surroundings

plural noun
sur·round·ings | \sə-ˈrau̇n-diŋz \

Definition of surroundings 

: the circumstances, conditions, or objects by which one is surrounded : environment

First Known Use of surroundings

1841, in the meaning defined above

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surroundings

noun

English Language Learners Definition of surroundings

: the places, conditions, or objects that are around you

surroundings

noun plural
sur·round·ings | \sə-ˈrau̇n-diŋz \

Kids Definition of surroundings

: the circumstances, conditions, or things around an individual : environment

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