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Meaning & Definition of Surround in English

English

Surround

/səraʊnd/

noun

1. The area in which something exists or lives

  • "The country--the flat agricultural surround"
    synonym:
  • environment
  • ,
  • environs
  • ,
  • surroundings
  • ,
  • surround

verb

1. Extend on all sides of simultaneously

  • Encircle
  • "The forest surrounds my property"
    synonym:
  • surround
  • ,
  • environ
  • ,
  • ring
  • ,
  • skirt
  • ,
  • border

2. Envelop completely

  • "Smother the meat in gravy"
    synonym:
  • smother
  • ,
  • surround

3. Surround so as to force to give up

  • "The turks besieged vienna"
    synonym:
  • besiege
  • ,
  • beleaguer
  • ,
  • surround
  • ,
  • hem in
  • ,
  • circumvent

4. Surround with a wall in order to fortify

    synonym:
  • wall
  • ,
  • palisade
  • ,
  • fence
  • ,
  • fence in
  • ,
  • surround

Examples of using

She sat surround by her grandchildren.