HyperDic: around

English > 10 senses of the word around:
ADVERBallaround, aboutin the area or vicinity
allaroundby a circular or circuitous route
allaround, aboutused of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
allaroundin a circle or circular motion / motion
allaround, approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, or so(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
allaround, aboutin or to a reversed position or direction
allaroundto a particular destination either specified or understood
allaround, aboutall around or on all sides
allaroundin circumference
allaround, roundfrom beginning to end
around > pronunciation
Soundseraw'n; eraw'nd
RhymesAllentown ... Youngstown: 56 rhymes with awn...
abound ... wound: 56 rhymes with awnd...
English > around: 10 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn the area or vicinity.
Examples
  • "hanging around"
  • "waited around for the next flight"
Synonymabout
English > around: 10 senses > adverb 2
MeaningBy a circular or circuitous route.
Examples
  • "He came all the way around the base"
  • "the road goes around the pond"
English > around: 10 senses > adverb 3
MeaningUsed of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction.
Examples
  • "news gets around (or about)"
  • "traveled around in Asia"
  • "he needs advice from someone who's been around"
  • "she sleeps around"
Synonymabout
Spanishalrededor
English > around: 10 senses > adverb 4
MeaningIn a circle or circular motion / motion.
Example"The wheels are spinning around"
English > around: 10 senses > adverb 5
Meaning(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct.
Example "weighs around a hundred pounds"
Synonymsapproximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, or so
Spanishaproximadamente, cerca, unos, un poco
Catalanaproximadament, una mica
English > around: 10 senses > adverb 6
MeaningIn or to a reversed position or direction.
Example "suddenly she turned around"
Synonymabout
English > around: 10 senses > adverb 7
MeaningTo a particular destination either specified or understood.
Examples
  • "she came around to see me"
  • "I invited them around for supper"
English > around: 10 senses > adverb 8
MeaningAll around or on all sides.
Examples
  • "dirty clothes lying around (or about)"
  • "There were trees growing all around"
  • "she looked around her"
Synonymabout
Spanishalrededor, aproximadamente
English > around: 10 senses > adverb 9
MeaningIn circumference.
Examples
  • "the trunk is ten feet around"
  • "the pond is two miles around"
Spanishalrededor
English > around: 10 senses > adverb 10
MeaningFrom beginning to end; throughout.
Example "frigid weather the year around"
Synonymround

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