Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: surround
IPA transcription: [sɚ'aʊnd]
Pronunciations of surround
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: environment, environs, surroundings, surround
    Meaning: the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: surround, environ, ring, skirt, border
    Meaning: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
  • Synonyms: smother, surround
    Meaning: envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy"
  • Synonyms: besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem_in, circumvent
    Meaning: surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
Usage examples
  • We must let him get to the Pere Blanchard's hut now; there surround and capture him."
  • "Lo! to yon sedgy bank He creeps disconsolate; his numerous foes Surround him, hounds and men.
  • Lastly, the men, young and old, surround the hut, and, stooping down, butt at it with their heads, like so many rams.
  • As where for the protection of the walls Many and many moats surround the castles, The part in which they are a figure forms,
  • With the assistance of John Hanks he plowed fifteen acres, and split, from the tall walnut-trees of the primeval forest, enough rails to surround them with a fence.
  • The wallet on his back was almost empty, and he carried a stick in his hand, cut from one of the high, thick box hedges that surround most of the farms in Lower Normandy.
  • Robin herself wrote to Coombe--letters whose tender-hearted comprehension of what he was doing always held the desire to surround him with the soothing quiet he had so felt when he was with her.
  • And suppose the same god, who carried him away, to surround him with neighbours who will not suffer one man to be the master of another, and who, if they could catch the offender, would take his life?
  • Hannibal, seeing that the Romans would not fight, detached his Numidian cavalry across the river to cut off the Roman foraging parties and to surround and harass their smaller camp on that side of the river.
  • He never dreamed of any one coming out to fight him, but said that he was rather going up to view the place; and if he waited for his reinforcements, it was not in order to make victory secure in case he should be compelled to engage, but to be enabled to surround and storm the city.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording History of New Jersey, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Perfect Dark, License CC BY-SA 4.0
2. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Menatetrenone, License CC BY-SA 4.0
3. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Hamlet, License CC BY-SA 4.0
4. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Siege, License CC BY-SA 4.0