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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : confined on all sides; "a camp surrounded by enemies"; "the
            encircled pioneers" [syn: encircled]