round off

(redirected from rounded off)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to rounded off: rounded up, rounded out

round off

1. To eliminate the decimals from a fraction in order to create a whole number, either by moving to the next lowest number when the decimals are less than one half, or moving up the next highest number when the decimals are greater than one half. A noun or pronoun can be used between "round" and "off." Please round off the figures used in your return, as failure to do so may result in delay to it being processed correctly. You can't just round the number off like that—it has to be exact!
2. To finish or complement something, especially in a perfect or appropriate way. A noun or pronoun can be used between "round" and "off." We rounded off the evening with a lovely walk through Central Park. I actually think it's nicer to round a meal off with a selection of cheeses, rather than a dessert.
See also: off, round

round something off (with something)

to finish something with something; to complement something with something. We rounded the meal off with a fine cognac. We rounded off the meal with a sinful dessert.
See also: off, round

round something off

to change a number to the next higher or lower whole number. (See also round off to something.) You should round 8.122 off. I rounded off 8.789 to 9.
See also: off, round

round off

1. Change a number to the closest whole number or the closest multiple of 10. For example, Rounding it off, I expect the new school addition will cost a million dollars.
2. Also, round out. Finish, complete, especially in a neat or perfect way. For example, They rounded off the dinner with a magnificent liqueur, or That stamp rounded out his collection. [Mid-1700s; variant, mid-1800s] Also see round out.
See also: off, round
References in periodicals archive ?
MERTHYR........................28 CARDIFF..........................34 CARDIFF'S bonus-point win at Merthyr kept them in the hunt for their first title since 2009 and rounded off a great weekend for them.
This season was rounded off in a thrilling weekend, with lifters in action in a number of competitions.
John Butler rounded off an impressive week by scoring five goals for the second match in succession.
Summary: A small change of 10 fils and 5 fils can be rounded off to 25 fils and traders should not charge customers more than 20 fils in addition to the bill amount.
In the second Division Winslow Rovers became champions after they beat Naylorsfield 2-1 to win promotion and the title while under-18s champions Marshalls rounded off their title winning season in style with an 8-1 win against MSB Woolton Galaxy which saw hot-shot striker Adam Moorcroft finish on 40 goals.
Longley, playing from flanker, pounced on a loose ball and scythed through the Barnsley defenders for his first try, while, blindside flanker Seth Clay rounded off a fine handling move to make it 38-0.
Highly-rated defender Regan Poole - on as a second half sub - then set up Jones on 84 minutes, before Barrow rounded off the win two minutes from time - with his effort greeted warmly by both sets of supporters.
The latest figure was 11 points higher than the record low +31 rating (58 percent satisfied minus 28 percent dissatisfied, rounded off) that Binay scored in March, which SWS also rated as good.
SWANSEA 0 FULHAM 3 Kacaniklic (22), Berbatov (77), Emanuelson (90) FULHAM rounded off their Premier League campaign with a first win in eight games as Swansea's memorable campaign concluded with a whimper at the Liberty Stadium.
The division's top scorer Ashley McAlpine added another four goals to his impressive tally and the win was rounded off courtesy of a Stu Marshall brace and a single Mickey Adamson strike.
Lions prop Tom Williams rounded off a fine move with a try shortly after, Boden kicking the extras, but two Higgins penalties left the scores level at the break.
He added that he had proposed measures to curb siphoning of money and added that the increase in the fare of platform tickets was nominal and that the amount was just rounded off.
Fly-half Jack Jolly converted before adding the extras when Brown rounded off a good move in the 21st minute.
But Everton's Lewis Codling rounded off the scoring just before the end.
The massive Song 2 rounded off a trio of high-tempo anthems.