- To inspect a building or area.
- 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 10, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.
- We're interested in buying this house, can we look round tomorrow?
- To search a place.
- I can't find my keys, so I'll look round.
- (intransitive) To turn one's head to see what is behind oneself.
- He heard a voice and looked round to see a man wearing dark clothes.