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Definition of Around

  • In a circle; circularly; on every side; round.
  • In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town.
  • Near; in the neighborhood; as, this man was standing around when the fight took place.
  • On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about.
  • From one part to another of; at random through; about; on another side of; as, to travel around the country; a house standing around the corner.
  • (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • in circumference
  • in the area or vicinity
  • from beginning to end; throughout
  • by a circular or circuitous route
  • in a circle or circular motion
  • all around or on all sides
  • to a particular destination either specified or understood
  • in or to a reversed position or direction
  • used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction

How to use around in a sentence. Around pronunciation.

For, at the question, curtains seemed to drop from all around me, and leave me in the midst of pains and miseries, in a chill air that froze me to the marrow.
Men leave their impressions on all around them.
Does any human being know what he can bear of temptation or of the daily pressure of the life around him?
I felt that I must fly; the air around me seemed full of voices crying out.
I had not the strength to fight the forces around me.
Kaid's eyes were growing reddish; no good sign for those around him, for any that crossed him or his purposes.
The controversy, however, was by no means ended, and around 1704 it flared again in a resurgence of attacks upon the stage.
Carson streets seldom look inactive on Summer afternoons, because there are so many citizens skipping around their escaping hats, like chambermaids trying to head off a spider.
They were boarding around privately, and had their offices in their bedrooms.
It was a vast oval, and one would have to use up eighty or a hundred good miles in traveling around it.
We devoted the next day to this work, but we did so much "sitting around" and discussing, that by the middle of the afternoon we had achieved only a half-way sort of affair which one of us had to watch while the other cut brush, lest if both turned our backs we might not be able to find it again, it had such a strong family resemblance to the surrounding vegetation.
That is, drifting around in the boat.
There was a sympathetic crowd around me, though.
And so on-day in and day out the talk pelted our ears and the excitement waxed hotter and hotter around us.
It was a hard, wearing, toilsome journey, but it had its bright side; for after each day was done and our wolfish hunger appeased with a hot supper of fried bacon, bread, molasses and black coffee, the pipe-smoking, song-singing and yarn-spinning around the evening camp-fire in the still solitudes of the desert was a happy, care-free sort of recreation that seemed the very summit and culmination of earthly luxury.
Because you have been around and examined for yourselves.
Anybody would know that, that had been around.
Then he would fish a piece of rock out of his pocket, and after looking mysteriously around as if he feared he might be waylaid and robbed if caught with such wealth in his possession, he would dab the rock against his tongue, clap an eyeglass to it, and exclaim: "Look at that!
Towards sunset about twenty hay-wagons arrived and camped around the house and all the teamsters came in to supper-a very, very rough set.
The crooked Carson was full to the brim, and its waters were raging and foaming in the wildest way-sweeping around the sharp bends at a furious speed, and bearing on their surface a chaos of logs, brush and all sorts of rubbish.

Examples of Around

Example #1
He stopped weaving, and peered over at me with his staring blue eyes, and I felt a sudden quickening of the heart.
Example #2
For we are the last, Davy, the last of the Claridges.
Example #3
The walls which have felt their look and their breath, the floor which has taken their footsteps, the chairs in which they have sat, have something of their presence.
Example #4
What think thee of them now?
Example #5
Shall I at last whisper, and follow, and evade, believe in no one, much less in myself, steal in and out of men's confidences to use them for my own purposes?
Example #6
Therein lies the power of evil, that it is ever new, ever fortified by continuous conquest and achievements.