surround

Definitions

  • ESTUFA AND SURROUNDINGS
    ESTUFA AND SURROUNDINGS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v surround surround so as to force to give up "The Turks besieged Vienna"
    • v surround surround with a wall in order to fortify
    • v surround extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle "The forest surrounds my property"
    • v surround envelop completely "smother the meat in gravy"
    • n surround the area in which something exists or lives "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Fifth stanza, surrounded by apple blossoms Fifth stanza, surrounded by apple blossoms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An acre of trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment
    • n Surround A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc.
    • Surround To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.
    • Surround (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.
    • Surround 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."
    • Surround To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Our sun and the surrounding planets orbit around the center of the Milky Way galaxy once every 250 million years.
    • surround To overflow; inundate.
    • surround To encompass; environ; inclose on all sides, as a body of troops, surrounded by hostile forces, so as to cut off communication or retreat; invest, as a fortified place: as, to surround a city; to surround a detachment of the enemy.
    • surround To form an inclosure round; environ; encircle: as, a wall or ditch surrounds the city.
    • surround To make the circuit of; circumnavigate.
    • surround Synonyms To fence in, coop up.
    • surround To overflow.
    • n surround A method of hunting some animals, such as buffaloes, by surrounding them and driving them over a precipice, or into a deep ravine or other place from which they cannot escape.
    • n surround A cordon of hunters formed for the purpose of capturing animals by surrounding and driving them.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The country of Losotho is completely surrounded by the country of South Africa.
    • v.t Surround sur-rownd′ to go round about; to encompass, environ: to cut off from communication or retreat
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Quotations

  • Oprah Winfrey
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    “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    “I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.”
  • Don Marquis
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    “Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
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    “We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give.”
  • Thomas Robert Dewar
    Thomas Robert Dewar
    “Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.”
  • Lord Drewar
    Lord Drewar
    “Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. suronder—L. superundāre, to overflow, often confused with round.

Usage

In literature:

But he surveyed the surrounding mountains well before he spoke.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
In the low roof-buildings that surrounded the stage was a scene of tremendous activity.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
Inlaid marble tomb very beautiful, but surroundings disappointing and much damaged.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The policemen were surrounding his wagon.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
The font is supported by four small pillars surrounding a larger central one.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
All these surround a Basket (9) that knows no death.
"The Gnôsis of the Light" by F. Lamplugh
It was a snug, well-protected kenneling place, surrounded by the swamp.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
The harbor was surrounded by high cliffs and old gray fortifications.
"A Trip to the Orient" by Robert Urie Jacob
But it is there, and not at all disconcerted by its strange surroundings.
"The Apple" by Various
The wolves surrounded the shack at night, uttering their dreary cries, but kept warily out of gun-shot.
"The Frontiersman" by H. A. Cody
We at last got into a small bay, or basin, where the surrounding scenery was beautiful in the extreme.
"Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp" by John Shipp
She had maintained no relations with the numerous court that surrounded her so long.
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
As he drank his soup and munched a cracker Walter scanned his surroundings closely.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
Individuality was the atmosphere which surrounded her; an atmosphere where everyone was somebody or nobody.
"The Vision of Elijah Berl" by Frank Lewis Nason
The sea completely surrounds the house.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
He who enters there is at once affected, both in mood and in the tones of his voice, by his surroundings.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
This bay is surrounded by a semi-circular arch formed by two grains surrounded by a chamfered band.
"Romanesque Art in Southern Manche: Album" by Marie Lebert
The house was on a little, narrow street, and was surrounded by a garden full of tall, fine trees.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
To surround a giraffe, what does that mean.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
The present building covers about 5 acres, and is surrounded by a park of 800 acres.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
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In poetry:

