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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, e.g. for protection, shelter or privacy
    - wall, palisade, fence, fence in
Noun: surround  su'rawnd
  1. The area in which something exists or lives
    "the country--the flat agricultural surround";
    - environment, environs, surroundings
  2. [Brit] Anything, such as a border, frame, cover, decoration, etc, that surrounds or partly covers something

Derived forms: surrounded, surrounding, surrounds

See also: wall in

Type of: adjoin, assail, attack, contact, cover, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, meet, protect, touch

Encyclopedia: Surround