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View synonyms for surrounding

surrounding

[ suh-roun-ding ]

noun

  1. something that surrounds.
  2. surroundings, environing things, circumstances, conditions, etc.; environment:

    He was too sick to be aware of his surroundings.

  3. the act of encircling or enclosing.


adjective

  1. enclosing or encircling.
  2. being the environment or adjacent area.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of surrounding1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English: literally “inundation”; surround, -ing 1, -ing 2

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Example Sentences

Before you take off your maskMost importantly, check your surroundings.

The camera, for example, will be more pulled back, giving players a wider view of their surroundings.

Second, illuminating your surroundings will help your eyes understand that you’re in a room, not fighting zombies on the Titanic.

The difference between bubble universes and their surroundings comes down to the energy of space itself.

Confined to our homes with limited avenues to connect with others, seeing something blossom in our immediate surroundings is one form of home improvement guaranteed to provide a measure of happiness.

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An examination of some of the rumors surrounding the newest entry in the Star Wars canon.

He scrambled outside to find a 25-foot-wide crater just beyond the mud wall surrounding his family compound.

The families announced along with it that they had entered a “phase of silence” surrounding the details of the new deal.

But now, the controversy surrounding the political satire has gotten serious.

Hence the SWAT teams and armored trucks surrounding his house.

However, they were not seen to venture far into the surrounding deciduous forest.

We got off our horses and stooped over the man, forgetting for the moment that danger might lurk in the surrounding thicket.

Judge for yourself the difficulty surrounding the remainder of the symbols and fundamental truths of christianity.

The shimmering surface of the river near the boat was broken up into ripples surrounding a black object.

The mountains surrounding the town are bare, the town itself (London being still fresh in my recollection) resembles a village.

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