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around

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of around

  1. having being at the present time <she's generally regarded as one of the most talented singers around> Synonyms alive, extant, existent, existing, livingRelated Words active, busy, flourishing, functioning, operating, workingNear Antonyms defunct, destroyed, exterminated, kaput (also kaputt); departed, gone, lost; nonexistent; idle, inactive, inertAntonyms dead, extinct, nonextant




around

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of around

  1. 1 on all sides or in every direction <he looked around> <butterflies were flying all around> Synonyms about, round Related Words all over, everyplace, everywhere; abroad, afloat, hereabouts (or hereabout)

  2. 2 toward the opposite direction <she turned around and saw him> Synonyms about, back, backward (or backwards), round Related Words behind, down, downward (or downwards), rearward (also rearwards); obversely, reversely; across, athwart, counter, counterclockwise, widdershins (also withershins) Near Antonyms clockwise, deasil

  3. 3 at, within, or to a short distance or time <our dog usually stays around our yard> <he'll be getting in around 6:00> Synonyms near, by, close, hard, in, nearby, nighRelated Words hereabouts (or hereabout), hereaway (or hereaways) [dialect], thereabouts (also thereabout); along, alongside; accessibly, conveniently, handily

  4. 4 from beginning to end <a team that plays all year around> Synonyms through, over, round, throughout

  5. 5 close to but not exactly <there's around a hundred books still left to be packed in boxes> Synonyms about, approximately, like, more or less, much, near, plus or minus, roughly, say, someRelated Words generally, kind of, loosely; nearly, nominally, practically, virtually, well-nighNear Antonyms due, even, just, sharp, smack-dab, squarelyAntonyms exactly, precisely

  6. 6 in one place and another <while typewriters can still be seen around, they are no longer the common office fixtures they once were> Synonyms about, here and there, passimRelated Words all over, everyplace, everywhere, far and wide, high and low, right and left, throughout, ubiquitouslyNear Antonyms nowhere




around

preposition

Synonyms and Antonyms of around

  1. 1 close to <I wouldn't stand around those rocks—there could be snakes under them> Synonyms about, by, near, next to, nigh Related Words alongside, beside; across, along, at; circa; toward (or towards) Phrases next door to

  2. 2 in random positions within the boundaries of <huge, strangely shaped rocks were scattered around the canyon floor> Synonyms about, across, over, round, through, throughout Related Words on




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