from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An encircling or encompassing; a circuit.
  • noun Something connected with or belonging to those things that usually surround or environ; an accompanying or environing circumstance or condition: generally in the plural: as, a dwelling and its surroundings; fashionable surroundings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Inclosing; encircling.
  • noun An encompassing.
  • noun The things which surround or environ; external or attending circumstances or conditions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of surround.
  • noun outlaying area; area in proximity to something
  • noun environment
  • adjective which surrounds something

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective closely encircling


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