What does around mean?

Definitions for around
əˈraʊndaround

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word around.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. about, aroundadverb

    in the area or vicinity

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

  2. aroundadverb

    by a circular or circuitous route

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

  3. about, aroundadverb

    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. aroundadverb

    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 soadverb

    (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, aroundadverb

    in or to a reversed position or direction

    "about face"; "suddenly she turned around"

  7. aroundadverb

    to a particular destination either specified or understood

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

  8. about, aroundadverb

    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. aroundadverb

    in circumference

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

  10. round, aroundadverb

    from beginning to end; throughout

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

Wiktionary

  1. aroundadverb

    Generally.

  2. aroundadverb

    From place to place, or from one place to another

  3. aroundadverb

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

  4. aroundadjective

    Alive; existing.

  5. aroundpreposition

    Defining a circle or closed curve containing a thing.

  6. aroundpreposition

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

  7. aroundpreposition

    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.

  8. aroundpreposition

    Near; in the vicinity of.

  9. aroundpreposition

    At various places in.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Aroundadverb

    Etymology: from a and round.

    He shall extend his propagated sway,
    Where Atlas turns the rowling heav’ns around,
    And his broad shoulders with their lights are crown’d. Dryd.

  2. Aroundprep.

    About.

    From young Iülus head
    A lambent flame arose, which gently spread
    Around his brows, and on his temples fed. John Dryden, Æn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aroundadverb

    in a circle; circularly; on every side; round

  2. Aroundadverb

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

  3. Aroundadverb

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

  4. Around

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

  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

  6. 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

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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. Bernie Sanders:

    He was behind me. And I was speaking to the crowd and I saw crowds booing and I turned around, I didn't quite see what it was. I learned about it right after I left the stage, the idea that there was a swastika, a symbol of everything that this country stands against -- we lost 400,000 people fighting that symbol, fighting Nazism. Six million Jews were killed, other people were killed. The most devastating war in the history of humanity.

  2. Crabber Brian Kesby:

    I just pulled the crab pots and it was just sitting on top, then the other one I found was inside it. There were a lot of kids swimming around there ... people need to be careful.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    The bottom line is this— I want everyone to be aware of it, we now have a president who talks like a centrist but is governing from the far left, and we’re not going to just be able to sit around here in a honeymoon period and watch these things happen.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    Technology connects you around the world instantaneously, so you're constantly being asked for opinions, to make decisions that maybe you need some time to think about, maybe you need some time to sleep on it. Maybe you need to bring in some people to talk about it. But the pace of demands is so intense that you feel like you've got to respond.

  5. Matthew Edmonds:

    The data is there, it's all there, cameras in and all around your car, all of the data points are there, it really comes down to case law, and how much of the data we can utilize. It would have to be a state-by-state proposition.

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