around meaning

EN[əˈɹaʊnd] [əˈɹæwnd] [-aʊnd]
  • Around may refer to:
  • Circa, Latin for "around"
  • Around, a Palestinian film (2006)
  • "Around" (song), a song by Julia van Bergen
  • Around (album), an album by Tom Verlaine
  • Around, an EP by Whirr

    Definition of around in English Dictionary

  • AdjectivePREa-
    1. INF (with the verb "to be") Alive; existing.
      1. Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo, meaning vortex, and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.
  • Adverb
    1. Generally.
      1. From place to place.
        1. There are rumors going around that the company is bankrupt. ‎
        2. She went around the office and got everyone to sign the card. ‎
        3. Look around and see what you find. ‎
        4. We moved the furniture around in the living room. ‎
      2. From one state or condition to an opposite or very different one; with a metaphorical change in direction; bringing about awareness or agreement.
        1. The team wasn't doing well, but the new coach really turned things around. ‎
        2. He used to stay up late but his new girlfriend changed that around. ‎
        3. The patient was unconscious but the doctor brought him around quickly. ‎ (see bring around, come around)
        4. I didn't think he would ever like the new design, but eventually we brought him around. ‎ (see bring around, come around)
      3. (with turn, spin, etc.) Partially or completely rotated, including to face in the opposite direction.
        1. Turn around at the end of this street. ‎
        2. She spun around a few times. ‎
      4. Used with verbs to indicate repeated or continuous action, or in numerous locations or with numerous people.
        1. Stop kidding around. I'm serious. ‎
        2. I asked around, and no-one really liked it. ‎
        3. Shopping around can get you a better deal. ‎
        4. When are you going to stop whoring around, find a nice girl, and give us grandchildren? ‎
    2. Preposition
      1. Defining a circle or closed curve containing a thing.
        1. I planted a row of lillies around the statue.  The jackals began to gather around [someone or something]. ‎
      2. Following the perimeter of a specified area and returning to the starting point.
        1. We walked around the football field.  She went around the track fifty times. ‎
      3. Following a path which curves near an object, with the object on the inside of the curve.
        1. The road took a brief detour around the large rock formation, then went straight on. ‎
      4. (of distance, time) Near; in the vicinity of.
        1. I left my keys somewhere around here.  I left the house around 10 this morning.  There isn't another house here for miles around.  I'll see you around [the neighbourhood, etc.] ‎
      5. At various places in.
        1. The pages from the notebook were scattered around the room.  Those teenagers like to hang around the mall. ‎
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • I'm going to write a book because I've got all these crazy ideas rolling around in my head.
        • When news of his wife's murder spread around the media, he found himself in front of a press conference explaining his actions.
        • Now there are four in the firehall around the clock.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Around half of the participants said SRH is important matter of concern only for sexually active people and nonindulgence in premarital or high risk sex ensures good SRH.
        • Around the time of my parents' divorce, I learned that reading could also give me space.
        • Around 1960 the town house —— 1081 Fifth Avenue, at 89th Street —— was pulled down to make way for 1080 Fifth Avenue, and the boiseries were removed.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • You noticed a habit of mine once. I never make gestures. All Belters have that trait. It's because on a small mining ship you could hit something waving your arms around.
        • I don't know the answer to that, but maybe someone else does - I'll ask around.
        • My parents didn't want me to see him any more, but I finally won them around.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Uncomparable adjectives
        • Adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
          • Morphemes
            • Prefixes
              • Words by prefix
                • Words prefixed with a-
            • Prepositions
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            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of around for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "around" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe. It's also a preposition.
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