Definition of Around

1. Adverb. In the area or vicinity. "Waited around for the next flight"

Exact synonyms: About

2. Adverb. By a circular or circuitous route. "The road goes around the pond"

3. Adverb. Used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction. "She sleeps around"
Exact synonyms: About

4. Adverb. In a circle or circular motion. "The wheels are spinning around"

5. Adverb. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct. "20 or so people were at the party"

6. Adverb. In or to a reversed position or direction. "Suddenly she turned around"
Exact synonyms: About

7. Adverb. To a particular destination either specified or understood. "I invited them around for supper"

8. Adverb. All around or on all sides. "She looked around her"
Exact synonyms: About

9. Adverb. In circumference. "The pond is two miles around"

10. Adverb. From beginning to end; throughout. "Frigid weather the year around"
Exact synonyms: Round

Definition of Around

1. adv. In a circle; circularly; on every side; round.

2. prep. On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about.

Definition of Around

1. Preposition. Defining a circle or closed curve containing a thing. ¹

2. Preposition. Following the perimeter of a specified area and returning to the starting point. ¹

3. Preposition. Following a path which curves near an object, with the object on the inside of the curve ¹

4. Preposition. (context: of distance, time) Near; in the vicinity of. ¹

5. Preposition. At various places in. ¹

6. Adjective. (informal with the verb "to be") Alive; existing. ¹

7. Adverb. Generally. ¹

8. Adverb. From place to place, or from one place to another ¹

9. Adverb. (context: with '''turn''', '''spin'''(,) etc.) Partially or completely rotated, including to face in the opposite direction. ¹

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Definition of Around

1. on all sides of [prep]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Around

around (current term)
around Robin Hood's barn
around the Horn
around the bend
around the clock
around the corner
around the world
arousal function
arousal reaction

Literary usage of Around

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. St. Lucia by Don Philpott (2005)
"until early evening, but the last bus back from Soufrière to Castries leaves around 12noon during the week, and around 3pm on Saturday. ..."

2. The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War by Stephen Crane (1900)
"They'd been scattered all over, wanderin' around in th' woods, fightin" with other reg'ments, an' everything. Jest like you done." "So?" said the youth. ..."

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