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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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Antonyms for around

dead, destroyed, extinct, defunct, idle, inert, exterminated, nonextant, departed, kaput, inactive, gone, lost, nonexistent.

Quotes of around

  1. Stuff with a group, stuff where there are other people around I'll try that. – Jason Biggs
  2. I don't go around trying to stir up foreign wars. – Conrad Black
  3. In real life, of course, it is the hare that wins. Every time. Look around you. – Anita Brookner
  4. We're looking at Earth science, observing our planet. Also space science, looking at the ozone in the atmosphere around our Earth. Also looking at life science. And on a human level, using ourselves as test subjects. – Laurel Clark
  5. I have been around for a long, long time. I didn't make it 'til I was older. I went through the period when women were not getting signed, particularly if you were writing songs that were lyrically propelled. – Sheryl Crow
  6. I've reached out to other mayors throughout the United States to form an Olympic Task Force of Mayors, and to community leaders, Congress, and businesspeople. As thousands of people around the country join the movement, it gets more and more exciting. – Richard M. Daley
  7. I was constantly being around artists and Bohemian types. – Spencer Dryden
  8. The more competitive value of the dollar turned around the trade deficit. – Martin Feldstein
  9. Prior to Saving Private Ryan I never worked with men. I was always working with some babe, and it was always about falling in love, and it just got turned around I'm not looking for any particular kind of story. I wait until it comes across my desk. – Tom Hanks
  10. Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half -hearted success that breeds bitterness all around – Abdul Kalam
  11. My dad was a musician and I traveled around with him, so it was something that I knew. – Taryn Manning
  12. Also, stick around Don't lose your heart, just keep going, keep at it. – Mark Ruffalo
  13. Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar. That was part of the concept from the beginning, that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid -tempo. – Jules Shear
  14. Maybe you're going to a concert thinking you're not going to hear anything but music. But you may walk away from there with an answer to a problem that you're carrying around with you that you didn't think you were going to hear about. – Ricky Skaggs
  15. Now I walk around with my head down, trying to hide, thinking that everybody knows that I inflicted people with HIV, because that is all they are going to read. – Marc Wallice

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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