how to pronounce around

əɹaʊnd

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meanings of around

adverb:

  1. So as to surround or be near.
  2. So as to partially or completely rotate; so as to face in the opposite direction.
  3. From one state or condition to an opposite or very different one; with a metaphorical change in direction; bringing about awareness or agreement.
  4. From place to place.
  5. So as to form a circle or trace a circular path, or approximation thereof.
  6. Nearly; approximately; about.
  7. Used with certain verbs to suggest unproductive activity.
  8. Used with verbs to indicate repeated or continuous action, or in numerous locations or with numerous people.

preposition:

  1. Defining a circle or closed curve containing a thing.
  2. Near; in the vicinity of.
  3. At or to various places within.
  4. Following the perimeter of a specified area and returning to the starting point.
  5. Centred upon; surrounding.
  6. Following a path which curves near an object, with the object on the inside of the curve.

adjective:

  1. Alive; existing.
  2. Present in the vicinity.