in the area or vicinity
"a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight"
by a circular or circuitous route
"He came all the way around the base"; "the road goes around the pond"
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"
in a circle or circular motion
"The wheels are spinning around"
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"
in or to a reversed position or direction
"about face"; "suddenly she turned around"
to a particular destination either specified or understood
"she came around to see me"; "I invited them around for supper"
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"
"the trunk is ten feet around"; "the pond is two miles around"
from beginning to end; throughout
"It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"
From place to place, or from one place to another
Partially or completely rotated, including to face in the opposite direction.
Defining a circle or closed curve containing a thing.
Following the perimeter of a specified area and returning to the starting point.
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.
Near; in the vicinity of.
At various places in.
Origin: From around, from a- (from a-) + round, equivalent to . Cognate with aroond, aroon. Displaced earlier umbe, embe (from ). See umbe.
in a circle; circularly; on every side; round
in a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town
near; in the neighborhood; as, this man was standing around when the fight took place
on all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about
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
Origin: [Pref. a- + round.]
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
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.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'around' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #372
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'around' in Written Corpus Frequency: #467
Rank popularity for the word 'around' in Adverbs Frequency: #60
The numerical value of around in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of around in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- حول, بالقرب, قربArabic
- наблизо, наоколо, около, къде да е, навсякъде, от всички страниBulgarian
- passant, al voltant deCatalan, Valencian
- okolo, kolemCzech
- rundt omDanish
- περί, γύρωGreek
- alrededor de, alrededor, por, cerca de, por acá, a eso deSpanish
- دوروبَر, پیرامون, نزدیکا, نزدیکیا, دور و برPersian
- tienoilla, ympäriinsä, ympärillä, hengissä, ympärille, noin, ympäriFinnish
- autour, versFrench
- mu thimcheall, timcheall, mun cuairt, mu chuairtScottish Gaelic
- के आस-पास, चारों ओरHindi
- otouHaitian Creole
- verso, intorno a, vicino, attorno, intorno, in giroItalian
- circum, circaLatin
- насекаде, близу, во близина, наоколу, околу, овде-ондеMacedonian
- omheen, om, rondom, langs, rond, in de omgeving vanDutch
- dookoła, wokół, na okołoPolish
- perto de, em torno de, por aqui, por volta de, por aíPortuguese
- în jurul, ici-colo, aproape de, împrejurul, peste totRomanian
- вокруг, всюду, поблизости, вблизи, околоRussian
- omkring, kring, runtSwedish
- کے ارد گردUrdu
- xung quanhVietnamese
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