noting or pertaining to a conference, discussion, or deliberation in which each participant has equal status, equal time to present views, etc.:
a number of persons gathered together for conference, discussion of some subject, etc., and often seated at a round table.
the discussion, topic of discussion, or the conference itself.
(initial capital letter) Arthurian Romance.
the table, made round to avoid quarrels as to precedence, about which King Arthur and his knights sat.
King Arthur and his knights.
a meeting of parties or people on equal terms for discussion
(as modifier): a round-table conference
noun the Round Table
(in Arthurian legend) the table of King Arthur, shaped so that his knights could sit around it without any having precedence
Arthur and his knights collectively
one of an organization of clubs of young business and professional men who meet in order to further social and business activities and charitable work
(in New Zealand) an organization of businessmen supporting policies of the New Right
- Round tape
storage, jargon Industry-standard 1/2-inch magnetic tape (7- or 9-track) on traditional circular reels. See macrotape, opposite: square tape. [Jargon File] (1996-02-03)
[round-th uh-klok] /ˈraʊnd ðəˈklɒk/ adjective 1. around-the-clock. round-the-clock adjective 1. (or as adverb round the clock) throughout the day and night
- Round the horn
around the horn round the horn
- Round top
noun 1. a platform round the masthead of a sailing ship