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
Example sentences from the Web for surround
Even the earliest home surround systems were prohibitively expensive and relied on connections that required complex installation, long wire runs, and plenty of hole drilling.
The main factor to consider when choosing a soundbar system with surround sound should be whether it fits your space and where each speaker will sit.
If you’re tech-oriented and want something more cutting edge, consider a smart home-capable soundbar or a surround sound system to take your home to the next level.
They are made in a social setting, surrounded by lots of other people with various ways to resist bad decisions.
The inauguration had to be held in the fortified Kremlin, surrounded by an eerily quiet city.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another picture showed him surrounded by a dozen or so fighters—some masked and others laughing.
At the end of the hearing Gruber walked out silently, surrounded by cameras and accompanied by his lawyer.
Especially not when the display in question includes an angel falling from the sky in flames, surrounded by Biblical verses.
Each is surrounded by a gelatinous capsule, which is its distinctive feature (Fig. 9).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
His little band was almost immediately surrounded by the enemy.
The great park which surrounded it was one of the most celebrated in all England, celebrated alike for its size and its beauty.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The churchyard was partly surrounded by houses, and in 1781 "iron pallisadoes" were affixed to the wall.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Isabel's imagination dilated him into a disembodied intellect surrounded by mere statues of human flesh.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
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