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Meaning of AROUND

Pronunciation:  u'rawnd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party"
  2. [adv]  in circumference; "the trunk is ten feet around"; "the pond is two miles around"
  3. [adv]  in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight"
  4. [adv]  from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"
  5. [adv]  by a circular or circuitous route; "He came all the way around the base"; "the road goes around the pond"
  6. [adv]  in a circle or circular motion; "The wheels are spinning around"
  7. [adv]  all around or on all sides; "dirty clothes lying around (or about)"; "let's look about for help"; "There were trees growing all around"; "she looked around her"
  8. [adv]  to a particular destination either specified or understood; "she came around to see me"; "I invited them around for supper"
  9. [adv]  in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face"; "brought the ship about"; "suddenly she turned around"
  10. [adv]  to or among many different places or in no particular direction; "wandering about with no place to go"; "people were rushing about"; "news gets around (or about)"; "traveled around in Asia"; "he needs advice from someone who's been around"; "she sleeps around"
 

AROUND is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: about, approximately, close to, just about, more or less, or so, roughly, round, some
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*round"\, adv. [Pref. a- + round.]
    1. In a circle; circularly; on every side; round.
    
    2. In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space;
       all about; as, to travel around from town to town.
    
    3. Near; in the neighborhood; as, this man was standing
       around when the fight took place. [Colloq. U. S.]
    
    Note: See {Round}, the shorter form, adv. & prep., which, in
          some of the meanings, is more commonly used.
    
    
  2. \A*round"\, prep.
    1. On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make
       the circuit of; about.
    
             A lambent flame arose, which gently spread Around
             his brows.                            --Dryden.
    
    2. From one part to another of; at random through; about; on
       another side of; as, to travel around the country; a house
       standing around the corner. [Colloq. U. S.]
    
    
 
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