Adjective "surrounded" definition and examples

(Surrounded may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Be all round (someone or something)
  1. figurative 'he loves to surround himself with family and friends'
  2. 'They were instantly surrounded by a glowing white aura.'
  3. 'Restaurants, bars and hotels could surround the water.'
  4. 'The barren grounds that surrounded the old house gave it an imperial look.'
  5. 'The historic Victorian buildings are surrounded by trees, flowerbeds and lawns.'
  6. 'The town is almost entirely surrounded by a ring of fire.'
  7. 'All the main buildings are well spaced out and immediately surrounded by mature landscaped gardens.'
  8. 'Would you be negative about the area if you were surrounded by countryside like this?'
  9. 'They were now surrounded on all sides by a ring of excited, curious faces.'
  10. 'The grounds which surround the development will be landscaped to include a barbecue, children's playground, a fountain and green spaces.'
  11. 'I'm now living on an island surrounded by a moat.'
  12. 'The premises were surrounded by armed police and firefighters put on standby to release the three employees.'
  13. 'When they do take place they are surrounded by riot police and attacked by security police.'
  14. 'Workers besiege police barracks and surround the paratroopers attacking the soldiers, arguing with them.'
  15. 'The barn on the property was surrounded by police officers drawing their weapons.'
  16. 'Several militants who escaped the storming of school were in a nearby house surrounded by troops.'
  17. 'The car was quickly surrounded by police and the captain approached the driver to handle the tense situation.'
  18. 'Anyone who tries to steal it will be captured inside - and instantly surrounded by police'
  19. 'Armed police officers surrounded it in the early hours, calling on him to come out and give himself up, but he refused.'
  20. 'Indeed, as the two key players left, they were immediately surrounded by the bodyguards.'
  21. 'The kidnappers were soon surrounded by police in some place just south of Beijing.'
  22. 'the killings were surrounded by controversy'
  23. 'There is no mention, for example, of the massive controversy surrounding the buildings.'
  24. 'Confusion today surrounded what is to become of two green spaces where children play on Canvey.'
  25. 'The field of nanotechnology has over the last decade or so been surrounded by considerable hype.'
  26. 'The usual hype surrounding television coverage has added gloss to such functions.'
  27. 'That fact has led to one of the few controversies surrounding this remarkably successful system.'
  28. 'Given the hype that surrounded the 200m freestyle, that was a tough undertaking.'
  29. 'In particular, there are grounds for serious concern surrounding the technique of nucleus substitution.'
  30. 'Money was not the only element adding to the controversy surrounding Chang.'


A thing that forms a border or edging around an object.
  1. 'Fire damage was confined to the door's wooden surround and floor boards.'
  2. 'The room is dominated by a fitted gas fire with an ornate timber surround and original tiled inset.'
  3. 'Features include an open fireplace with tiled surround and an original picture rail.'
  4. 'Although manufactured masonry costs about the same as the natural product, far less of it is used when constructing a fireplace surround.'
  5. 'Where the original stove would have been, she has created an inglenook fireplace with an oak surround and alcove storage.'
  6. 'An open fireplace with an ornate cast-iron surround and slate hearth takes centre stage.'
  7. 'Off this, there are two reception rooms, each with marble fireplaces with wooden surrounds.'
  8. 'Behind it the dining room overlooks the rear garden and features a tiled fireplace with wooden surround.'
  9. 'Decorated in deep green, it features a large cast-iron fireplace with tiled inset and carved mahogany surround.'
  10. 'The room has a picture rail and the original fireplace with a mahogany surround.'
  11. 'the beautiful surrounds of Connemara'
  12. 'As a result we have been able, over the years, to create a pristine reserve area of the beautiful estuary and surrounds, with which we have been blessed.'
  13. 'The fact that the musical society continues to flourish and entertain in a small town with rural surrounds as it approaches a quarter of a century is a wonderful tribute to members past and present.'
  14. 'You might need to take out a second mortgage to buy a drink here, but you will find yourself in beautiful surrounds.'
  15. 'It's a gentle comedy set in the beautiful surrounds of the Scottish highlands.'
  16. 'I went this morning there, and life is normal in the city and the surrounds of the city.'
  17. 'In the fast-moving confines of a rail carriage it is easy to pass through these areas without noticing the surrounds.'
  18. 'There was no time to see nearby Neolithic cave paintings, but we did scale its medieval tower for a spectacular view of the village and its surrounds.'
  19. 'There are also suggestions to provide a town park in the surrounds of Killarney House and this would certainly be a lovely amenity.'
  20. 'A tremendous amount of effort is being made to equate the Lake District and surrounds with the revival of regional foods.'
  21. 'The reception was held in the beautiful surrounds of the Masters Quarters and the announcements were made by Minister O'Donoghue.'

More definitions

1. to enclose on all sides; encompass: She was surrounded by reporters.

2. to form an enclosure round; encircle: A stone wall surrounds the estate.

3. to enclose (a body of troops, a fort or town, etc.) so as to cut off communication or retreat. noun

4. something that surrounds, as the area, border, etc., around an object or central space: a tile surround for the shower stall.

5. environment or setting: The designer created a Persian surround for the new

More examples(as adjective)

"countries can be surrounded by enemies."

"areas can be surrounded by territories."

"yourselfs can be surrounded by teachers."

"yourselfs can be surrounded by pupils."

"yourselfs can be surrounded by mountains."

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(surround)Late Middle English (in the sense ‘overflow’): from Old French souronder, from late Latin superundare, from super- ‘over’ + undare ‘to flow’ (from unda ‘a wave’); later associated with round. Current senses of the noun date from the late 19th century.