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  Definition of surround
  1. the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
  2. surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
  3. surround with a wall in order to fortify
  4. extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
  5. envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy"
  6. be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"
Similar Words: environment, environs, surroundings, besiege, beleaguer, hem in, circumvent, wall, palisade, fence, fence in, skirt, border, smother, environ, encircle, circle, round, ring

 

See Also: wall in, wall up

 

Hyponyms: ambiance, ambience, medium, setting, scene, element, habitat, home ground, melting pot, parts, blockade, seal off, ebb, stockade, circumvallate, fringe, girdle, gird, enclose, inclose, shut in, hem in, twine, wreath, wreathe, girth, girt, begird, cloister

 

Derivational Morphology: wall, palisade, fence, fence in, skirt, border, environ, encircle, circle, round, ring, besieger, environment, environs, surroundings, fencing, rampart, bulwark, edge, boundary line, borderline, delimitation, mete, halo, annulus, anulus, doughnut, anchor ring

 

 
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