Meaning of surround

sur•round

Pronunciation: (su-round'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to enclose on all sides; encompass: She was surrounded by reporters.
  2. to form an enclosure round; encircle: A stone wall surrounds the estate.
  3. to enclose (a body of troops, a fort or town, etc.) so as to cut off communication or retreat.
—n.
  1. something that surrounds, as the area, border, etc., around an object or central space: a tile surround for the shower stall.
  2. environment or setting: The designer created a Persian surround for the new restaurant.
    1. a means of hunting in which wild animals are encircled and chased into a special spot that makes their escape impossible.
    2. the act of hunting by this means.
    3. the location encircled by hunters using this means.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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