environment, environs, surroundings, surround(verb)
the area in which something exists or lives
"the country--the flat agricultural surround"
surround, environ, ring, skirt, border(verb)
extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
"The forest surrounds my property"
"smother the meat in gravy"
besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent(verb)
surround so as to force to give up
"The Turks besieged Vienna"
wall, palisade, fence, fence in, surround(verb)
surround with a wall in order to fortify
Anything, such as a fence or border that surrounds something.
To encircle or simultaneously extend on all sides of something.
To enclose or confine something on all sides so as to prevent escape.
Origin: From soronder, from superundare, from super + undare.
to inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ
to lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city
to pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world
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
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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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
In sieges, to invest; in tactics, to outflank and cut off the means of retreating.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'surround' in Verbs Frequency: #433
The numerical value of surround in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of surround in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of surround in a Sentence
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
We don't want any of the groups to potentially surround any of the officers on site.
We will continue to tighten the squeeze on some of the oligarchs who surround Putin.
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere.
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Translations for surround
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- أحاط, طوق, لفArabic
- circumdar, voltar, rodejar, envoltarCatalan, Valencian
- obehnat, obklopit, obklíčitCzech
- umgeben, umringen, umzingelnGerman
- circundar, envolver, cercarSpanish
- ympäröidä, saartaa, piirittääFinnish
- entourer, enceindreFrench
- omjaanWestern Frisian
- cuairtichScottish Gaelic
- circondare, assediare, accerchiareItalian
- 取り巻く, 囲む, 包囲Japanese
- circumeo, circueoLatin
- ómgaeveLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- insluiten, omsingelen, omgeven, omsluiten, omcirkelen, omringenDutch
- cercar, contornarPortuguese
- окружа́ть, окружи́тьRussian
- omge, omringaSwedish
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