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around

a·round

around

 
pronunciation:
raUnd
parts of speech:
adverb, preposition
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in a circle.
The car spun around.
similar words:
round
definition 2: in all directions or to all sides.
He looked around.
similar words:
round
definition 3: measured along the outside edge; in circumference.
The tree trunk was eighteen inches around.
definition 4: (informal) about; nearby.
I'll be around if you need me.
similar words:
near
definition 5: in or to the opposite direction.
The car turned around.
definition 6: through an area.
Will you show me around?
 
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: on all sides of.
There are bushes around the park.
definition 2: near to.
John had to stay around the house.
similar words:
near
definition 3: in or to places within an area; here and there.
They drove around the country.
similar words:
through
definition 4: so as to surround or go around.
Tie a string around your finger.
definition 5: so as to move in a circle.
Do you want to drive around the lake?
definition 6: somewhere near; about.
Come around noon.
similar words:
round