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EN[əˈɹaʊnd] [əˈɹæwnd] [-aʊnd]
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  • 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
        • An in-house Perl script was used to calculate the distribution of subread lengths and identify the range of lengths that would give a coverage around 10.
        • 1997: the greater its speed, the less visible it grows, until at around a Thousand Toises per Minute, it vanishes entirely — Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
        • There’s an insect buzzing around in my bedroom tonight, and it’s really getting on my nerves.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • 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.
        • 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.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • My parents didn't want me to see him any more, but I finally won them around.
        • I don't know the answer to that, but maybe someone else does - I'll ask around.
        • Clean out your purse and at least get rid of all the trash you're hauling 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
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            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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