What are surroundings?

  • (noun): The area in which something exists or lives.
    Synonyms: environment, environs, surround
    See also — Additional definitions below


Surroundings are the area around a given physical or geographical point or place. The exact definition depends on the field. Surroundings can also be used in geography (when it is more precisely known as vicinity, or vicinage) and mathematics, as well as philosophy, with the literal or metaphorically extended definition.

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Some articles on surroundings:

List Of Exhibitions By Ólafur Elíasson - Solo Exhibitions - 2000
... Surroundings Surrounded, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz The Only Thing That We Have in Common Is That We Are Different, CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu Focus Olafur ...
The Reality Of My Surroundings – Past To Present
... The Reality of My Surroundings – Past to Present is a career retrospective (1979-1991) of the alternative rock band Fishbone ... shortly after the band's successful The Reality of My Surroundings album in 1991 ...
Snowhill - Site and Setting - Surroundings
... The area has close transport links ... Snow Hill station is one of the three major railway stations in the city centre and provides through rail services to London Marylebone while the "Jewellery Line" provides services from Worcester/Stourbridge to Leamington Spa/Stratford via Birmingham Moor Street railway station ...

More definitions of "surroundings":

  • (noun): The environmental condition.
    Synonyms: milieu

Famous quotes containing the word surroundings:

    Children’s lives are not shaped solely by their families or immediate surroundings at large. That is why we must avoid the false dichotomy that says only government or only family is responsible. . . . Personal values and national policies must both play a role.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton (20th century)

    I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.
    José Ortega Y Gasset (1883–1955)