Sur·round v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surrounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Surrounding.]
1. To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.
2. To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city.
But could instead, and ever-during dark
Surrounds me. --Milton.
3. To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world. [Obs.]
4. Mil. To inclose, as a body of troops, between hostile forces, so as to cut off means of communication or retreat; to invest, as a city.
Syn: -- To encompass; encircle; environ; invest; hem in; fence about.
Sur·round, n. A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc. [U.S.]
n : the area in which something exists or lives; "the
country--the flat agricultural surround" [syn: environment,
v 1: be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river
encircles the village" [syn: environ, encircle, circle,
2: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest
surrounds my property" [syn: skirt, border]
3: envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy" [syn: smother]
4: surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged
Vienna" [syn: besiege, beleaguer, hem in, circumvent]
5: surround with a wall in order to fortify [syn: wall, palisade,
fence, fence in]