SURROUND: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for SURROUND?

Need another word that means the same as “surround”? Find 45 synonyms and 30 related words for “surround” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Surround” are: smother, border, environ, ring, skirt, beleaguer, besiege, circumvent, hem in, fence, fence in, palisade, wall, near, encircle, enclose, encompass, gird, girdle, go around, environment, environs, surroundings, edging, edge, perimeter, boundary, margin, skirting, fringe, neighbourhood, locality, locale, local area, area, district, region, quarter, sector, territory, domain, place, zone

Surround as a Noun

Definitions of "Surround" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “surround” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • The area in which something exists or lives.
  • A thing that forms a border or edging round an object.
  • The area encircling something; surroundings.

Synonyms of "Surround" as a noun (25 Words)

areaA part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve.
The area of a rectangle.
borderA district near the border between two areas.
The rug had a wide blue border.
boundaryA hit crossing the limits of the field, scoring four or six runs.
The river marks the boundary between the two regions.
districtA division of a county or region that elects its own councillors.
An elegant shopping district.
domainAn area of territory owned or controlled by a particular ruler or government.
The French domains of the Plantagenets.
edgeAn area next to a steep drop.
A flamenco singer brings a primitive edge to the music.
edgingThe attribute of urgency in tone of voice.
A chemise with lace edging.
environmentThe totality of surrounding conditions.
A good learning environment.
environsAn outer adjacent area of any place.
The picturesque environs of the loch.
fringeA secondary festival on the periphery of the Edinburgh Festival.
The lunatic fringe of American political life.
local areaPublic transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops.
localeThe scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting.
Her summers were spent in a variety of exotic locales.
localityAn area or neighbourhood.
It is a rugged locality.
marginA profit margin.
They won by a convincing 17 point margin.
neighbourhoodA district or community within a town or city.
He was reluctant to leave the neighbourhood of London.
perimeterThe boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary.
The perimeter of a rectangle.
placeA point located with respect to surface features of some region.
A place in my heart.
quarterA unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour.
A quarter of a pound.
regionThe approximate amount of something usually used prepositionally as in in the region of.
Saxony was divided into four large regions.
sectorThe minimum track length that can be assigned to store information unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes.
The public sector.
skirt(Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar.
Bits of beef skirt.
skirtingA remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar.
A length of skirting.
surroundingsThe environmental condition.
I took up the time admiring my surroundings.
territoryAn area defended by a team or player in a game or sport.
The way she felt now she was in unknown territory.
zoneA well-defined region extending round the earth between definite limits, especially between two parallels of latitude.
I was in the zone completing the first nine holes in one under par.

Usage Examples of "Surround" as a noun

  • The beautiful surrounds of Connemara.
  • The country–the flat agricultural surround.
  • An oak fireplace surround.

Surround as a Verb

Definitions of "Surround" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “surround” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • Surround so as to force to give up.
  • Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.
  • Be all round (someone or something.
  • Surround with a wall in order to fortify.
  • Be associated with.
  • (of troops, police, etc.) encircle (someone or something) so as to cut off communication or escape.
  • Envelop completely.

Synonyms of "Surround" as a verb (20 Words)

beleaguerAnnoy persistently.
Our leaders decided to beleaguer the city.
besiegeSurround so as to force to give up.
The king marched north to besiege Berwick.
borderProvide with a border or edge.
A pool bordered by palm trees.
circumventAvoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues.
It was always possible to circumvent the regulations.
encircleBind with something round or circular.
The town is encircled by fortified walls.
encloseEnclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering.
The entire estate was enclosed with walls.
encompassSurround and have or hold within.
An act designed to encompass the death of the king.
environSurround; enclose.
The stone circle was environed by an expanse of peat soil.
fenceEnclose or separate an area with a fence.
Our garden was not fully fenced.
fence inSurround with a wall in order to fortify.
girdPut a girdle on or around.
Gird your loins.
girdlePut a girdle on or around.
The chain of volcanoes which girdles the Pacific.
go aroundChange location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically.
hem inUtter `hem’ or `ahem.
nearCome near to approach.
They are drawing near.
palisadeEnclose or provide a building or place with a palisade.
He palisaded the ends of the streets and made the town a roughly fortified camp.
ringRing or echo with sound.
My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church.
skirtForm the edge of.
He did not go through the city but skirted it.
smotherEnvelop completely.
It s time for you to leave the house she ll smother you if you remain.
wallSurround with a wall in order to fortify.
One doorway has been walled up.

Usage Examples of "Surround" as a verb

  • The forest surrounds my property.
  • The hotel is surrounded by its own gardens.
  • He loves to surround himself with family and friends.
  • Troops surrounded the parliament building.
  • The killings were surrounded by controversy.

Associations of "Surround" (30 Words)

aroundAll around or on all sides.
Word got around that he was on the verge of retirement.
besiegeSurround and harass.
The Turks besieged Vienna.
bevyA group of roe deer, quails, or larks.
He was surrounded by a bevy of beauties in bathing attire.
circuitLaw a judicial division of a state or the United States so called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations one of the twelve groups of states in the United States that is covered by a particular circuit court of appeals.
They were circuiting about the state.
compassNavigational instrument for finding directions.
The event had political repercussions which are beyond the compass of this book.
confineRestrict or confine.
She was confined for nearly a month.
coverA covering that serves to conceal or shelter something.
He covered left field.
encaseEnclose in, or as if in, a case.
My feet were encased in mud.
encircleForm a circle around.
The town is encircled by fortified walls.
encloseEnclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering.
I enclose a copy of the job description.
enclosedClosed in or surrounded or included within.
A dark enclosed space.
encompassInclude comprehensively.
No studies encompass all sectors of medical care.
engrossConsume all of one’s attention or time.
They seemed to be engrossed in conversation.
engulfDevote (oneself) fully to.
The cafe was engulfed in flames.
envelopWrap up, cover, or surround completely.
Fog enveloped the house.
environExtend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.
The stone circle was environed by an expanse of peat soil.
immerseCause to be immersed.
She was still immersed in her thoughts.
orbitThe state of moving in an orbit.
Mercury orbits the Sun.
overwhelmHave a strong emotional effect on.
They were overwhelmed by farewell messages.
packagingA message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution.
All the ingredients and packaging are biodegradable.
perimeterAn instrument for measuring the extent and characteristics of a person’s field of vision.
The perimeter of a rectangle.
peristyleA space such as a court or porch that is surrounded or edged by a peristyle.
plunge(of a horse) rear violently.
The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text.
preoccupationThe mental state of being preoccupied by something.
Their main preoccupation was how to feed their families.
sealThe pelt or fur especially the underfur of a seal.
The warrant bore the sheriff s seal.
sheatheEnclose with a sheath.
I sheathed my dagger.
shroudCover as if with a shroud.
The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery.
surroundedConfined on all sides.
A camp surrounded by enemies.
surroundingsThe area in which something exists or lives.
I took up the time admiring my surroundings.
wrapCloak that is folded or wrapped around a person.
She wrapped her arms around the child.

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