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Dictionary definition for: Around

1. (r) in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about" "hanging around" "waited around for the next flight"

2. (r) by a circular or circuitous route; "He came all the way around the base" "the road goes around the pond"

3. (r) 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 a

4. (r) in a circle or circular motion; "The wheels are spinning around"

5. (r) (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 hundre

6. (r) in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face" "brought the ship about" "suddenly she turned around"

7. (r) to a particular destination either specified or understood; "she came around to see me" "I invited them around for supper"

8. (r) 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"

9. (r) in circumference; "the trunk is ten feet around" "the pond is two miles around"

10. (r) from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye" "frigid weather the year around"

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