surround

  • 1 surround — surround, *environ, encircle, circle, encompass, compass, hem, gird, girdle, ring can mean to close in or as if in a ring about something. Surround is a general term without specific connotations; it implies enclosure as if by a circle or a ring… …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 surround — index border (bound), circumscribe (surround by boundary), contain (enclose), delimit, detain (hold in custody) …

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  • 4 surround — [sə round′] vt. [ME surrounden, altered (as if < sur ,SUR 1 + round) < surunden, to overflow < OFr suronder < LL superundare < L super (see SUPER ) + undare, to move in waves, rise < unda, a wave (see WATER)] 1. to cause to be… …

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  • 5 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. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 surround — early 15c., to flood, overflow, from M.Fr. soronder to overflow, abound, surpass, dominate, from L.L. superundare overflow, from L. super over (see SUPER (Cf. super )) + undare to flow in waves, from unda wave (see WATER (Cf …

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  • 7 surround — [v] enclose, encircle something beleaguer, beset, besiege, blockade, border, bound, box in, circle, circumscribe, circumvent, close around, close in, close in on, compass, confine, edge, enclave, encompass, envelop, environ, fence in, fringe,… …

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  • 8 surround — ► VERB 1) be all round; encircle. 2) be associated with. ► NOUN 1) a border or edging. 2) (surrounds) surroundings. ORIGIN originally in the sense «overflow»: from Latin superundare, from undare to flow …

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  • 9 Surround — Dolby Logo de Dolby Personnages clés Ray Dolby, Chairman Siège social San Francisco …

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  • 10 Surround — El sonido Surround, sonido envolvente o sonido 3D, se refiere al uso de múltiples canales de audio para provocar efectos envolventes a la audiencia, ya sea proveniente de una película o de una banda sonora. Esta tecnología ha llegado hoy a… …

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  • 11 Surround — Raumklang ist eine Bezeichnung für Klangaufführungen, die im und für den Raum erzeugt wurden. (engl.: ambience). Erste Raumklangstücke haben dafür mehrere Orchester oder Chöre im Raum an verschiedenen Stellen platziert (siehe Venezianische… …

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  • 12 surround — I UK [səˈraʊnd] / US verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms surround : present tense I/you/we/they surround he/she/it surrounds present participle surrounding past tense surrounded past participle surrounded *** 1) a) to be all around or on… …

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  • 13 surround — sur|round1 W2 [səˈraund] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: suronder to overflow, flood , from Late Latin superundare, from Latin unda wave ] 1.) [usually passive] to be all around someone or something on every side be surrounded by… …

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  • 14 surround — sur|round1 [ sə raund ] verb transitive often passive *** 1. ) to be all around or on all sides of someone or something: Can you name the states that surround Colorado? He found himself surrounded by an admiring crowd. surround something with… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 surround — [[t]səra͟ʊnd[/t]] ♦♦ surrounds, surrounding, surrounded 1) VERB If a person or thing is surrounded by something, that thing is situated all around them. [be V ed] The small churchyard was surrounded by a rusted wrought iron fence... [V n] The… …

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  • 16 surround — See door surround radiator grille surround rear light surround tail light surround windshield surround …

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  • 17 surround — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Surround is used before these nouns: ↑sound {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, totally ▪ almost, virtually …

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  • 18 surround — 1 verb (T) 1 (usually passive) to be all around someone or something on every side: The city is surrounded on all sides by hills. | be surrounded by sth: Jill was sitting on the floor surrounded by boxes. 2 be surrounded by sb/sth to have a lot… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 surround — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, to flood, inundate, from Anglo French surunder, from Late Latin superundare, to overflow, from Latin super + unda wave; influenced in meaning by 5round more at water Date: circa 1616 1. a. (1) to… …

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  • 20 surround — /seuh rownd /, v.t. 1. to enclose on all sides; encompass: She was surrounded by reporters. 2. to form an enclosure round; encircle: A stone wall surrounds the estate. 3. to enclose (a body of troops, a fort or town, etc.) so as to cut off… …

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