surround


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Surround \Sur*round"\, n.
   A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by
   surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a
   ravine, etc. [U.S.] --Baird.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Surround \Sur*round"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surrounded; p. pr.
   & vb. n. Surrounding.] [OF. suronder to overflow, LL.
   superundare; fr. L. super over + undare to rise in waves,
   overflow, fr. unda wave. The English sense is due to the
   influence of E. round. See Super-, and Undulate, and cf.
   Abound.]
   1. To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.
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   2. To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall
      surrounds the city.
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            But could instead, and ever-during dark
            Surrounds me.                         --Milton.
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   3. To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to
      surround the world. [Obs.] --Fuller.
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   4. (Mil.) To inclose, as a body of troops, between hostile
      forces, so as to cut off means of communication or
      retreat; to invest, as a city.
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   Syn: To encompass; encircle; environ; invest; hem in; fence
        about.
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