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surrounding

sur·round·ing

surrounding

 
pronunciation:
s raUn dIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process of encircling.
definition 2: (pl.) the environment of anything, including all that affects it.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: enclosing; encircling.
the surrounding walls
definition 2: being any part of an environment.
the surrounding villages