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EN[əˈɹaʊnd] [əˈɹæwnd] [-aʊnd]
US
Fautour

    Definition of around in English Dictionary

  • AdjectifPREa-
    1. INF (with the verb "to be") Alive; existing.
      1. Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo, meaning vortex, and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.
  • Adverbe
    1. Generally.
      1. From place to place.
        1. There are rumors going around that the company is bankrupt. ‎
        2. She went around the office and got everyone to sign the card. ‎
        3. Look around and see what you find. ‎
        4. We moved the furniture around in the living room. ‎
      2. From one state or condition to an opposite or very different one; with a metaphorical change in direction; bringing about awareness or agreement.
        1. The team wasn't doing well, but the new coach really turned things around. ‎
        2. He used to stay up late but his new girlfriend changed that around. ‎
        3. The patient was unconscious but the doctor brought him around quickly. ‎ (see bring around, come around)
        4. I didn't think he would ever like the new design, but eventually we brought him around. ‎ (see bring around, come around)
      3. (with turn, spin, etc.) Partially or completely rotated, including to face in the opposite direction.
        1. Turn around at the end of this street. ‎
        2. She spun around a few times. ‎
      4. Used with verbs to indicate repeated or continuous action, or in numerous locations or with numerous people.
        1. Stop kidding around. I'm serious. ‎
        2. I asked around, and no-one really liked it. ‎
        3. Shopping around can get you a better deal. ‎
        4. When are you going to stop whoring around, find a nice girl, and give us grandchildren? ‎
    2. Préposition
      1. Defining a circle or closed curve containing a thing.
        1. I planted a row of lillies around the statue.  The jackals began to gather around [someone or something]. ‎
      2. Following the perimeter of a specified area and returning to the starting point.
        1. We walked around the football field.  She went around the track fifty times. ‎
      3. Following a path which curves near an object, with the object on the inside of the curve.
        1. The road took a brief detour around the large rock formation, then went straight on. ‎
      4. (of distance, time) Near; in the vicinity of.
        1. I left my keys somewhere around here.  I left the house around 10 this morning.  There isn't another house here for miles around.  I'll see you around [the neighbourhood, etc.] ‎
      5. At various places in.
        1. The pages from the notebook were scattered around the room.  Those teenagers like to hang around the mall. ‎
    3. Plus d'exemples
      1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
        • I have spent all morning running around after the kids.
        • He uses the music to drown out other noises around him.
        • Sailing around the Horn was an arduous journey for sailing ships.
      2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
        • Around 1960 the town house —— 1081 Fifth Avenue, at 89th Street —— was pulled down to make way for 1080 Fifth Avenue, and the boiseries were removed.
        • Around the time of my parents' divorce, I learned that reading could also give me space.
        • Around half of the participants said SRH is important matter of concern only for sexually active people and nonindulgence in premarital or high risk sex ensures good SRH.
      3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
        • Once Melanie had left the house, I entered her bedroom and began to brivet around.
        • Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around.
        • Hey, don't take it personally. I was only messing around.
    • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
      1. Adjectifs
        • Adjectifs incomparable
        • Adverbes
          • Adverbes incomparable
          • Morphèmes
            • Préfixes
              • Paroles de préfixe
                • Words prefixed with a-
            • Prépositions
            Liens Connexes:
            1. en aroundness
            2. en around the Horn
            3. en around the bend
            4. en around the world
            5. en around-the-clock
            Source: Wiktionnaire

            Meaning of around for the defined word.

            Grammaticalement, ce mot "around" est un adjectif, plus spécifiquement, un adjectifs incomparable. C'est aussi un adverbe, plus spécifiquement, un adverbes incomparable. C'est aussi un morphème, plus spécifiquement, un préfixe. C'est aussi un préposition.
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