Definitions of surround

  1. surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. surround with a wall in order to fortify Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To inclose on all sides; to encircle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To go round about: to encompass. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To inclose on all sides; encompass. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To place something around; encompass; enclose; encircle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to lie or be on all sides of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To enclose on all sides; to encircle; to encompass; to fence about. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. 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. superund[=a]re, to overflow, often confused with round.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Come or be all round, invest, enclose, encompass, encircle, environ, (the surrounding country, the neighbouring district). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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