Definitions for around

Definitions for (adv) around

Main entry: more or less, or so, some, roughly, approximately, around, about, just about, close to

Definition: (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

Usage: lasted approximately an hour; in just about a minute; he's about 30 years old; I've had about all I can stand; we meet about once a month; some forty people came; weighs around a hundred pounds; roughly $3,000; holds 3 gallons, more or less; 20 or so people were at the party

Main entry: around

Definition: in circumference

Usage: the trunk is ten feet around; the pond is two miles around

Main entry: around, about

Definition: in the area or vicinity

Usage: a few spectators standing about; hanging around; waited around for the next flight

Main entry: round, around

Definition: from beginning to end; throughout

Usage: It rains all year round on Skye; frigid weather the year around

Main entry: around

Definition: by a circular or circuitous route

Usage: He came all the way around the base; the road goes around the pond

Main entry: around

Definition: in a circle or circular motion

Usage: The wheels are spinning around

Main entry: around, about

Definition: all around or on all sides

Usage: dirty clothes lying around (or about); let's look about for help; There were trees growing all around; she looked around her

Main entry: around

Definition: to a particular destination either specified or understood

Usage: she came around to see me; I invited them around for supper

Main entry: around, about

Definition: in or to a reversed position or direction

Usage: about face; suddenly she turned around

Main entry: about, around

Definition: used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction

Usage: wandering about with no place to go; people were rushing about; news gets around (or about); traveled around in Asia; he needs advice from someone who's been around; she sleeps around

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