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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Around  \A*round"\,  adv  [Pref.  a-  +  round.] 
  1.  In  a  circle;  circularly;  on  every  side  round. 
 
  2.  In  a  circuit;  here  and  there  within  the  surrounding  space; 
  all  about  as  to  travel  around  from  town  to  town. 
 
  3.  Near  in  the  neighborhood;  as  this  man  was  standing 
  around  when  the  fight  took  place  [Colloq.  U.  S.] 
 
  Note:  See  {Round},  the  shorter  form  adv  &  prep.,  which  in 
  some  of  the  meanings,  is  more  commonly  used 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Around  \A*round"\,  prep. 
  1.  On  all  sides  of  encircling;  encompassing;  so  as  to  make 
  the  circuit  of  about 
 
  A  lambent  flame  arose,  which  gently  spread  Around 
  his  brows.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  From  one  part  to  another  of  at  random  through  about  on 
  another  side  of  as  to  travel  around  the  country;  a  house 
  standing  around  the  corner.  [Colloq.  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hem  \Hem\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hemmed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hemming}.] 
  1.  To  form  a  hem  or  border  to  to  fold  and  sew  down  the  edge 
  of  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  To  border;  to  edge 
 
  All  the  skirt  about  Was  hemmed  with  golden  fringe. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  {To  hem  about},  {around},  or  {in},  to  inclose  and  confine;  to 
  surround;  to  environ.  ``With  valiant  squadrons  round  about 
  to  hem.''  --Fairfax.  ``Hemmed  in  to  be  a  spoil  to 
  tyranny.''  --Daniel. 
 
  {To  hem  out},  to  shut  out  ``You  can  not  hem  me  out  of 
  London.''  --J.  Webster. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  around 
  adv  1:  in  the  area  or  vicinity;  "a  few  spectators  standing  about"; 
  "hanging  around";  "waited  around  for  the  next  flight" 
  [syn:  {about}] 
  2:  by  a  circular  or  circuitous  route;  "He  came  all  the  way 
  around  the  base";  "the  road  goes  around  the  pond" 
  3:  to  or  among  many  different  places  or  in  no  particular 
  direction;  "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"  [syn:  {about}] 
  4:  in  a  circle  or  circular  motion;  "The  wheels  are  spinning 
  around" 
  5:  (of  quantities)  imprecise  but  fairly  close  to  correct; 
  "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"  [syn:  {approximately},  {about},  {close  to},  {just 
  about},  {some},  {roughly},  {more  or  less},  {or  so}] 
  6:  in  or  to  a  reversed  position  or  direction;  "about  face"; 
  "brought  the  ship  about";  "suddenly  she  turned  around" 
  [syn:  {about}] 
  7:  to  a  particular  destination  either  specified  or  understood; 
  "she  came  around  to  see  me";  "I  invited  them  around  for 
  supper" 
  8:  all  around  or  on  all  sides;  "dirty  clothes  lying  around  (or 
  about)";  "let's  look  about  for  help";  "There  were  trees 
  growing  all  around";  "she  looked  around  her"  [syn:  {about}] 
  9:  in  circumference;  "the  trunk  is  ten  feet  around";  "the  pond 
  is  two  miles  around" 
  10:  from  beginning  to  end  throughout;  "It  rains  all  year  round 
  on  Skye";  "frigid  weather  the  year  around"  [syn:  {round}] 




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