- 1located or situated on every side; in every direction
- 2in a circular direction or manner
- 3approximately; nearly
Using around: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "around" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She looked around the room.
The children ran around the playground.
He wrapped his arms around her.
around Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using around
Stop beating around the bush and tell me what you really think.
We missed our exit, so we had to turn around and go back.
At first, she didn't like the idea, but she eventually came around and agreed to help.
Phrases with around
I don't have a car, so I have to get around by bus or bike.
Stop messing around and get back to work!
to spend time in a particular place or with a particular group of people, often without any specific purpose
I like to hang around the park on weekends and watch people play sports.
Origins of around
from Old English 'on rūn', meaning 'in a circle'
Summary: around in Brief
'Around' [əˈraʊnd] is an adverb that describes a location or movement in every direction or in a circular manner. It can also mean 'approximately' or 'nearly.' Phrases like 'get around' and 'hang around' describe movement or spending time in a particular place, while idioms like 'beat around the bush' and 'come around' describe indirect communication or changing attitudes over time.