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.

    Etymology: From soronder, from superundare, from super + undare.

  2. surround(Verb)

    To encircle or simultaneously extend on all sides of something.

    Etymology: From soronder, from superundare, from super + undare.

  3. surround(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Surround is the second album from Jon Bauer.

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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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. James Scott:

    This next president is going to inherit the most sophisticated and persistent cyber espionage cultures the world has ever seen, He needs to surround himself with experts that can expedite the allocation of potent layers of next generation defenses around our targeted critical infrastructure silos.

  2. Maurice Maeterlinck:

    We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.

  3. Ryan Nehl:

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

  4. Author Unknown:

    The best leader is the one who has the sense to surround himself with outstanding people and self-restraint not to meddle with how they do their jobs.

  5. Gordana Biernat:

    If you need to pretend or hide your true self, you are with the wrong people. Surround yourself with beings of the same frequency as YOU.

Images & Illustrations of surround

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