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Wordnet 3.0


1. confined on all sides;
- Example: "a camp surrounded by enemies"
- Example: "the encircled pioneers"
[syn: surrounded, encircled]

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. [1913 Webster] 2. To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city. [1913 Webster] But could instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world. [Obs.] --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: To encompass; encircle; environ; invest; hem in; fence about. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

surrounded adj 1: confined on all sides; "a camp surrounded by enemies"; "the encircled pioneers" [syn: surrounded, encircled]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "surrounded": circumscribed, circumscript, compassed, defined, definite, delimited, demarcated, determinate, determined, encircled, enclosed, encompassed, enfolded, enveloped, environed, fixed, hedged about, lapped, set, specific, stated, wrapped, wreathed