Round about


Round about
Round Round, prep. On every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people atood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass. [1913 Webster]

The serpent Error twines round human hearts. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{Round about}, an emphatic form for round or about. ``Moses . . . set them [The elders] round about the tabernacle.'' --Num. xi. 24.

{To come round}, to gain the consent of, or circumvent, (a person) by flattery or deception. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.