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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Surroundverb

    To environ; to encompass; to enclose on all sides.

    Etymology: surronder, Fr.

    Yelling monsters that with ceaseless cry
    Surround me, as thou sawest. John Milton.

    Cloud and ever-during dark
    Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men
    Cut off. John Milton.

    Bad angels seen
    On wing under the burning cope of hell,
    ’Twixt upper, neather, and surrounding fires. John Milton.

    As the bodies that surround us diversly affect our organs, the mind is forced to receive the impressions. John Locke.

Wikipedia

  1. surround

    Surround sound is a technique for enriching the fidelity and depth of sound reproduction by using multiple audio channels from speakers that surround the listener (surround channels). Its first application was in movie theaters. Prior to surround sound, theater sound systems commonly had three screen channels of sound that played from three loudspeakers (left, center, and right) located in front of the audience. Surround sound adds one or more channels from loudspeakers to the side or behind the listener that are able to create the sensation of sound coming from any horizontal direction (at ground level) around the listener. The technique enhances the perception of sound spatialization by exploiting sound localization: a listener's ability to identify the location or origin of a detected sound in direction and distance. This is achieved by using multiple discrete audio channels routed to an array of loudspeakers. Surround sound typically has a listener location (sweet spot) where the audio effects work best and presents a fixed or forward perspective of the sound field to the listener at this location. Surround sound formats vary in reproduction and recording methods, along with the number and positioning of additional channels. The most common surround sound specification, the ITU's 5.1 standard, calls for 6 speakers: Center (C), in front of the listener; Left (L) and Right (R), at angles of 60°; Left Surround (LS) and Right Surround (RS) at angles of 100–120°; and a subwoofer, whose position is not critical.

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. Suzy Kassem:

    Always surround yourself with friends with plenty of light in them. That way you will be surrounded by candles when days are dark.

  2. Mary Todd Lincoln:

    Clouds and darkness surround us, yet heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated. Our wrongs will be made right, and we will once more taste the blessings of freedom.

  3. Deanna Brooks:

    This pool and the terrace transforms into your very own night club, surround sound, your music is out here, neon lights overlooking the strip.

  4. 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.

  5. Rochelle Walensky:

    In the meantime, please know that the best way to protect your unvaccinated children is to surround them with vaccinated people, our children deserve to have full-time, in-person, safe learning with prevention measures in place, and that includes masking for everyone in Indianapolis Public Schools.

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