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surround meaning

EN[səˈɹaʊnd] [-aʊnd]
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    Definition of surround in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsurroundsPREsur-
    1. (Britain) Anything, such as a fence or border, that surrounds something.
    2. VerbSGsurroundsPRsurroundingPT, PPsurrounded
      1. VT To encircle something or simultaneously extend in all directions.
        1. The hovel stood in the centre of what had once been a vegetable garden, but was now a patch of rank weeds. Surrounding this, almost like a zareba, was an irregular ring of gorse and brambles, an unclaimed vestige of the original common.
      2. VT To enclose or confine something on all sides so as to prevent escape.
        1. VT OBS To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate.
          1. to surround the world ‎
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • At the Hotel Americano, cabanas surround an aquamarine lagoon 10 stories above the city, while a poolside bar awaits midswim margarita orders.
          • The inner part, the so-called lissosphincter, surrounds the urethra and is formed by circular and longitudinally oriented smooth muscle cell layers.
          • 1973: So full a ship, so close-packed a world, moving urgently along, surrounded by its own vacuum; each man bombinating in his own, no doubt. — Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • It was an informative guide to the city and surrounds.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
          Related Links:
          1. en surrounded
          2. en surrounding
          3. en surroundings
          4. en surrounds
          5. en surrounder
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of surround for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "surround" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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