round down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v round down express as a round number "round off the amount"
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Quotations

  • Ben Hogan
    Ben Hogan
    “As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”
  • Josephine Pollard
    Josephine Pollard
    “The wheel goes round and round, some are up and some are on the down, and still the wheel goes round.”

Usage

In literature:

He looked her up and down, all round, before and behind.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
There were eight boats crammed with people lying round her when she went down.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Send Hugh round by the burn; I'll go straight up the hill, and come down upon Loch Cognahoighliey.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
She stooped down and put her arms round the kneeling figure and drew her up.
"A Girl of the Klondike" by Victoria Cross
I've been aiming to bring these children down here ever' day for a week, and never got clear 'round to it, tel to-day.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
I laid down the glass and looked sharply round the horizon.
"A Middy of the King" by Harry Collingwood
The boat was got round, the men sprang into their seats, and, getting out their oars, dashed away down the stream.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
They carried her round to her cart and laid her down on the straw, her head on the lap of one of her children.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
I sat on the stone and looked all round and down and round about me.
"The House of Souls" by Arthur Machen
Next he walked all round the field, and back home down the middle.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
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In poetry:

And almost to the feet came down
A garment wove throughout;
Such garment he had never seen
In countries round about!
"After An Old Legend" by George MacDonald
Oh down at the tavern
the children are singing
around their round table
and around me still.
Did you hear what it said?
"Portrait Of An Old Woman On The College Tavern Wall" by Anne Sexton
"You speak to Salem Hardieker;
"You was his girl, I know.
"I ship mineselfs to-morrow, see,
"Und round the Skaw we go,
"South, down the Cattegat, by Hjelm,
"To Besser in Saro."
"The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding-House" by Rudyard Kipling
There may we pray that when Death's hour hath found us,
We may lie down, like him, to happy rest;
Daybreak above, life's song and fragrance round us,
And God's dear Word upon each faithful breast.
"The Hermit Of Gibraltar" by Menella Bute Smedley
WE sat us down and wept,
Where Babel's waters slept,
And we thought of home and Zion as a long-gone, happy dream;
We hung our harps in air
On the willow boughs, which there,
Gloomy as round a sepulchre, were drooping o'er the stream.
"Psalm CXXXVIII "By the rivers of Babylon."" by Fitz-Greene Halleck
And the stars shed their radiance pure, yet faint,
Like aureole round the brow of a saint,
As on earth they calm look down;
And raising our tearful and heavy gaze
On high, to their solemn, silvery rays,
We whisper—“Thus shines her crown.”
"Tribute To The Memory Of The Rev. Sister The Nativity, Foundress Of The Convent Of Villa Maria" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Manny Pacquiao, right, had been down in the third round but knocked Juan Manuel Marquez down in the fifth and the two were exchanging heavy blows in the sixth round.
Linebacker Caleb McSurdy, a seventh-round pick, went down during individual drills with a lower leg injury.
The Buhach Colony takes down the Antelope Titans in round two of the playoffs.
Jarnell Stokes recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds on Thursday, as Tennessee downed UNC- Asheville , 75-68, in a first-round matchup at the Puerto Rico tip-off from Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez.
In a close battle Saturday night, Archmere took down St Georges in the 1st round of the High School Football Playoffs.
Tie-down roper Cody Ohl ready for next nine go-rounds.
Murray/For the Star-Ledger Shabazz linebacker Al-Rasheed Benton (1) will look to shut down Delaware Valley's running game in the first round of the Central Jersey, Group 2 playoffs Friday night.
Juan Manuel Marquez, left, celebrates as referee Kenny Bayless calls Manny Pacquiao down for the count in the sixth round Saturday.
The latest round of talks between owners and players broke down Thursday night, leaving Crosby " disappointed " and considering other opportunities.
We break down the first round of confirmed bands.
Deer Hunters Round Up 2012 Will Go Down As Best Yet.
Defending champs go down Round 1.
Wagoner linebacker Lateze Clayton, right, chases down Sallisaw's Jadon Davenport in last week's first- round playoff game in Wagoner.
Viloria (32-3, 19 KOs) knocked Marquez (34-3) down in the first, fifth and 10th rounds before Marquez's corner stopped the bout.
DECORAH, Iowa – After falling behind for the first time this season, top-ranked Decorah scored 35 unanswered points and downed Solon, 35-10, in a Class 3A prep football second-round game last night in Decorah.
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In science:

The quantum walk goes round and round in both directions and, unlike a classical random walk, which settles down to within epsilon of a uniform distribution after a certain length of time – the mixing time – a quantum walk continues to oscillate indefinitely.
A random walk approach to quantum algorithms
It holds also for breaking down from ✷2 to △1 under p = ∞, but it is the other way round for p = 1.
Fostering Consensus in Multidimensional Continuous Opinion Dynamics under Bounded Confidence
Whereas snapping down was an easy task to do, the same is not true for snapping up, i.e., rounding a point to a δ(X )-critical one.
A Randomized Algorithm Based on Threshold Accepting to Approximate the Star Discrepancy
From our main innovations, namely the non-uniform sampling strategy and the rounding procedures “snapping up” and “snapping down”, we already analyzed the snapping procedures and proved that they enlarge the quality of our estimates.
A Randomized Algorithm Based on Threshold Accepting to Approximate the Star Discrepancy
As described in Sections 3.1 and 3.2, our non-uniform sampling strategy on the grids ¯Γ(X ) and Γ(X ) for the ob jective functions δ and ¯δ consists of sampling in [0, 1]d with respect to πd and then rounding the sampled point y up and down to grid points y+ and y− , respectively.
A Randomized Algorithm Based on Threshold Accepting to Approximate the Star Discrepancy
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