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Definition 1: the area in which something exists or lives - [noun denoting location]

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

  • the country--the flat agricultural surround

Synonyms for surround in the sense of this definition

(surround is a kind of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

(... is a kind of surround ) the atmosphere of an environment

(... is a kind of surround ) the surrounding environment

"fish require an aqueous medium"

(... is a kind of surround ) the context and environment in which something is set

"the perfect setting for a ghost story"

(... is a kind of surround ) the most favorable environment for a plant or animal

"water is the element of fishes"

(... is a kind of surround ) the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs

"a marine habitat" "he felt safe on his home grounds"

(... is a kind of surround ) an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated

(... is a kind of surround ) the local environment

"he hasn't been seen around these parts in years"

Definition 2: surround so as to force to give up - [verb of competition]

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

  • The Turks besieged Vienna

Synonyms for surround in the sense of this definition

(surround is a kind of ...) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

"Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II" "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

(... is a kind of surround ) impose a blockade on

(... is a kind of surround ) hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb

Definition 3: surround with a wall in order to fortify - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for surround in the sense of this definition

(surround is a kind of ...) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

(... is a kind of surround ) surround with a stockade in order to fortify

(... is a kind of surround ) surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification

Definition 4: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle - [verb of contact]

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

  • The forest surrounds my property

Synonyms for surround in the sense of this definition

(surround is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

(... is a kind of surround ) decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe

"fur fringed the hem of the dress"

(... is a kind of surround ) put a girdle on or around

"gird your loins"

(... is a kind of surround ) surround with a cloister

"cloister the garden"

(... is a kind of surround ) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

(... is a kind of surround ) surround in a restrictive manner

"The building was hemmed in by flowers"

(... is a kind of surround ) surround with a cloister, as of a garden

Definition 5: envelop completely - [verb of contact]

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

  • smother the meat in gravy

Synonyms for surround in the sense of this definition

(surround is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

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