- surrogate mother,
- surround sound,
- surround theater,
- sursum corda,
Origin of surrounding
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.
Origin of surround
Examples from the Web for surrounding
The families announced along with it that they had entered a “phase of silence” surrounding the details of the new deal.
There are lovingly tended flower beds along each road and surrounding every barrack.
Some urban cores have recovered nicely, but most often the surrounding city areas have continued to see slow or negative growth.
The panels produce electricity, which can charge phones and laptops through USB ports embedded in the surrounding benches.
Skeletons and calavera motifs, surrounding Latin women, feature prominently in his paintings.
In the dusk of the world, out of the deeper shadow of the surrounding trees, his house looked grimly upon him.Audrey|Mary Johnston
His tail is so short, that it is completely concealed by the surrounding hair.The Western World|W.H.G. Kingston
His mother preferred to kneel, but admitted it was wise to conform to surrounding custom lest one forget in a public place.Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn
Presently these undermined rocks would collapse, dragging down in their fall all the surrounding earth.Peasant Tales of Russia|V.I. Nemirovitch-Dantchenko
The surrounding farmers did not care to interfere; it was no business of theirs.The Toilers of the Field|Richard Jefferies
- 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.