What is around?

  • (adv): From beginning to end; throughout.
    Example: "Frigid weather the year around"
    Synonyms: round
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "around":

  • (adv): By a circular or circuitous route.
    Example: "He came all the way around the base"; "the road goes around the pond"
  • (adv): In the area or vicinity.
    Example: "Hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight"
    Synonyms: about
  • (adv): To a particular destination either specified or understood.
    Example: "She came around to see me"; "I invited them around for supper"
  • (adv): In circumference.
    Example: "The trunk is ten feet around"; "the pond is two miles around"
  • (adv): All around or on all sides.
    Example: "Dirty clothes lying around (or about)"; "There were trees growing all around"; "she looked around her"
    Synonyms: about
  • (adv): In a circle or circular motion.
    Example: "The wheels are spinning around"
  • (adv): To or among many different places or in no particular direction.
    Example: "News gets around (or about)"; "traveled around in Asia"; "he needs advice from someone who's been around"; "she sleeps around"
    Synonyms: about
  • (adv): In or to a reversed position or direction.
    Example: "Suddenly she turned around"
    Synonyms: about