Surround meaning

sə-round
(chiefly brit.) Something serving as a border, etc.
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Surround is defined as to enclose or circle around.

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.

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To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.

The magnetic field that surrounds the earth.

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To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication.

The police surrounded the house.

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Something, such as fencing or a border, that surrounds.

A fireplace surround.

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A method of hunting wild animals by surrounding them and driving them to a place from which they cannot escape.
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(UK) Anything, such as a fence or border, that surrounds something.
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To cause to be enclosed or encircled.

To surround a field with barbed wire.

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To enclose with or as with troops, so as to cut off communication or retreat.
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To encircle something or simultaneously extend in all directions.
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To enclose or confine something on all sides so as to prevent escape.
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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".

    From Wiktionary