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Adjective: surrounding  su'rawn-ding
  1. Closely encircling
    "the surrounding countryside";
    - encompassing, circumferent
Verb: surround  su'rawnd
  1. Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    "The forest surrounds my property";
    - environ, ring, skirt, border
     
  2. Envelop completely
    "surround the meat in gravy";
    - smother
     
  3. Encircle as a military tactic
    "The Turks surrounded Vienna";
    - besiege, beleaguer, hem in, circumvent, siege
     
  4. Surround with a wall in order to fortify
    - wall, palisade, fence, fence in

See also: close

Type of: adjoin, assail, attack, contact, cover, meet, protect, touch

Encyclopedia: Surround