American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. On all sides: dirty clothes lying around.
- adv. In close to all sides from all directions: a field bordered around with tall trees.
- adv. In a circle or with a circular motion: spun around twice.
- adv. In circumference or perimeter: a pond two miles around.
- adv. In succession or rotation: passed the collection plate around; seasons that rolled around each year.
- adv. In or toward the opposite direction or position: wheeled around to face the attacker.
- adv. To or among various places; here and there: wander around.
- adv. To a specific place: Come around again sometime.
- adv. In or near one's current location: waited around for the next flight.
- adv. From the beginning to the end: frigid weather the year around.
- adv. Approximately; about: weighed around 30 pounds; around $1.3 billion in debt.
- prep. On all sides of: trees around the field.
- prep. In such a position as to encircle or surround: a sash around the waist.
- prep. Here and there within; throughout: on the political stump around the country.
- prep. In the immediate vicinity of; near: She lives around Norfolk.
- prep. On or to the farther side of: the house around the corner.
- prep. So as to pass, bypass, or avoid: a way around an obstacle; got around the difficulty somehow.
- prep. Approximately at: woke up around seven.
- prep. In such a way as to have a basis or center in: an economy focused around farming and light industry.
- adj. Being in existence: Our old dog is no longer around.
- adj. Being in evidence; present: asked if the store manager was around.
- idiom. been around Informal Had many and varied experiences; been experienced in the ways of the world: a young executive who has been around.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a circle or sphere; round about; on every side: as, a dense mist lay around.
- From place to place; here and there; about: as, to travel around from city to city. [U. S.]
- About; near: as, he waited around till the fight was over. [U. S.]
- About; on all sides; encircling; encompassing.
- From place to place; at random: as, to roam around the country. [U. S.]
- prep. Defining a circle or closed curve containing a thing.
- prep. Following the perimeter of a specified area and returning to the starting point.
- prep. Following a path which curves near an object, with the object on the inside of the curve
- prep. time Near; in the vicinity of.
- prep. At various places in.
- adj. informal Alive; existing.
- adv. Generally.
- adv. From place to place, or from one place to another
- adv. etc. Partially or completely rotated, including to face in the opposite direction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a circle; circularly; on every side; round.
- adv. In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about.
- adv. Colloq. U. S. Near; in the neighborhood.
- prep. On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about.
- prep. Colloq. U. S. From one part to another of; at random through; about; on another side of
- adv. in circumference
- adv. used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
- adv. to a particular destination either specified or understood
- adv. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
- adv. all around or on all sides
- adv. in a circle or circular motion
- adv. in the area or vicinity
- adv. from beginning to end; throughout.
- adv. in or to a reversed position or direction
- adv. by a circular or circuitous route
- From Middle English around, arounde, from a- (from Old English a- ("on, at")) + Middle English round ("circle, round"), equivalent to a- + round. Cognate with Scots aroond, aroon ("around"). Displaced earlier Middle English umbe, embe ("around") (from Old English ymbe ("around")). See umbe. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English : probably a-, in; see a-2 + round, circle; see round1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Moon-girl spins around& around drunk on her outrageous momentum as if she could make the world rotate”
“Which is stupid, considering the drivers around here A: Don't normally stop for people and in fact have been caught trying to sneak ~around~ them and B: I've been nicked several times and almost hit three times different instances last summer attempting to obey the biking laws, none of those for mistakes on my part as I've been scared shitless at the lack of aware driving that's crept over my town.”
“Which is, of course, the "classic" approach - well, at least around here - for free content: making money *around* the free stuff.”
“But he missed the lesson about \'what goes around comes around\ '.”
“I wish I had not ever messed around with her because now every time we work together Danie thinks we are messing around but were not we just have fun being friends.”
“You know, there are just certain things that can only be talked about with the girls. ** big smile** Mi querido showed up around 11: 30, and there were more daiquiris to go around ”
“She's so fat when she lies around the house, she lies *around* the house.”
“And now spoons are descending from above, men are churning around and around .”
“As he heard the clatter of hoofs behind him he looked around and saw a dozen red-skins coming in pursuit, and felt confident that he must have dashed by an ambush they were preparing for him, by suddenly changing his course and riding _around_ instead of _through_ a canyon.”
“(link) *dances you around and around and around*(Reply to this) (Parent)”
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