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·ing, a. Inclosing; encircling.
1. An encompassing.
2. pl. The things which surround or environ; external or attending circumstances or conditions.
adj : closely encircling; "encompassing mountain ranges"; "the
surrounding countryside" [syn: encompassing(a), surrounding(a)]