: to enclose on all sides :encircle<A fence surrounds the property.>
: to be closely related or connected to <… my actions will help to dispel this terrible myth of evil that seems to surround rats everywhere. — Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux>
Word Root of SURROUND
The Latin word unda, meaning “wave,” gives us the root und. Words from the Latin unda have something to do with waves. To undulate is to move up and down like a wave. To inundate is to cover with a flood of waves. To surround, or encircle on all sides, is to enclose as if by waves. To abound is to be plentiful, like waves in the ocean.