Pronunciation of Around
/ɐɹˈa͡ʊnd/, /ɐɹˈa‍ʊnd/, /ɐ_ɹ_ˈaʊ_n_d/

Synonyms for around:

Sense 1

bingo, eastbound, windward, outward-bound, across, backward, forth, after, along, speculative, apart, wherever, far, enclosed, This, further, forwards, clockwise, next, outside, fair, What, sideward, half-hour, revolving, Leftward, landlocked, somewhere, maybe, inside, down, Of, westbound, at, northbound, perhaps, Rightward, off, counterclockwise, time, southbound, outward, left, Until, upwind, AM, outbound, hour, hither, rearward, backwards, there, onward, outgoing, outwards, walled, beyond, frontward, before, errant, slow, where, fast, downwind, wreathe, here, homeward, away, synchronize, p.m..

Sense 2

throughout, conservative, ahead, on, in, From, quarter, rotary, past, existing, cross country, forward, living, nonlinear, alive, out, up, existent, Against.

Sense 3

back, extant, sharp, passing.

Sense 4

circular, invert, With, over.

Sense 6


Sense 11


close to

in and about or around, close to.

Other synonyms and related words:

apart, along, AM, existent, What, near, further, outward-bound, inside, ahead, outside, half-hour, through, rotary, This, in, counterclockwise, outbound, about, landlocked, before, passim, southbound, throughout, say, on, away, invert, slightly, living, up, perhaps, frontward, passing, forward, here, onward, clockwise, speculative, extant, Until, eastbound, walled, most, at, well-nigh, wreathe, outgoing, somewhat, westbound, backward, maybe, homeward, wherever, surrounding, fast, off, back, nigh, almost, across, after, left, somewhere, errant, revolving, conservative, slow, With, by, From, rearward, next, backwards, virtually, over, alive, beyond, nonlinear, hour, fair, Of, bingo, rough, downwind, enclosed, nearly, Against, down, existing, approximately, synchronize, circular.

encircling (adjective)


all (adverb)


almost (adverb)


close to a place (adverb)

almost, approximately, near.

just about (adverb)

nearly, just about.

situated on sides, circumference, or in general area (adverb)

about, over, throughout.

almost (adverb)

well-nigh, close to.

back (adverb)

rearward, backwards.

for all practical purposes (adverb)


nearly (adverb)


Sense 1 (noun)

at, fast, AM, half-hour.

Sense 2 (noun)

back, backward, rearward, backwards.

Sense 3 (noun)

conservative, What, speculative, perhaps, maybe, fair, bingo.

Sense 4 (noun)

Against, throughout, outside, away, through, over, up, onward.

Sense 5 (noun)

after, living, beyond, existent, apart, before, existing, extant, by, along, alive.

Sense 7 (noun)

in, enclosed, inside, surrounding, landlocked.

Sense 9 (noun)

forward, across.

Sense 10 (noun)

cross country, ahead, downwind, eastbound, left, homeward, down, clockwise, counterclockwise.

Sense 11 (noun)

circular, revolving, rotary.

around (noun)

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

surrounding (noun)


enclosing (verb)


Usage examples for around:

  • Together they rose and walked around the room. - "The Ultroom Error", Gerald Allan Sohl.
  • They both turned around. - "The Box with the Broken Seals", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  • So, you work around here? - "Joe Burke's Last Stand", John Moncure Wetterau.

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