I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, to flood, inundate, from Anglo-French surunder, from Late Latin superundare, to overflow, from Latin super- + unda wave; influenced in meaning by 5round — more at water Date: circa 1616 1. a. (1) to enclose on all sides ; envelop <
the crowd surrounded her
(2) to enclose so as to cut off communication or retreat ; invest b. to form or be a member of the entourage of <
flatterers who surround the king
c. to constitute part of the environment of <
surrounded by poverty
d. to extend around the margin or edge of ; encircle <
a wall surrounds the old city
2. to cause to be surrounded by something <
surrounded himself with friends
II. noun Date: 1893 something (as a border or ambient environment) that surrounds <
from urban centre to rural surround — Emrys Jones

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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