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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Surround  \Sur*round"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Surrounded};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Surrounding}.]  [OF.  suronder  to  overflow,  LL 
  superundare  fr  L.  super  over  +  undare  to  rise  in  waves, 
  overflow,  fr  unda  wave.  The  English  sense  is  due  to  the 
  influence  of  E.  round.  See  {Super-},  and  {Undulate},  and  cf 
  {Abound}.] 
  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.]  --Fuller. 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  surrounded 
  adj  :  confined  on  all  sides;  "a  camp  surrounded  by  enemies";  "the 
  encircled  pioneers"  [syn:  {encircled}] 




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