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Synonym of Surrounding

Surrounding Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus

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Synonyms and related words:
abutting, adjacent, adjoining, ambient, bordering, circling, circumambient, circumferential, circumflex, circumfluent, circumfluous, circumjacent, claustral, confining, contextual, embracing, encircling, enclosing, encompassing, enfolding, enveloping, environing, environmental, limiting, local, nearby, neighboring, parietal, peripheral, roundabout, suburban, wrapping


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WordNet 2.0

1. closely encircling; "encompassing mountain ranges"; "the surrounding countryside"
(synonym) encompassing(a), surrounding(a)
(similar) close


1. the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
(synonym) environment, environs, surroundings
(hypernym) geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region
(hyponym) ambiance, ambience
(derivation) wall, palisade, fence, fence in

1. be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"
(synonym) environ, encircle, circle, round, ring
(hypernym) hold, bear, carry, contain
(hyponym) twine
(derivation) environment, environs, surroundings
2. extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
(synonym) skirt, border
(hypernym) touch, adjoin, meet, contact
(hyponym) fringe
(derivation) environment, environs, surroundings
3. envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy"
(synonym) smother
(hypernym) cover
4. surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna"
(synonym) besiege, beleaguer, hem in, circumvent
(hypernym) attack, assail
(hyponym) blockade, seal off
5. surround with a wall in order to fortify
(synonym) wall, palisade, fence, fence in
(hypernym) protect
(hyponym) stockade
(derivation) environment, environs, surroundings

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