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  1. On all sides; around.
  • 'Tis time to look . - Shakespeare, King Lear, IV-vii
    1. In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile , and a third of a mile across.
    2. Here and there; around; in one place and another.
  • Wandering from house to house. - 1 Timothy 5:13
    1. Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, as cold; as high; -- also of quantity, number, time.
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  • There fell ... three thousand men. - Exodus 22:28
    1. To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face ; to turn one's self about.
  • Translations: 
    • Dutch: om-
    • Spanish: alrededor
    • French: environ
    • German: ungefí¤hr
    Etymology: (term, onbutan, onbÅtan, lang=ang), from (term, on, lang=ang) + (term, butan, bÅtan, outside, lang=ang).

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