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around

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having being at the present time
  • she's generally regarded as one of the most talented singers around

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around

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Synonyms & Antonyms of around (Entry 2 of 3)

1 on all sides or in every direction
  • he looked around
  • butterflies were flying all around

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2 toward the opposite direction
  • she turned around and saw him

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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

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4 from beginning to end
  • a team that plays all year around

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5 close to but not exactly
  • there's around a hundred books still left to be packed in boxes

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6 in one place and another
  • while typewriters can still be seen around, they are no longer the common office fixtures they once were

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Synonyms of around (Entry 3 of 3)

1 close to
  • I wouldn't stand around those rocks—there could be snakes under them

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2 in random positions within the boundaries of
  • huge, strangely shaped rocks were scattered around the canyon floor

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The first known use of around was in the 14th century

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“Around.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/around. Accessed 10 Apr. 2020.

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