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  Words related to surround

Related / Similar Words: environment, environs, surroundings, besiege, beleaguer, hem in, circumvent, wall, palisade, fence, fence in, skirt, border, smother, environ, encircle, circle, round, ring

 

Definition:
  • the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround";
  • surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna";
  • surround with a wall in order to fortify;
  • extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property";
  • envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy";
  • be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village";

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    See Also: wall in, wall up

     

    Hyponyms: ambiance, ambience, medium, setting, scene, element, habitat, home ground, melting pot, parts, blockade, seal off, ebb, stockade, circumvallate, fringe, girdle, gird, enclose, inclose, shut in, hem in, twine, wreath, wreathe, girth, girt, begird, cloister

     

    Derivational Morphology: wall, palisade, fence, fence in, skirt, border, environ, encircle, circle, round, ring, besieger, environment, environs, surroundings, fencing, rampart, bulwark, edge, boundary line, borderline, delimitation, mete, halo, annulus, anulus, doughnut, anchor ring

     

     
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