Complete Definition of "around"

English

rank|ask|question|doubt|411|around|black|lady|truth

Etymology
Probably from a (preposition) + round.

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK & General American|US) IPA|/ÉËɹaÊnd/, SAMPA|/@"raUnd/
audio|en-us-around.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aÊnd|-aÊnd
Hyphenation: a·round

Adverb
en-adv|-

  1. In a circular formation.

#:The jackals began to gather around.

  1. Along the edges; on every side, in all directions.

#:There isn't another house here for miles around.

  1. In random places; aimlessly, with no real direction.

#:There are too many kids in the town centre, just hanging around for hours.

  1. With circular motion; coming back to a particular place.

#:Well, my luck's really turned around!

  1. colloquial Nearby, in the area.

#:I'll see you around, mate.

Preposition
infl|en|preposition

  1. Defining a circle or closed curve containing.

#: I planted a row of lillies around the statue.

  1. Following a path which curves near an object, with the object on the inside of the curve

#: The road took a brief detour around the large rock formation, then continued straight.

  1. Near (also applicable to time).

#: I left my keys somewhere around there.
#: I left the house sometime around 10:00.

  1. At various places in.

#: The pages from the notebook were scattered around the room.

Translations
trans-top|defining a circle or closed curve containing
Czech: kolem, okolo
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Italian: attorno
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Kurdish: KUchar|دÙâÙر, KUchar|دÙâÙرÙبÙâر
Polish: wokóÅ, dookoÅa
Maltese: madwar
Spanish: alrededor
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Related terms
all around
goof around
hang around
play around
round
walk around

See also
about

Category:200 English basic words

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