- something that surrounds.
- surroundings, environing things, circumstances, conditions, etc.; environment: He was too sick to be aware of his surroundings.
- the act of encircling or enclosing.
- enclosing or encircling.
- being the environment or adjacent area.
Origin of surrounding
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2. See environment.
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Examples from the Web for surroundings
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Strangers often believe, incorrectly, that he is unaware of his surroundings.Disney World Means Everything to a Special Needs Mom
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Women have learned to operate with a baseline level of fear, one that dips or peaks depending on our surroundings.Apps and Online Programs Offer New Ways to Report Street Harassment
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But the truth is we both kinda … preach; and we both take in our surroundings and try to mirror it.Sarah and Susan Silverman: Comedian and Rabbi are Perfect Sisters
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What if it should be in this neighborhood, among these surroundings?
They have moved from the alley; the surroundings were not such as they liked.
If it is but a dream, a dream which I have placed in my surroundings, and which comes back to me at will, what of it?The Dream
The individual so affected appears to lose all sense of its surroundings.The Leopard Woman
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I had never been in a place like this before, and the horror of its surroundings overcame me.The Underdog
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- the conditions, scenery, etc, around a person, place, or thing; environment
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Word Origin and History for surroundings
"environment," 1861, from surround (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper