from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb On all sides.
- adverb In close to all sides from all directions.
- adverb In a circle or with a circular motion.
- adverb In circumference or perimeter.
- adverb In succession or rotation.
- adverb In or toward the opposite direction or position.
- adverb To or among various places; here and there.
- adverb To a specific place.
- adverb In or near one's current location.
- adverb From the beginning to the end.
- adverb Approximately; about.
- preposition On all sides of.
- preposition In such a position as to encircle or surround.
- preposition Here and there within; throughout.
- preposition In the immediate vicinity of; near.
- preposition On or to the farther side of.
- preposition So as to pass, bypass, or avoid.
- preposition Approximately at.
- preposition In such a way as to have a basis or center in.
- adjective Being in existence.
- adjective Being in evidence; present.
- idiom (been around) Had many and varied experiences; been experienced in the ways of the world.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.]
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a circle; circularly; on every side; round.
- adverb In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about.
- adverb Colloq. U. S. Near; in the neighborhood.
- preposition On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about.
- preposition Colloq. U. S. From one part to another of; at random through; about; on another side of
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- preposition Defining a
circleor closed curvecontaining a thing.
- preposition Following the
perimeterof a specified areaand returningto the starting point.
- preposition Following a path which curves near an object, with the object on the
insideof the curve
- preposition time
Near; in the vicinityof.
- preposition At
- adjective informal
- adverb From place to place, or from one place to another
- adverb etc.
Partiallyor completely rotated, including to facein the opposite direction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb in circumference
- adverb used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
- adverb to a particular destination either specified or understood
- adverb (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
- adverb all around or on all sides
- adverb in a circle or circular motion
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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)