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Definitions of around

  1. ( of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; " lasted approximately an hour"; " in just about a minute"; " he's about 30 years old"; " I've had about all I can stand"; " we meet about once a month"; " some forty people came"; " weighs around a hundred pounds"; " roughly $ 3, 000"; " holds 3 gallons, more or less"; " 20 or so people were at the party"
  2. in the area or vicinity; " a few spectators standing about"; " hanging around"; " waited around for the next flight"
  3. 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"
  4. in or to a reversed position or direction; " about face"; " brought the ship about"; " suddenly she turned around"
  5. in circumference; " the trunk is ten feet around"; " the pond is two miles around"
  6. from beginning to end; throughout; " It rains all year round on Skye"; " frigid weather the year around"
  7. by a circular or circuitous route; " He came all the way around the base"; " the road goes around the pond"
  8. in a circle or circular motion; " The wheels are spinning around"
  9. to a particular destination either specified or understood; " she came around to see me"; " I invited them around for supper"
  10. In a circle; circularly; on every side; round.
  11. In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town.
  12. Near; in the neighborhood; as, this man was standing around when the fight took place.
  13. On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about.
  14. From one part to another of; at random through; about; on another side of; as, to travel around the country; a house standing around the corner.
  15. In a circle; on every side; roundabout.
  16. About; on all sides; encircling; encompassing.
  17. On all sides of.
  18. On every side: in a circle.
  19. So as to encompass; in various directions; in the opposite direction; about.
  20. From place to place; here and there.
  21. On all or various sides of; about.
  22. In a circle; on every side; about; near.
  23. About; on all sides; encircling; from place to place.
  24. About; on all sides.
  25. In a circle; on every side.
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Usage examples for around

  1. You'll be around in the morning, won't you?" – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  2. Did she come around – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  3. He wants you around – A Fine Fix by R. C. Noll
  4. I was all around them. – Inside John Barth by William W. Stuart
  5. Helen waited until both men had glanced around at her. – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  6. Sometimes she stopped and looked around – Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston
  7. He glanced around the yard. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  8. When she looked around she said: " Who 's this kind man come in to help, Jamie?" – My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Alexander Irvine
  9. I think it will all work around in time. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  10. Took the long way around to get home, didn't you? – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  11. And so on all around us. – American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot
  12. Haven't got quite around yet. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  13. I shall always love you; and when I get around to it, I'm going to ask you to marry me. – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  14. To believe in love, to feel it all around you! – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  15. I'll see if he's around – Rival Pitchers of Oakdale by Morgan Scott
  16. It leads west by the compass and around this land. – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  17. If you will wait on my porch I will go around inside the house to see if I can find it. – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  18. Look all around you! – His Family by Ernest Poole
  19. So did she, probably, because after a while she came around behind with a lanista and made eyes at me. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. Shall we walk around it first, dear, before we go in? – Sunny Boy in the Big City by Ramy Allison White
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