What does Surround mean?

Definitions for Surround
səˈraʊndSur·round

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. environment, environs, surroundings, surround(verb)

    the area in which something exists or lives

    "the country--the flat agricultural surround"

  2. surround, environ, ring, skirt, border(verb)

    extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

    "The forest surrounds my property"

  3. smother, surround(verb)

    envelop completely

    "smother the meat in gravy"

  4. besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent(verb)

    surround so as to force to give up

    "The Turks besieged Vienna"

  5. wall, palisade, fence, fence in, surround(verb)

    surround with a wall in order to fortify

Wiktionary

  1. surround(Noun)

    Anything, such as a fence or border that surrounds something.

  2. surround(Verb)

    To encircle or simultaneously extend on all sides of something.

  3. surround(Verb)

    To enclose or confine something on all sides so as to prevent escape.

  4. Origin: From soronder, from superundare, from super + undare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surround(verb)

    to inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ

  2. Surround(verb)

    to lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city

  3. Surround(verb)

    to pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world

  4. Surround(verb)

    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

  5. Surround(noun)

    a method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc

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  1. Surround

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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Surround

    sur-rownd′, v.t. to go round about; to encompass, environ: to cut off from communication or retreat.—n. Surround′ing, an encompassing: (pl.) things which surround, external circumstances. [O. Fr. suronder—L. superundāre, to overflow, often confused with round.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. surround

    In sieges, to invest; in tactics, to outflank and cut off the means of retreating.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Surround' in Verbs Frequency: #433

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How to say Surround in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Surround in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Surround in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Surround in a Sentence

  1. Oprah Winfrey:

    Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.

  2. Ryan Nehl:

    We don't want any of the groups to potentially surround any of the officers on site.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    We will continue to tighten the squeeze on some of the oligarchs who surround Putin.

  4. Sally Koch:

    Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.

  5. Ronald Reagan:

    Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere.

Images & Illustrations of Surround

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