[ suh-roun-ding ]
/ səˈraʊn dɪŋ /


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

1400–50; late Middle English: inundation; see surround, -ing1, -ing2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for surroundings

/ (səˈraʊndɪŋz) /

pl n

the conditions, scenery, etc, around a person, place, or thing; environment
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