What does Around mean?

Definitions for Around
əˈraʊndAround

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. about, around(adverb)

    in the area or vicinity

    "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight"

  2. around(adverb)

    by a circular or circuitous route

    "He came all the way around the base"; "the road goes around the pond"

  3. about, around(adverb)

    used of movement 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"

  4. around(adverb)

    in a circle or circular motion

    "The wheels are spinning around"

  5. approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so(adverb)

    (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"

  6. about, around(adverb)

    in or to a reversed position or direction

    "about face"; "suddenly she turned around"

  7. around(adverb)

    to a particular destination either specified or understood

    "she came around to see me"; "I invited them around for supper"

  8. about, around(adverb)

    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"

  9. around(adverb)

    in circumference

    "the trunk is ten feet around"; "the pond is two miles around"

  10. round, around(adverb)

    from beginning to end; throughout

    "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"

Wiktionary

  1. around(Adverb)

    Generally.

    Etymology: From around, from a- (from a-) + round, equivalent to . Cognate with aroond, aroon. Displaced earlier umbe, embe (from ). See umbe.

  2. around(Adverb)

    From place to place, or from one place to another

    Etymology: From around, from a- (from a-) + round, equivalent to . Cognate with aroond, aroon. Displaced earlier umbe, embe (from ). See umbe.

  3. around(Adverb)

    Partially or completely rotated, including to face in the opposite direction.

    Etymology: From around, from a- (from a-) + round, equivalent to . Cognate with aroond, aroon. Displaced earlier umbe, embe (from ). See umbe.

  4. around(Adjective)

    Alive; existing.

    Etymology: From around, from a- (from a-) + round, equivalent to . Cognate with aroond, aroon. Displaced earlier umbe, embe (from ). See umbe.

  5. around(Preposition)

    Defining a circle or closed curve containing a thing.

    Etymology: From around, from a- (from a-) + round, equivalent to . Cognate with aroond, aroon. Displaced earlier umbe, embe (from ). See umbe.

  6. around(Preposition)

    Following the perimeter of a specified area and returning to the starting point.

    Etymology: From around, from a- (from a-) + round, equivalent to . Cognate with aroond, aroon. Displaced earlier umbe, embe (from ). See umbe.

  7. around(Preposition)

    Following a path which curves near an object, with the object on the inside of the curve

    The road took a brief detour around the large rock formation, then continued straight.

    Etymology: From around, from a- (from a-) + round, equivalent to . Cognate with aroond, aroon. Displaced earlier umbe, embe (from ). See umbe.

  8. around(Preposition)

    Near; in the vicinity of.

    Etymology: From around, from a- (from a-) + round, equivalent to . Cognate with aroond, aroon. Displaced earlier umbe, embe (from ). See umbe.

  9. around(Preposition)

    At various places in.

    Etymology: From around, from a- (from a-) + round, equivalent to . Cognate with aroond, aroon. Displaced earlier umbe, embe (from ). See umbe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Around(adverb)

    in a circle; circularly; on every side; round

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + round.]

  2. Around(adverb)

    in a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + round.]

  3. Around(adverb)

    near; in the neighborhood; as, this man was standing around when the fight took place

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + round.]

  4. Around

    on all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + round.]

  5. Around

    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

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + round.]

Freebase

  1. Around

    Around is Tom Verlaine's ninth solo album, his second all instrumental one. It was engineered in New York City by Patrick A. Derivaz.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Around

    a-rownd′, prep. on all sides of: (Amer.) round about.—adv. on every side: in a circle: (Amer.) round, all about, [a, on, and Round.]

Editors Contribution

  1. around

    From a place to a specific location.

    They went around to see their friend.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Around' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #372

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Around' in Written Corpus Frequency: #467

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Around' in Adverbs Frequency: #60

How to pronounce Around?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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    Indian

How to say Around in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Around in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Around in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Around in a Sentence

  1. Joel Bingham:

    It seemed like an eternity while we were flying around the train. Everything was flying, a brush of death definitely came over me.

  2. Kenneth Hartzfeld:

    So, when someone comes in like that, we have help them, to protect them. So we ended up intubating him and putting him on a ventilator. Four days later, Hartzfeld, then 17, woke up in the ICU and later underwent a 11-hour surgery to repair his facial bones with titanium plates. Hartzfeld walked out of the hospital 19 days later wearing his team’s baseball cap, and determined to go back to school and his sport. He was back in class less than a month after the accident, with his jaw wired shut, wearing a tracheotomy tube and a gastrostomy tube. Originally, they said I would probably never play baseball again, but I decided that was wrong. I wanted to play. Hartzfeld, a shortstop and pitcher, is now playing summer baseball, and the college scouts have started coming around again. This chapter of my life is now over, and I can only look ahead.

  3. Gerald Keefe:

    There's an increasing and absolute amount of investment flow around Asia right from companies that are headed out of China, from companies that are headquartered elsewhere in Asia who are of scale.

  4. Matteo Rado:

    We threw away around 1,000 euros ($1,100) of food because it was all in a large fridge that filled with salt water.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    The policy of my administration is to encourage transparency, which is why my emails, the BlackBerry I carry around, all those records are available and archived, i'm glad that Hillary's instructed that those emails about official business need to be disclosed.

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