from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun plural The external objects, conditions, and circumstances that affect existence and development; the environment.
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- noun Plural form of
- noun the
area surroundingsomeone or something, together with the objectsand circumstancesin the vicinity; the environmentor ambiance
- noun physics All parts of the universe that are not within the
thermodynamic systemof interest.
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- noun the area in which something exists or lives
- noun the environmental condition
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Ostensibly, at least, this isolation against his surroundings is an expression of deep pessimism, not to say negativism.
Telling pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings is like telling drivers not to drive with cell phones.
The digital paint job that adorns the entire cast as well as their surroundings is such an inspired choice of visualization; it underlines the dialogue and makes the pompous and contrived seem organic and expressive.
And science has never yet shown us that awe at our surroundings is inappropriate.
I have to agree that setting a proper table, even in dirty, dusty surroundings, is not a bad idea.
Set in surroundings of somewhat stark grandeur, the village was sited on a low rise in the tongue of land ...
I'm pretty sure that Obama meant "bearings" as in "surroundings" or that McCain was out of touch.
Accusing this house of not maintaining a relationship to its surroundings is just rediculous.
Human pollution of the urban surroundings is controlled meticulously.
And by the fact that you can have a view of your surroundings from the inside, and still be able to pertain maximum privacy from the outside is terrific!!!