round·up | \ˈrau̇nd-ˌəp \

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

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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


The police ordered a roundup of all the suspects. Here's a roundup of today's news.


rounded everyone up for one final training session
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Here’s a short roundup of restaurants that provide a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entrée when dining at the eatery on a particular weekday. Sally Deneen,, "Free kid's meals offered at South Florida restaurants," 12 July 2018 Here’s a roundup from both events of what’s new, what’s real and what’s vapor. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Here’s who wins in Walmart’s $16 billion takeover of India’s Flipkart," 10 May 2018 Here’s a roundup: A. A resident in the 8700 block of South Oak Park Drive reported to police that sometime between Jan. 6 and Jan. 17 someone cut the catalytic converter, valued at $50, out of his vehicle, which was parked near his residence. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oak Creek police report: Police receive rash of reports of catalytic converters stolen from vehicles," 24 Jan. 2018 And that's this week's TalkingTech weekend news roundup. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Cord cutting is getting pricier, but there's one sure way to keep it cheap," 7 July 2018 Stay in the know on issues effecting women with our weekly women in the news roundup. Emily Cassidy /, NBC News, "In the Know: Women in the news," 6 July 2018 This is one of the guns seized this week as two wanted felons who had slipped away before a gang roundup last month were arrested, police say. Christine Dempsey,, "Police: Two More Wanted Felons Nabbed In Hartford, Enfield, After Gang Roundup," 6 July 2018 This week’s roundup provides some examples, including a custom bowling alley, multiple kitchens and a one-hole golf course. Neal J. Leitereg And Lauren Beale,, "Hot Property Newsletter: The lavish life," 30 June 2018 My colleague Allison Steele wrote this useful happy hour roundup a few months ago, with tips on deals at Double Knot, El Rey, and Fette Sau. Craig Laban,, "How to stretch your dining dollars in Philly | Craig LaBan," 27 June 2018

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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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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 \

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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