Then, for Him who rose triumphant
To the heavenly Lamp,
Gird thy sword though night surround thee,
Wild and damp.
"Charge To The Knight Of Malta" by Harriet Annie Wilkins
Then, when our work is done,
And all our trials o'er,
Permit us to surround Thy throne,
And praise Thee evermore.
"Sing Unto God" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
But, lady! now a deeper gloom
Surrounds thy lover's soul,
And wilder floods of grief and woe,
Around his spirit roll.
"Stanzas" by James Avis Bartley
Come, we that love the Lord,
And let our joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,
And thus surround the throne.
"Hymn 30" by Isaac Watts
Unwholsome dews for ever him surround,
From his damp couch he scarcely ever hies,
Save when blue vapours, issuing from the ground,
Lure him abroad, to catch them as they rise.
"Mildew" by Charlotte Dacre
I rose at night and visited
The Cave of the Unborn,
And crowding shapes surrounded me
For tidings of the life to be,
Who long had prayed the silent Head
To speed their advent morn.
"The Cave Of The Unborn" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Surrounded by his newly minted champions, manager Charlie Manuel addresses the throngs.
Today, The Wall Street Journal digs into the dirt surrounding the Lauder family, one of New York's most influential business and social clans.
Niskayuna Supervisor Joe Landry surveys the area surround the berm constructed at the town's water plant on Friday, Sept 2.
Serving Anniston, Saks, Golden Springs, Oxford, Calhoun County and surrounding areas.
Big questions surround big-bang theory .
Evelyn Irene Bish , age 88, of Michigan City, Indiana and formerly of Farmer, Ohio, died surrounded by friends and family on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at the Arbors of Michigan City, where she was a resident.
Evelyn Irene Bish , 88, of Michigan City, Indiana, and formerly of Farmer, Ohio, died surrounded by friends and family on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at the Arbors of Michigan City, where she was a resident.
The crash knocked out power to homes and businesses in the surrounding area.
A collection of key quotes from Dalton McGuinty surrounding the Oct 15, 2012, announcement he is.
A tree that caught fire Thursday could now be a danger to surrounding homes.
Those meals will be hand delivered by teams of drivers to needy people here in Buffalo and the surrounding area.
Volume XXIII, Number 42, October 18 - 24, 2012 Serving Pasadena, Altadena, and Surrounding Areas.
Clark Gable surveyed the chaos surrounding him on the sun-baked rooftop swimming pool at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Dallas.
We warned of a deluge of lawsuits surrounding the crane accident at One57, and it looks like the tide is already rising.
With all the controversy surrounding the search for a new home, the Port of Long Beach clearly has an image problem that needs to be cleared up - pronto.
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In science:

Units of the surrounding boxes are given in ˚A.
Metal-Boron Nanotubes
Zxy is the coordination number of x units surrounding y units.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
The average surrounding of each segment is counted as if the bonds were not there.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
Importantly, most of these extensions from the core are aligned with the surrounding subclumps.
History of mass assembly and star formation in clusters
The simplest model—also due to Paczy´nski [157]—assumes the spherical expansion of an optically thick e− e+ plasma with no surrounding medium.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
M0 where ρ is the density of the surrounding material.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
The former interpreted it as due to the fact that the α particle, attracting electrons of the surrounding atoms along its path, transfers to them a fraction of its kinetic energy.
On the Theory of Collisions between Atoms and Electrically Charged Particles
The contour surrounds all the eigenvalues aγ .
New correlation functions for random matrices and integrals over supergroups
In their model, each star particle distributes the energy available at each timestep (equation 1) over the surrounding gas.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
The main difficulties for direct detection techniques concern neutron interactions and intrinsic impurities of the sensitive medium and surrounding materials.
MACHe3: A new generation detector for non-baryonic dark matter direct detection
The subsequent rise of a flux tube to the solar surface is driven by buoyancy, a consequence of the reduced density inside a tube that is in mechanical and thermal equilibrium with the surrounding, adiabatically stratified, field-free gas.
Magnetic Fields in Massive Stars. II. The Buoyant Rise of Magnetic Flux Tubes Through the Radiative Interior
Panel (A) shows the normalized differences between the pressure, density, and temperature in the tube and in the material surrounding it (i.e., ∆p/pe , ∆ρ/ρe , and ∆T /Te , respectively, where for any quantity Q, ∆Q ≡ Qe − Q) as functions of time.
Magnetic Fields in Massive Stars. II. The Buoyant Rise of Magnetic Flux Tubes Through the Radiative Interior
The heating rate q depends directly on the temperature difference ∆T between the tube and its surroundings; using the pressure equilibrium condition (3), it can be shown that (∆T /Te ) ≈ B 2/(8πpe), assuming ρ ≈ ρe .
Magnetic Fields in Massive Stars. II. The Buoyant Rise of Magnetic Flux Tubes Through the Radiative Interior
Therefore, when restrictions are placed upon the ability of diffusing particles to sample their surroundings, anomalous behavior arises.
Anomalous diffusion on random graphs
The point where the random walk first enters the band will lie within the left half of the small disk surrounding Θ(h2 ) such points (x, y ).
Excited Random Walk
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