surrounding

  • 1Surrounding — Sur*round ing, a. Inclosing; encircling. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2Surrounding — 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] …

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  • 3surrounding — index blockade (enclosure), local Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4surrounding — [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 …

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  • 5surrounding — 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 …

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  • 6surrounding — adjective (only before noun) near or around a particular place: the surrounding towns | After the explosion the army sealed off the surrounding area …

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  • 7Surrounding — 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… …

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  • 8surrounding — 1. noun a) outlaying area; area in proximity to something b) environment 2. adjective which is surrounding …

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  • 9surrounding — adj. Surrounding is used with these nouns: ↑area, ↑building, ↑countryside, ↑county, ↑district, ↑farm, ↑field, ↑ground, ↑hill, ↑mountain, ↑neighbourhood, ↑ …

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  • 10surrounding — 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 …

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  • 11surrounding — adjective tenants in the surrounding buildings were evacuated as a precaution Syn: neighboring, nearby, near, neighborhood, local; adjoining, adjacent, bordering, abutting; encircling, encompassing …

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  • 12surrounding */*/ — UK [səˈraʊndɪŋ] / US adjective [only before noun] near or all around a place The hotel is ideally located for visiting the city and the surrounding area …

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  • 13surrounding — [səˈraʊndɪŋ] adj around a place The hotel is ideally located for visiting the surrounding area.[/ex] …

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  • 14surrounding — adjective closely encircling (Freq. 11) encompassing mountain ranges the surrounding countryside • Syn: ↑encompassing, ↑circumferent • Similar to: ↑close …

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  • 15surrounding — /seuh rown ding/, n. 1. something that surrounds. 2. surroundings, environing things, circumstances, conditions, etc.; environment: He was too sick to be aware of his surroundings. 3. the act of encircling or enclosing. adj. 4. enclosing or… …

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  • 16surrounding — Synonyms and related words: abutting, adjacent, adjoining, ambient, bordering, circling, circumambient, circumferential, circumflex, circumfluent, circumfluous, circumjacent, claustral, confining, contextual, embracing, encircling, enclosing,… …

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  • 17surrounding — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. enclosing, encircling, encompassing, neighboring; see around 1 …

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  • 18surrounding — sur round·ing || sÉ™ raÊŠndɪŋ adj. encircling, inclosing sur·round || sÉ™ raÊŠnd v. encompass, enclose; encircle; besiege …

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  • 19surrounding — n 1. perimeter, enclosure, belt, border. See surround(def. 3). 2. surroundings environs, neighborhood, vicinity, vicinage, region, area, locale, district, section; environment, habitat, setting, Fr. mise en scene. scene, entourage, milieu,… …

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  • 20surrounding — adjective Syn: neighbouring, enclosing, nearby, near, local, adjoining, adjacent …

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