American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.
- v. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication.
- n. Something, such as fencing or a border, that surrounds: a fireplace surround.
- n. The area around a thing or place: inflammation extending to the surround of the eye.
- n. Surroundings; environment: "It was the country, the flat agricultural surround, that so ravished me” ( Listener).
- n. A method of hunting wild animals by surrounding them and driving them to a place from which they cannot escape.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To overflow; inundate.
- To encompass; environ; inclose on all sides, as a body of troops, surrounded by hostile forces, so as to cut off communication or retreat; invest, as a fortified place: as, to surround a city; to surround a detachment of the enemy.
- To form an inclosure round; environ; encircle: as, a wall or ditch surrounds the city.
- To make the circuit of; circumnavigate.
- Synonyms To fence in, coop up.
- To overflow.
- n. A method of hunting some animals, such as buffaloes, by surrounding them and driving them over a precipice, or into a deep ravine or other place from which they cannot escape.
- n. A cordon of hunters formed for the purpose of capturing animals by surrounding and driving them.
- v. transitive To encircle or simultaneously extend on all sides of something.
- v. transitive To enclose or confine something on all sides so as to prevent escape.
- n. UK Anything, such as a fence or border that surrounds something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.
- v. To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle.
- v. obsolete To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate.
- v. (Mil.) To inclose, as a body of troops, between hostile forces, so as to cut off means of communication or retreat; to invest, as a city.
- n. U.S. A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc.
- n. the area in which something exists or lives
- v. surround with a wall in order to fortify
- v. extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.
- v. surround so as to force to give up
- v. envelop completely
- From Middle French soronder, from Late Latin superundare, from super + undare. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English surrounden, to inundate, from Old French suronder, from Late Latin superundāre : Latin super-, super- + Latin undāre, to rise in waves (from unda, wave; see wed-1 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The only thing you surround is the kiosk at the Tea Bagger convention selling little American flags for $15 a pop that are made – ahem – in CHINA.”
“The surround sound was not working so I complained to the manager of the theater only for him to vehemently try to convince me that the "Hulk" was NOT produced in surround sound! grock”
“This is not an issue with DVD, as most DVDs are in surround sound … but streaming video?”
“They are what they are - eye candy which are fun to watch and sound great in surround sound, haha.”
“The entrance surround is comprised of pilasters supporting a broken arched pediment with a panel bearing the words: “What Cheer Laundry” and depicting Roger Williams meeting Native Americans.”
“I believe that HD allows to broadcast sound via six channels - in surround mode.”
“- Let you enjoy all you music and movies in surround sound on amy stereo speaker system or headphones; and”
“For no matter what you think of the long-departed Sam Kinison's humor, I think we can all agree that we don't need to hear his act in surround sound.”
“I guess since it was the only series I actually paid real money to see in surround-sound at the theatre (and not even a matinee all the time!), the Lord of the Rings trilogy must be it.”
“For further visual enhancement the speaker surround is a piece of polished aluminium.”
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