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  • v. Present participle of surround.
  • n. outlaying area; area in proximity to something
  • n. environment
  • adj. which surrounds something

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An encircling or encompassing; a circuit.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. closely encircling

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