What does surround mean?

Definitions for surround
səˈraʊndsur·round

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. environment, environs, surroundings, surroundverb

    the area in which something exists or lives

    "the country--the flat agricultural surround"

  2. surround, environ, ring, skirt, borderverb

    extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

    "The forest surrounds my property"

  3. smother, surroundverb

    envelop completely

    "smother the meat in gravy"

  4. besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumventverb

    surround so as to force to give up

    "The Turks besieged Vienna"

  5. wall, palisade, fence, fence in, surroundverb

    surround with a wall in order to fortify

Wiktionary

  1. surroundnoun

    Anything, such as a fence or border that surrounds something.

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

  2. surroundverb

    To encircle or simultaneously extend on all sides of something.

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

  3. surroundverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surroundverb

    to inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ

  2. Surroundverb

    to lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city

  3. Surroundverb

    to pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world

  4. Surroundverb

    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. Surroundnoun

    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.

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  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. Alejandro Ruelas:

    As an entrepreneur, you need to focus on what you do best -- then surround yourself with people who are better than you at other areas.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Love is the magnet for your spirit Sex is the breath of your love The beauty is Switch-Power of both All that surround your thoughts And run your life.

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere.

  4. Oprah Winfrey:

    Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.

  5. Meghan Day:

    Hibernation and isolation can feed a depressed mood, surround yourself with friends, even if you don't feel like it. Not only are you distracting yourself from your possibly blue thoughts, but being out with others provides you with opportunities for pleasure and joy.

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