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Definition of "around" []

  • On all sides: dirty clothes lying around. (adverb)
  • In close to all sides from all directions: a field bordered around with tall trees. (adverb)
  • In a circle or with a circular motion: spun around twice. (adverb)
  • In circumference or perimeter: a pond two miles around. (adverb)
  • In succession or rotation: passed the collection plate around; seasons that rolled around each year. (adverb)
  • Situated at various points in (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • From place to place in (preposition)
  • Somewhere in or near (preposition)
  • Approximately in (preposition)
  • Surrounding, encircling, or enclosing (adverb)
  • In all directions from a point of reference (adverb)
  • In the vicinity, esp restlessly but idly (adverb)
  • Here and there; in no particular place or direction (adverb)
  • (of people) active and prominent in a particular area or profession (adverb)
  • Present in some place (the exact location being inexact) (adverb)
  • In circulation; available (adverb)
  • To many places, so as to have gained considerable experience, often of a worldly or social nature (adverb)

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Use "around" in a sentence
  • "Moon-girl spins around& around  drunk on her outrageous momentum  as if she could make the world rotate"
  • "Which is stupid, considering the drivers around here A: Don't normally stop for people and in fact have been caught trying to sneak ~around~ them and B: I've been nicked several times and almost hit three times different instances last summer attempting to obey the biking laws, none of those for mistakes on my part as I've been scared shitless at the lack of aware driving that's crept over my town."
  • "Which is, of course, the "classic" approach - well, at least around here - for free content: making money *around* the free stuff."