Associations to the word «Around»


AROUND, preposition. Defining a circle or closed curve containing a thing.
AROUND, preposition. Following the perimeter of a specified area and returning to the starting point.
AROUND, preposition. Following a path which curves near an object, with the object on the inside of the curve.
AROUND, preposition. (of distance, time) Near; in the vicinity of.
AROUND, preposition. At various places in.
AROUND, adjective. (informal) (with the verb "to be") Alive; existing.
AROUND, adverb. Generally.
AROUND, adverb. From place to place.
AROUND, adverb. From one state or condition to an opposite or very different one; with a metaphorical change in direction; bringing about awareness or agreement.
AROUND, adverb. (with turn, spin, etc.) Partially or completely rotated, including to face in the opposite direction.
AROUND, adverb. Used with verbs to indicate repeated or continuous action, or in numerous locations or with numerous people
AROUND ONE'S EARS, prepositional phrase. Alternative form of about one's ears
AROUND ROBIN HOOD'S BARN, adverb. (idiomatic) the long way around; a roundabout or circuitous route
AROUND ROBIN HOOD'S BARN, adverb. (idiomatic) all over the place
AROUND THE BEND, adjective. Alternative form of round the bend (crazy, insane).
AROUND THE CLOCK, prepositional phrase. (duration) (idiomatic) All the time or seemingly all the time; constantly.
AROUND THE CORNER, adjective. (idiomatic) imminent; very soon
AROUND THE HORN, prepositional phrase. (US) (Navy) (idiomatic) Via shipboard communications, formerly metal tubes with earhorn-like ends.
AROUND THE HORN, prepositional phrase. Following the extremely hazardous naval route around Cape Horn, the southernmost point in South America.
AROUND THE WICKET, prepositional phrase. (cricket) Bowling the ball from the side of the wicket that puts the bowler's bowling hand farther from the wicket
AROUND THE WORLD, prepositional phrase. Around Earth from east to west, or west to east, thus crossing all meridians.
AROUND THE WORLD, prepositional phrase. In a large proportion of Earth; in various parts of Earth.
AROUND THE WORLD, noun. A particular trick move with a yo-yo.

Dictionary definition

AROUND, adverb. In the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight".
AROUND, adverb. By a circular or circuitous route; "He came all the way around the base"; "the road goes around the pond".
AROUND, adverb. Used of movement 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".
AROUND, adverb. In a circle or circular motion; "The wheels are spinning around".
AROUND, adverb. (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".
AROUND, adverb. In or to a reversed position or direction; "about face"; "suddenly she turned around".
AROUND, adverb. To a particular destination either specified or understood; "she came around to see me"; "I invited them around for supper".
AROUND, adverb. 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".
AROUND, adverb. In circumference; "the trunk is ten feet around"; "the pond is two miles around".
AROUND, adverb. From beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around".

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