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.

  2. surroundverb

    To encircle or simultaneously extend on all sides of something.

  3. surroundverb

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

  4. 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

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.

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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. Dick Harpootlian:

    This is an indication that there is at least some desire from the people that surround the (vice president) that this process of getting him into the race has escalated.

  2. Ricther:

    The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.

  3. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Surround yourself with people who are brilliant at what they do, who share your vision, and who are brave enough to disagree with you. And put your trust in them.

  4. Gary Nordlinger:

    Obama is deep, deep down an intellectual, he is a product of the Ivy Leagues and it makes perfectly reasonable sense why he chooses to surround himself with these type of people.

  5. Emily Chapman:

    Best thing we can do for them is surround them with adults who are vaccinated, and surround them with people who are masking and keep their masks on as much as possible.

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