What does around mean?

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əˈraʊndaround

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Wiktionary

  1. aroundadverb

    Generally.

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

  2. aroundadverb

    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. aroundadverb

    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. aroundadjective

    Alive; existing.

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

  5. aroundpreposition

    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. aroundpreposition

    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. 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.

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

  8. aroundpreposition

    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. aroundpreposition

    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.

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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aroundadverb

    in a circle; circularly; on every side; round

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + round.]

  2. Aroundadverb

    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. Aroundadverb

    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

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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. Philonise Floyd:

    It has been an emotional cinema picture, everyone watching around the world. We just want everybody to be peaceful, but at the same time I can't stop people from doing the things that they're doing because people are in pain, they're hurt, daunte Wright was just killed 10 miles away from where we were in the courtroom. We just want everybody to get it together and understand we can live with each other in unity. And we stand in solidarity with everybody across America.

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    You got a problem there, you know why ? Because it is likely that if four of them are positive and they've been hanging around together, that the other ones that are negative are really positive. So, I mean, if you have one outlier( only one player testing positive), I think you might get away. But once you wind up having a situation where it looks like it's spread within a team, you got a real problem. You got ta shut it down.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    As you might guess I’ve been around a while, lots of attacks, questions raised. I can survive it because I’m running to be president, to do what the country needs done, i believe the American people will respond to that.

  4. Donald Trump:

    It's no good it's no fair and they're not going to screw around with the Second Amendment.

  5. Sorel Vorster:

    Most common symptoms are headaches in the back of the head or upper part of the neck, and more serious symptoms are things like numbness or tingling around the face or tongue, weakness in arms or legs, difficulty swallowing, poor balance, difficulty walking and cognitive complaints like episodes of forgetfulness or episodes of unusual behavior.

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