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Synonyms for around
əˈraʊndaround

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. around

    Synonyms:
    about, environing, encircling

    Antonyms:
    within, amid, among

Princeton's WordNet

  1. about, aroundadverb

    in the area or vicinity

    "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight"

    Synonyms:
    well-nigh, virtually, or so, roughly, just about, some, nigh, most, about, nearly, more or less, almost, near, approximately, close to, round

  2. aroundadverb

    by a circular or circuitous route

    "He came all the way around the base"; "the road goes around the pond"

    Synonyms:
    some, round, close to, more or less, about, or so, just about, approximately, roughly

  3. about, aroundadverb

    used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction

    "wandering about with no place to go"; "people were rushing about"; "news gets around (or about)"; "traveled around in Asia"; "he needs advice from someone who's been around"; "she sleeps around"

    Synonyms:
    well-nigh, virtually, or so, roughly, just about, some, nigh, most, about, nearly, more or less, almost, near, approximately, close to, round

  4. aroundadverb

    in a circle or circular motion

    "The wheels are spinning around"

    Synonyms:
    some, round, close to, more or less, about, or so, just about, approximately, roughly

  5. approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or soadverb

    (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

    "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party"

    Synonyms:
    well-nigh, rough, virtually, somewhat, slightly, or so, roughly, just about, some, nigh, most, about, nearly, more or less, almost, near, approximately, close to, round

  6. about, aroundadverb

    in or to a reversed position or direction

    "about face"; "suddenly she turned around"

    Synonyms:
    well-nigh, virtually, or so, roughly, just about, some, nigh, most, about, nearly, more or less, almost, near, approximately, close to, round

  7. aroundadverb

    to a particular destination either specified or understood

    "she came around to see me"; "I invited them around for supper"

    Synonyms:
    some, round, close to, more or less, about, or so, just about, approximately, roughly

  8. about, aroundadverb

    all around or on all sides

    "dirty clothes lying around (or about)"; "let's look about for help"; "There were trees growing all around"; "she looked around her"

    Synonyms:
    well-nigh, virtually, or so, roughly, just about, some, nigh, most, about, nearly, more or less, almost, near, approximately, close to, round

  9. aroundadverb

    in circumference

    "the trunk is ten feet around"; "the pond is two miles around"

    Synonyms:
    some, round, close to, more or less, about, or so, just about, approximately, roughly

  10. round, aroundadverb

    from beginning to end; throughout

    "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"

    Synonyms:
    some, round, close to, about, or so, just about, approximately, more or less, roughly

Editors Contribution

  1. among

    the fruity pebbles were scattered "among the dock" could also be pronounced as "around the dock"

    the fruity pebbles were scattered around the dock.

    Submitted by michellemillersd on February 11, 2021  
  2. rotate

    going around for a long time

    go a round and around

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aroundadjective

    Synonyms:
    round, on every side, on all sides, in a circle, right and left

  2. aroundprep.

    Synonyms:
    about, round, encircling, encompassing, surrounding, on every side of

  3. aroundprep.

    Synonyms:
    all over, in all parts of

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How to use around in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Dwyer:

    That's one of the potentials of this protocol, there are ovens like this in many different places around the country, around the state of Michigan, and in fact around the world.

  2. Jan Dawson:

    Apple and the rest of the tech industry will dig in their heels. i think that this case could become the trigger for a bigger discussion around encryption and backdoors, but it’s very hard to tell how it will all go.

  3. Ericka Dunlap:

    It’s like women can only do one thing, so pick a side. And that’s not true. if you say you want to be around the next 100 years, we absolutely had the desire to be streamed because that is where our future is.

  4. Mark Zuckerberg:

    The internet is growing in importance around the world in people’s lives and I think that it is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation, so my position is not that there should be no regulation, but I also think that you have to be careful about regulation you put in place.

  5. Al Sharpton:

    The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling, and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations, with all of the talent in 'Selma' and other Black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history.


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