Definition of AROUND

Adverb : AROUND

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight" ;

  • 2. (

    ) by a circular or circuitous route; "He came all the way around the base"; "the road goes around the pond" ;

  • 3. (

    ) used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction; "wandering about with no place to go"; "people were rushing about"; "news gets around (or about)"; "traveled around in Asia"; "he needs advice from someone who's been around"; "she sleeps around" ;

  • 4. (

    ) in a circle or circular motion; "The wheels are spinning around" ;

  • 6. (

    ) in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face"; "suddenly she turned around" ;

  • 7. (

    ) to a particular destination either specified or understood; "she came around to see me"; "I invited them around for supper" ;

  • 8. (

    ) all around or on all sides; "dirty clothes lying around (or about)"; "let's look about for help"; "There were trees growing all around"; "she looked around her" ;

  • 9. (

    ) in circumference; "the trunk is ten feet around"; "the pond is two miles around" ;

  • 10. (

    ) from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around" ;


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