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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
          • The buccal wall is near its base surrounded by a vestigial ectocingulid, which ends mesially in a tiny tuberculid.
          • She was sleeping very badly these days, what with the new baby and all the activity surrounding him.
          • According to the process that may have formed the Solar System planets, the surrounding discs of material around the gas giants gradually coalesced into moons.
        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
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          Source: Wiktionary

          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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