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

Freebase

  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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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. Brann Dailor:

    It’s about cancer. It’s something everyone on the planet goes through, and we are just lucky enough to have our artistic platform and band that we can channel all the negative energy that comes from the feelings that surround a family member or someone close to you that is experiencing this illness.

  2. John Alexiou:

    You’re not going to buy your way into working with an innovator and influencer like Tim, to do that, entrepreneurs have to surround themselves with the right people, persevere and follow their hearts. Not to sound cliche, but that’s what it takes to get your idea through in the world.

  3. Rachel Wolchin:

    Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel, energies are contagious.

  4. 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.

  5. Vladimir Putin:

    You care day and night for your children, grandchildren and your family. Even today, on International Women's Day, you are still caught up in your routine, working tirelessly, always on time. We often ask ourselves, how do they manage it all? we will do our utmost to surround the women we love with care and attention, so that they can smile more often.

Images & Illustrations of surround

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