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Definition of AROUND

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Around \A*round"\, prep.
     1. On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about. [1913 Webster]

              A lambent flame arose, which gently spread Around his brows.                     --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. 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. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Around \A*round"\, adv. [Pref. a- + round.]
     1. In a circle; circularly; on every side; round. [1913 Webster]

     2. In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town. [1913 Webster]

     3. Near; in the neighborhood; as, this man was standing around when the fight took place. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster]

     Note: See {Round}, the shorter form, adv. & prep., which, in some of the meanings, is more commonly used. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

100 Moby Thesaurus words for "around":
     about, again, alive, all about, all over, all round, all through, almost, along toward, anticlockwise, any which way, anyhow, anywise, approximately, at close quarters, at hand, at random, back, backward, by, by way of, circa, clockwise, close, close about, close at hand, close by, close upon, counterclockwise, encircling, enclosing, encompassing, enveloping, every which way, everywhence, everywhere, everywhither, existent, existing, far and wide, fast by, from every quarter, haphazard, haphazardly, hard, hard by, head over heels, heels over head, helter-skelter, here and there, hereabout, hereabouts, in a circle, in a spin, in a whirl, in all directions, in circles, in every quarter, in reverse, in spitting distance, in the neighborhood, in the vicinity, just about, living, near, near at hand, near enough to, near upon, nearabout, nearabouts, nearby, nearly, nigh, nigh about, not far, on all sides, on every side, only a step, over, passing by, passing through, random, randomly, roughly, round, round about, round and round, somewhere about, surrounding, thereabout, thereabouts, through, throughout, upwards of, via, widdershins, within call, within earshot, within hearing, within reach


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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