Round in a sentence as a noun

If you take the Kima offer, you will wind up doing an equity round.

And when the last law was down, and the ***** turned 'round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat?

He went round telling everyone that I was some tech wizard and that people should always come to me with their problems.

You might be mad at the guy who lived in the nearby castle, but there were only so many villagers you could round up.

Does he really think this woman that just had her life turned upside down gives a **** about his next round of funding?

With 15,000 active users you should be able to support them on one or two small Linode servers using round robin DNS.

"And I did not chip in ten grand to seed a first investment round to build value for a Facebook acquisition.

Round in a sentence as a verb

****, I worry about writing this here, because if they see it, we might get into another round of ******** with them.

This guy was very important on the wing - he had a crew of other guys who walked around with him and people often came to pay him.

He gave them the run around for quite a while before they eventually fired sedative darts into him and he collapsed screaming.

Maybe they prefer not to have debt on their balance sheet, with the legal obligation to pay it back in case they can't do a qualified funding round.

It doesn't have to hold you back - your attitude has to convince a potential employer that your background makes you a great candidate, not a worse one.

He then addressed his concerns about my blog post, and the potentially negative impact it could have on his companys growth and current round of funding.

The closer reality is that if the idea has 'legs' then you can expect a series A round that will reduce both of you to 33% and then a series B which takes you to 20% to 25%.

Round in a sentence as an adjective

If you drive a circle around the mall these days, the parking lot outside of the Walmart is packed to the gills, there are maybe 2 dozen cars in any other lot at the mall combined.

He isn't passing blame around, but accepting responsibility.

Other buff sellers kept selling them at the going rate so I did the rounds of the cities each night and bought up any HQ buffs which were under my price and added them to my stockpile.

This seems too expensive and I'd like to try and help, so I'm going to give you an idea of my hosting bill and why it's low and then suggest something for you:I pay around $3k per month.

As agriculture labor shifted to much cheaper migrant workers and automation, the people who used to live in these places year round either became less affluent, or moved away.

I average around 130 megabits per second of transfer - constantly, peaking at 150mbps I'm transferring roughly 40 terabytes of data per month.

Anecdote time:Back around 1996-8, Apple went through a spot of bother with the Powerbook range -- during the Amelio years, the number of models proliferated and the build quality fell through the floor.

Round in a sentence as an adverb

The postal service in Taiwan was always awesomely efficient when I lived there, with residential mail delivery twice a day all days of the week, year-round except for a brief set of holidays for Chinese New Year.

He used to live in Minnesota, where there is lethal cold outdoors during winter, but he was homeless in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, where it can feel cold at night but where the weather is liveable outdoors year-round.

I'd leave school and go to the mall instead of taking the bus home, mill around in the arcade for a bit, eat some cheap Chinese food in the food court, bum around in Radio Shack or the electronics section at JC Penny or just hang around with friends mallrats style.

In such cases, with institutional investors, you may still find yourself arguing about valuation in negotiating caps but the process is nowhere near as involved as it is with a typical equity round and founders with leverage can usually dispense with caps as well.

Much of the "distraction" that founders face in raising money exists precisely because a typical equity round can be a complex process and, apart from needing to sell the economic proposition behind their venture, founders must also make sure that any funds they do take in are taken on reasonable terms.

His theme is a clarion call to shape your life, and the way you make a living, around things you love to do and to avoid dying a slow death by simply doing a job that makes money - the point being that it makes no sense to pursue modest comforts at the cost of spending your life doing soul-deadening things you don't like doing just because they earn you a livelihood.

It also means you create tax risks and complications: if the equity round is too near the time of formation, the $.0001/sh pricing used by founders for their shares may look funny next to the much higher amount per share paid by investors, raising risks that the founders can be deemed to have received their shares at the higher valuation as potentially taxable service income; once you do an equity round, you will need to do 409A valuations in connection with doing option grants and that necessitates getting outside independent appraisals; equity rounds come with strings, including investor preferences, investor protective provisions limiting what you can do as a founder without investor approval, co-sale and first refusal rights favoring investors and concomitantly limiting founders, board seats and/or observer rights for investors, and the like.

Round definitions


a charge of ammunition for a single shot


an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the never-ending cycle of the seasons"

See also: cycle rhythm


a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"

See also: beat


(often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order); "the doctor goes on his rounds first thing every morning"; "the postman's rounds"; "we enjoyed our round of the local bars"


the activity of playing 18 holes of golf; "a round of golf takes about 4 hours"


the usual activities in your day; "the doctor made his rounds"


(sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

See also: turn bout


the course along which communications spread; "the story is going the rounds in Washington"


a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic); "he ordered a second round"


a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg


a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time; "they enjoyed singing rounds"

See also: troll


an outburst of applause; "there was a round of applause"


a crosspiece between the legs of a chair

See also: rung stave


any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"

See also: circle


wind around; move along a circular course; "round the bend"


make round; "round the edges"


pronounce with rounded lips

See also: labialize labialise


attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

See also: attack assail snipe assault


bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners"

See also: polish


express as a round number; "round off the amount"


become round, plump, or shapely; "The young woman is fleshing out"


having a circular shape

See also: circular


(of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"

See also: orotund rotund pear-shaped


(mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand; "in round numbers"


from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"

See also: around