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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sur·round /səˈraʊnd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the area in which something exists or lives; "the
          country--the flat agricultural surround" [syn: environment,
           environs, surroundings]
      v 1: be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river
           encircles the village" [syn: environ, encircle, circle,
            round, ring]
      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]