Surrounding
Surrounding Sur*round"ing, a. Inclosing; encircling. [1913 Webster]

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  • Surrounding — Sur*round ing, n. 1. An encompassing. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The things which surround or environ; external or attending circumstances or conditions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surrounding — index blockade (enclosure), local Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • surrounding — [səroun′diŋ, sərroun′diŋ] n. 1. that which surrounds 2. [pl.] the things, conditions, influences, etc. that surround a given place or person; environment adj. that surrounds …   English World dictionary

  • surrounding — sur|round|ing [səˈraundıŋ] adj [only before noun] near or around a particular place = ↑nearby ▪ Troops sealed off the surrounding area . ▪ We decided to explore the surrounding countryside …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • surrounding — adjective (only before noun) near or around a particular place: the surrounding towns | After the explosion the army sealed off the surrounding area …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Surrounding — Surround 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surrounding — 1. noun a) outlaying area; area in proximity to something b) environment 2. adjective which is surrounding …   Wiktionary

  • surrounding — adj. Surrounding is used with these nouns: ↑area, ↑building, ↑countryside, ↑county, ↑district, ↑farm, ↑field, ↑ground, ↑hill, ↑mountain, ↑neighbourhood, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • surrounding — sur|round|ing [ sə raundıŋ ] adjective only before noun ** near or all around a place: The hotel is ideally located for visiting the city and the surrounding area …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • surrounding — adjective tenants in the surrounding buildings were evacuated as a precaution Syn: neighboring, nearby, near, neighborhood, local; adjoining, adjacent, bordering, abutting; encircling, encompassing …   Thesaurus of popular words

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