Definition of Surroundings

1. Noun. The environmental condition.

Exact synonyms: Milieu
Generic synonyms: Environment



2. Noun. The area in which something exists or lives. "The country--the flat agricultural surround"

Definition of Surroundings

1. Noun. (plural of surrounding) ¹

2. Noun. the area surrounding someone or something, together with the objects and circumstances in the vicinity; the environment or ambiance ¹

3. Noun. (physics) All parts of the universe that are not within the thermodynamic system of interest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Surroundings

1. the circumstances, conditions, or objects by which one is surrounded [n]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surroundings

surrogate parents
surrogated
surrogates
surrogateship
surrogateships
surrogating
surrogation
surrogatum
surround
surround-sound
surround sound
surround sounds
surrounded
surrounding
surrounding(a)
surroundings (current term)
surrounds
surroyal
surroyals
sursanure
sursanures
surseance
surseances
sursie
sursies
sursolid
sursolids
sursum corda
sursy

Literary usage of Surroundings

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1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1882)
"MERV AND ITS surroundings. also blacksmiths, carpenters, durry makers, weavers, ... of my lecture this evening is Merv and its immediate surroundings. ..."

2. Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin by University of Wisconsin, C. L. Becker (1908)
"22. Repeat 4. 6. S. 23. Turn underclothes wrong side out for ventilation. 24. Open windows. 25. Relax mind and body and go to sleep. Improving surroundings. ..."

3. Principles of Human Geography by Ellsworth Huntington, Sumner W. Cushing (1922)
"CHAPTER XX MAN'S CHANGING surroundings. Geographic Constants and Variables.—Among the physical features of man's surroundings three, namely, location, ..."

4. Principles of Human Geography by Ellsworth Huntington, Sumner W. Cushing (1922)
"Soils and minerals, the fourth great feature of man's physical surroundings, are more variable than the first three. Their changes, however, are either ..."

5. The Study of Animal Life by John Arthur Thomson (1892)
"The more we know of our surroundings, the more we realise the fact that nature is ... Dependence upon surroundings.—Every living body is built up of various ..."

6. Picturesque History of Yorkshire: Being an Account of the History by Joseph Smith Fletcher (1899)
"I (HITAKER, the learned historian of Craven, writing nearly a century ago of the immediate surroundings of the Aire in the neighbourhood of Keighley, ..."

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