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Meaning of SURROUND

Pronunciation:  su'rawnd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
  2. [v]  surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
  3. [v]  surround with a wall in order to fortify
  4. [v]  extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
  5. [v]  envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy"
  6. [v]  be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"

SURROUND is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: beleaguer, besiege, border, circle, circumvent, encircle, environ, environment, environs, fence, fence in, hem in, palisade, ring, round, skirt, smother, surroundings, wall
 See Also: adjoin, ambiance, ambience, assail, attack, bear, begird, blockade, carry, circumvallate, cloister, contact, contain, cover, ebb, element, enclose, fringe, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, gird, gird, girdle, girt, girth, habitat, hem in, hold, inclose, medium, meet, melting pot, parts, protect, scene, seal off, setting, shut in, stockade, touch, twine, wall in, wall up, wreath, wreathe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sur*round"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surrounded}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Surrounding}.] [OF. suronder to overflow, LL.
    superundare; fr. L. super over + undare to rise in waves,
    overflow, fr. unda wave. The English sense is due to the
    influence of E. round. See {Super-}, and {Undulate}, and cf.
    1. To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.
    2. To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall
       surrounds the city.
             But could instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds
             me.                                   --Milton.
    3. To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to
       surround the world. [Obs.] --Fuller.
    4. (Mil.) To inclose, as a body of troops, between hostile
       forces, so as to cut off means of communication or
       retreat; to invest, as a city.
    Syn: To encompass; encircle; environ; invest; hem in; fence
  2. \Sur*round"\, n.
    A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by
    surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a
    ravine, etc. [U.S.] --Baird.