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Definition 1: in circumference - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the trunk is ten feet around
  • the pond is two miles around

Definition 2: in the area or vicinity - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a few spectators standing about
  • hanging around
  • waited around for the next flight

Synonyms for around in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: from beginning to end; throughout - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It rains all year round on Skye
  • frigid weather the year around

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Definition 4: (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lasted approximately an hour
  • in just about a minute
  • he's about 30 years old
  • I've had about all I can stand
  • we meet about once a month
  • some forty people came
  • weighs around a hundred pounds
  • roughly $3,000
  • holds 3 gallons, more or less
  • 20 or so people were at the party

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Definition 5: used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wandering about with no place to go
  • people were rushing about
  • news gets around (or about)
  • traveled around in Asia
  • he needs advice from someone who's been around
  • she sleeps around

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Definition 6: by a circular or circuitous route - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He came all the way around the base
  • the road goes around the pond

Definition 7: in a circle or circular motion - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The wheels are spinning around

Definition 8: all around or on all sides - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dirty clothes lying around (or about)
  • let's look about for help
  • There were trees growing all around
  • she looked around her

Synonyms for around in the sense of this definition

Definition 9: to a particular destination either specified or understood - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she came around to see me
  • I invited them around for supper

Definition 10: in or to a reversed position or direction - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where around or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • about face
  • suddenly she turned around

Synonyms for around in the sense of this definition

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