Definitions for: Surround


[n] the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
[v] surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
[v] surround with a wall in order to fortify
[v] extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
[v] envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy"
[v] be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sur*round", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surrounded; p. pr.
& vb. n. Surrounding.] [OF. suronder to overflow, LL.
superundare; fr. L. super over + undare to rise in waves,
overflow, fr. unda wave. The English sense is due to the
influence of E. round. See Super-, and Undulate, and cf.
Abound.]
1. To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.

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

But could instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds
me. --Milton.

3. To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to
surround the world. [Obs.] --Fuller.

4. (Mil.) 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.

Syn: To encompass; encircle; environ; invest; hem in; fence
about.


Sur*round", n.
A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by
surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a
ravine, etc. [U.S.] --Baird.

Synonyms: beleaguer, besiege, border, circle, circumvent, encircle, environ, environment, environs, fence, fence in, hem in, palisade, ring, round, skirt, smother, surroundings, wall

See Also: adjoin, ambiance, ambience, assail, attack, bear, begird, blockade, carry, circumvallate, cloister, contact, contain, cover, ebb, element, enclose, fringe, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, gird, gird, girdle, girt, girth, habitat, hem in, hold, inclose, medium, meet, melting pot, parts, protect, scene, seal off, setting, shut in, stockade, touch, twine, wall in, wall up, wreath, wreathe

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