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Definitions of around:

  • adverb:   in circumference
    Example: "The trunk is ten feet around"
  • adverb:   by a circular or circuitous route
    Example: "He came all the way around the base"
  • adverb:   in a circle or circular motion
    Example: "The wheels are spinning around"
  • adverb:   to a particular destination either specified or understood
    Example: "She came around to see me"
  • adverb:   in the area or vicinity
    Example: "Hanging around"
  • adverb:   from beginning to end; throughout
    Example: "Frigid weather the year around"
  • adverb:   all around or on all sides
    Example: "Dirty clothes lying around (or about)"
  • adverb:   in or to a reversed position or direction
    Example: "Suddenly she turned around"
  • adverb:   to or among many different places or in no particular direction
    Example: "News gets around (or about)"
  • adverb:   (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    Example: "Weighs around a hundred pounds"


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