verb (used with object)
- a means of hunting in which wild animals are encircled and chased into a special spot that makes their escape impossible.
- the act of hunting by this means.
- the location encircled by hunters using this means.
- surrogate mother,
- surround sound,
- surround theater,
- sursum corda
Origin of surround
Examples from the Web for surround
Think Afghanistan and pieces of all the countries that surround it, including and especially Iran.
The first potential scientific secret to improving your bedroom experience: surround yourself with men.Was 2014 the Year Science Discovered The Female Orgasm?|Samantha Allen|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brittany has decided that her husband and family will, Nov. 1, in her own bed, surround her that day.On Her Own Terms: Why Brittany Maynard Has Chosen to Die|Gene Robinson|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Living as they do in the heart of the volatile Caucasus, Georgians are only too aware of the fires that surround them.
In On Saudi Arabia, journalist Karen Elliott House describes the odd silence that seems to surround the House of Saud.Will Saudi Arabia Execute Guest Workers for 'Witchcraft'?|Michael Schulson|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The hills that surround Florence were the boundary of their horizon.The Red Lily, Complete|Anatole France
They intended, when he left the meeting, to surround him in the middle of the road.Sober by Act of Parliament|Fred A. McKenzie
It would necessarily be several days before relief could possibly arrive, and utter despair seemed to surround them.History of the Donner Party|C.F. McGlashan
Shall we let them live a few hours yet to realize the horrors that surround them?Kathleen's Diamonds|Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
Those, however, who had remained at home managed to cut off and surround the soldiers, one of whom was killed in the fray.A Pilgrimage to Nejd, Vol. 1 [of 2]|Anne Blunt
- a method of capturing wild beasts by encircling the area in which they are believed to be
- the area so encircled
Word Origin for surround
early 15c., "to flood, overflow," from Middle French soronder "to overflow, abound, surpass, dominate," from Late Latin superundare "overflow," from Latin super "over" (see super-) + undare "to flow in waves," from unda "wave" (see water (n.); and cf. abound). Sense of "to shut in on all sides" first recorded 1610s, influenced by figurative meaning in French of "dominate," and by sound association with round. Related: Surrounded; surrounding.