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  3  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 
  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 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Surround  \Sur*round"\,  n. 
  A  method  of  hunting  some  animals,  as  the  buffalo,  by 
  surrounding  a  herd,  and  driving  them  over  a  precipice,  into  a 
  ravine,  etc  [U.S.]  --Baird. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  area  in  which  something  exists  or  lives:  "the 
  country--the  flat  agricultural  surround"  [syn:  {environment}, 
  {environs},  {surroundings}] 
  v  1:  be  around  [syn:  {environ},  {encircle},  {circle},  {round},  {ring}] 
  2:  extend  on  all  sides  of  simultaneously;  encircle;  "The  forest 
  surrounds  my  property"  [syn:  {skirt},  {border}] 
  3:  envelop  completely;  "smother  the  meat  in  gravy"  [syn:  {smother}] 
  4:  lay  siege  to  [syn:  {besiege},  {beleaguer},  {hem  in},  {circumvent}] 
  5:  surround  with  a  wall  in  order  to  fortify  [syn:  {wall},  {palisade}, 
  {fence},  {fence  in}] 

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