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What does "Surround" mean?

Definition

(n.) A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc (v. t.) To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city (v. t.) To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world


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


Example: "The country--the flat agricultural surround" Example: "Developments surround the town" Example: "The forest surrounds my property"


Word Family surrounded, surrounding, surroundings, surrounds