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.
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Origin of surround
OTHER WORDS FROM surroundpre·sur·round, verb (used with object)un·sur·round·ed, adjective
Words nearby surround
Example sentences from the Web for surround
Apple developed its spatial audio feature in an effort to create a surround sound effect from just two audio sources—one in your left ear and one in your right.
Wireless speakers allow this system to flourish in any theater environment thanks to the ease of setup and maintenance, making this a no-brainer first step into the surround sound market.Best soundbar: immersive sound for your home entertainment center|PopSci Commerce Team|December 18, 2020|Popular Science
Because graphene is able to block most fluids while letting only water through, Directa Plus’s powder is being used in barriers that absorb spilled oil, cleaning up the surround.Graphene gets real: Meet the entrepreneurs bringing the wonder substance to market|David Meyer|December 13, 2020|Fortune
Instead of springing for a full-blown surround sound system, you can rectify the issue with a soundbar and subwoofer setup.Miss the Movie Theater? 7 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home Theater Setup|Patrick Lucas Austin|September 8, 2020|Time
Apple also announced new features for its AppleTV platform, and new spatial audio features coming to AirPods Pro, seeking to simulate the effects of a surround sound system without the extra speakers.The 5 Most Exciting Things Apple Announced at its Virtual WWDC 2020|Patrick Lucas Austin|June 22, 2020|Time
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.
Several muscular drivers with massive chains around their necks surround a young port official, demanding he call an ambulance.
And this was all done in the story of Lazarus in such a way that it might surround every grave with illusions for centuries.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
They surround themselves with the atmosphere of the demi-monde and forget that a wrinkle is as fatal as a chaperon.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Previous to this hour the Girondists had wished to sustain the throne, and merely to surround it with free institutions.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
A sinister power seemed to surround him—a power which took away hope, purpose, life.The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking
There were few afternoons when a ring of spectators did not surround the table, breathlessly watching the champions.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
British Dictionary definitions for surround
- a method of capturing wild beasts by encircling the area in which they are believed to be
- the area so encircled