach. Dallas News, "NFL head coaching grades: How do experts view Cowboys’ hiring of Mike McCarthy compared to other NFC East coaches?," 14 Jan. 2020 Here's a roundup of who will be on the spring ballot. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's who's running for office in Milwaukee's western suburbs in the April election," 8 Jan. 2020 The devices all seemed pretty early in development, and nailing down exactly how anything would work was a challenge, but here's a roundup of the things Samsung talked about at CES. The Bixby speaker lives! Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Samsung’s CES vaporware keynote details AR glasses, fitness exoskeleton," 7 Jan. 2020 Which reminds us, any roundup of greatest movies isn't merely subjective., "Michigan's Greatest Movies: Who won, Eddie Murphy, Clint Eastwood or Eminem?," 5 Jan. 2020 Here is a roundup of the most popular outdoor gift items from Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the rest of 2019 combined. Ben Romans, Field & Stream, "Last-Minute Gift Guide for Hunting and Fishing Gear," 13 Dec. 2019

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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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18 Feb 2020

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“Roundup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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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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