Surrounding



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
4.
enclosing or encircling.
5.
being the environment or adjacent area.
verb (used with object)
1.
to enclose on all sides; encompass:
She was surrounded by reporters.
2.
to form an enclosure round; encircle:
A stone wall surrounds the estate.
3.
to enclose (a body of troops, a fort or town, etc.) so as to cut off communication or retreat.
noun
4.
something that surrounds, as the area, border, etc., around an object or central space:
a tile surround for the shower stall.
5.
environment or setting:
The designer created a Persian surround for the new restaurant.
6.
Hunting.

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.

verb (transitive)
1.
to encircle or enclose or cause to be encircled or enclosed
2.
to deploy forces on all sides of (a place or military formation), so preventing access or retreat
3.
to exist around: I dislike the people who surround her
noun
4.
(mainly Brit) a border, esp the area of uncovered floor between the walls of a room and the carpet or around an opening or panel
5.
(mainly US)

a method of capturing wild beasts by encircling the area in which they are believed to be
the area so encircled

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