surround

surround
surround early 15c., "to flood, overflow," from M.Fr. soronder "to overflow, abound, surpass, dominate," from L.L. superundare "overflow," from L. super "over" (see SUPER- (Cf. super-)) + undare "to flow in waves," from unda "wave" (see WATER (Cf. water); and Cf. ABOUND (Cf. abound)). Sense of "to shut in on all sides" first recorded 1610s, influenced by figurative meaning in French of "dominate," and by sound association with round. First record of surroundings in sense of "environment" is from 1861.

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  • surround — surround, *environ, encircle, circle, encompass, compass, hem, gird, girdle, ring can mean to close in or as if in a ring about something. Surround is a general term without specific connotations; it implies enclosure as if by a circle or a ring… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Surround — Sur*round , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surrounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surrounding}.] [OF. suronder to overflow, LL. superundare; fr. L. super over + undare to rise in waves, overflow, fr. unda wave. The English sense is due to the influence of E. round …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surround — index border (bound), circumscribe (surround by boundary), contain (enclose), delimit, detain (hold in custody) …   Law dictionary

  • surround — [sə round′] vt. [ME surrounden, altered (as if < sur ,SUR 1 + round) < surunden, to overflow < OFr suronder < LL superundare < L super (see SUPER ) + undare, to move in waves, rise < unda, a wave (see WATER)] 1. to cause to be… …   English World dictionary

  • Surround — Sur*round , n. A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc. [U.S.] Baird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surround — [v] enclose, encircle something beleaguer, beset, besiege, blockade, border, bound, box in, circle, circumscribe, circumvent, close around, close in, close in on, compass, confine, edge, enclave, encompass, envelop, environ, fence in, fringe,… …   New thesaurus

  • surround — ► VERB 1) be all round; encircle. 2) be associated with. ► NOUN 1) a border or edging. 2) (surrounds) surroundings. ORIGIN originally in the sense «overflow»: from Latin superundare, from undare to flow …   English terms dictionary

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  • Surround — El sonido Surround, sonido envolvente o sonido 3D, se refiere al uso de múltiples canales de audio para provocar efectos envolventes a la audiencia, ya sea proveniente de una película o de una banda sonora. Esta tecnología ha llegado hoy a… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Surround — Raumklang ist eine Bezeichnung für Klangaufführungen, die im und für den Raum erzeugt wurden. (engl.: ambience). Erste Raumklangstücke haben dafür mehrere Orchester oder Chöre im Raum an verschiedenen Stellen platziert (siehe Venezianische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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