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Definitions of surround

  1.   the area in which something exists or lives; " the country-- the flat agricultural surround"
  2.   To go round about: to encompass.
  3.   To inclose, as a body of troops, between hostile forces, so as to cut off means of communication or retreat; to invest, as a city.
  4.   be around; " Developments surround the town"; " The river encircles the village"
  5.   envelop completely; " smother the meat in gravy"
  6.   To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world.
  7.   To enclose on all sides; to encircle; to encompass; to fence about.
  8.   To place something around; encompass; enclose; encircle.
  9.   To inclose on all sides; encompass.
  10.   surround with a wall in order to fortify
  11.   extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; " The forest surrounds my property"
  12.   To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.
  13.   To inclose on all sides; to encircle.
  14.   A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc.
  15.   To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city.
  16.   surround so as to force to give up; " The Turks besieged Vienna"
  17.   To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to lie or be on all sides of.

Quotes of surround

  1. I have never seen a game's graphics look so sharp and clean. The sound design for the game is also unique on the Xbox. The memory on this system allowed us to provide the user with 5. 1 Dolby surround sound for home theatre owners. – Don Bluth
  2. When I begin a book, I inevitably discover many things along the way, about the characters, their past histories and the political intrigues that surround them. This discovery process is vital, and I would not prejudice it by deciding too much in advance. – David Brin
  3. There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation. – Marcus Garvey
  4. I'll never get used to living without Mo, but the painful things that surround what happened to him aren't so painful any more -not so raw or so new. – Robin Gibb
  5. When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us. – Bell Hooks
  6. Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  7. Surround yourself with people who believe in you. – Brian Koslow
  8. And then there's all these other creeps that surround your band and suck off you like leeches and try to manipulate you and your business. You have to watch like a hawk. I'm always ready to fight. I see it very much as a battle. – Shirley Manson
  9. The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe. – Jean Paul
  10. I have the greatest sympathy with the growth of the socialist party. I think they understand the evils that surround us and hammer them into people's minds better than we Liberals. – Charles E. Trevelyan
  11. My first job on 2001 was to make all of the HAL readouts: the 16 screens that surround HAL's eyes. – Douglas Trumbull
  12. Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. – Oprah Winfrey

Usage examples for surround

  1. In the home, in the school, amid whatever conditions surround her, she will shine with the glow of a rose in bloom. ” – The Girl Wanted by Nixon Waterman
  2. Neither they nor their children were again to till the soil of England, nor again to traverse the seas which surround her. ” – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  3. Were they made less perfectly in the beginning because when new conditions surround them they are able to change to meet the strange requirements? ” – The Woodpeckers by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
  4. “ Gottlieb, said Wilhelm, when once within the walls, take a score of men with you and surround the first house on the margin of the river up this street. ” – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  5. The belief has always prevailed that a day would come when, within a space of twelve months, the thirty principal reefs which surround the island and which are called the thirty coffins would receive their thirty victims, who were to die a violent death, and that those thirty victims would include four women who were to die crucified. ” – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  6. It was incomprehensible that a woman of brains could have clung tenaciously to the ideal which she had cherished for twenty- eight years; and yet, all her training, all the influences which surround a " well- brought- up girl" had contributed to it. ” – The Locusts' Years by Mary Helen Fee
  7. And they departed to surround him. ” – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  8. On every side they surround me, and bar my way. ” – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  9. These were one half of a completed circle to surround Jesus. ” – A Life of St. John for the Young by George Ludington Weed
  10. Many a man has gained credit for courage, and has seemed to surround himself with dignity, because at a moment of alarm, when others did this or that, he was unable quite to make up his mind as to what he ought to do, and so did nothing, and let the world go by. ” – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  11. The dignity accorded to Castruccio exalted him above all external demonstration, but he understood that his native city longed to behold, and to surround with personal applause, the person of her idol. ” – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  12. “ I am nothing, and I know it; and I had rather, for my own comfort, be like the most of those who surround me- nothing, and not know it. ” – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  13. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof, so why wear themselves out by toil and the struggle for things better than those which surround them? ” – The Khedive's Country by George Manville Fenn
  14. Having come up with him, he communicated to them the news he had received, and, bidding them scatter in such a manner as to surround the little place on which the fortunate man- at- arms had discovered the man or boy lying, he waited with such patience as he could muster until the time had elapsed necessary for the carrying out of his commands, and then advanced to capture the young lord with his own hands. ” – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  15. Their faces are impassive, but ours must surely express wonder, admiration and a strong desire on the part of one at least, to capture these studies in color and figure that surround us on every side. ” – Odd Bits of Travel with Brush and Camera by Charles M. Taylor, Jr.
  16. “ For this purpose it is often necessary to fetch a circuit of many miles in order to surround a sufficient number, and the caution to be observed involves patience and delay; as it is essential to avoid alarming the elephants, which might otherwise escape. ” – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  17. Finding that Barcelona was not to be taken as easily as they had expected, the French generals extended their camp so as to completely surround the town. ” – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  18. From the town we turned to the heights which surround it. ” – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  19. He dismounted swiftly, but with an air of caution, and as he let down the carriage steps, said he thought they better surround the house. ” – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  20. The power that we have in ourselves is far superior to the outward circumstances that surround us." ” – Scenes in Switzerland by American Tract Society

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