An example of surround is when new redwood trees grow around a fallen tree.
An example of surround is when a fence is placed around the edge of a lot in the city.
The magnetic field that surrounds the earth.
The police surrounded the house.
A fireplace surround.
To surround a field with barbed wire.
Origin of surround
- Middle English surrounden to inundate from Old French suronder from Late Latin superundāre Latin super- super- Latin undāre to rise in waves (from unda wave wed-1 in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English sourrounden, "to submerge, overflow", from Middle French souronder or suronder, from Late Latin superundare, from super + undare, "to rise in waves".