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[adv] (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party"
[adv] in circumference; "the trunk is ten feet around"; "the pond is two miles around"
[adv] in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight"
[adv] from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"
[adv] by a circular or circuitous route; "He came all the way around the base"; "the road goes around the pond"
[adv] in a circle or circular motion; "The wheels are spinning around"
[adv] all around or on all sides; "dirty clothes lying around (or about)"; "let's look about for help"; "There were trees growing all around"; "she looked around her"
[adv] to a particular destination either specified or understood; "she came around to see me"; "I invited them around for supper"
[adv] in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face"; "brought the ship about"; "suddenly she turned around"
[adv] to or among many different places or in no particular direction; "wandering about with no place to go"; "people were rushing about"; "news gets around (or about)"; "traveled around in Asia"; "he needs advice from someone who's been around"; "she sleeps around"


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Misc. Definitions

\A*round"\, adv. [Pref. a- + round.]
1. In a circle; circularly; on every side; round.
2. In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town.
3. Near; in the neighborhood; as, this man was standing around when the fight took place. [Colloq. U. S.] Note: See {Round}, the shorter form, adv. & prep., which, in some of the meanings, is more commonly used.
\A*round"\, prep.
1. On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about. A lambent flame arose, which gently spread Around his brows. --Dryden.
2. From one part to another of; at random through; about; on another side of; as, to travel around the country; a house standing around the corner. [Colloq. U. S.]

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