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  • (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he''s about 30 years old"; "I''ve had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundre
  • in circumference; "the trunk is ten feet around"; "the pond is two miles around"
  • in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight"
  • from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"
  • by a circular or circuitous route; "He came all the way around the base"; "the road goes around the pond"
  • in a circle or circular motion; "The wheels are spinning around"
  • all around or on all sides; "dirty clothes lying around (or about)"; "let''s look about for help"; "There were trees growing all around"; "she looked around her"
  • to a particular destination either specified or understood; "she came around to see me"; "I invited them around for supper"
  • in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face"; "brought the ship about"; "suddenly she turned around"
  • to or among many different places or in no particular direction; "wandering about with no place to go"; "people were rushing about"; "news gets around (or about)"; "traveled around in Asia"; "he needs advice from someone who''s been around"; "she sleeps a

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Around'


  • Around: Around may refer to: Circa, Latin for "around" Around, a Palestinian film (2006) "Around" (song), a song by Julia van Bergen Around (album), an album
  • What Goes Around Comes Around: around comes around", see the Wiktionary entry what goes around comes around. For the song by Justin Timberlake, see What Goes Around... Comes Around
  • Around the World: Around the World may refer to: Circumnavigation, to navigate a circumference, as around the Earth Around the World (musical), a musical by Cole Porter
  • Spinning Around: the song by Kylie Minogue. For the song by Jump5, see Spinnin' Around. "Spinning Around" is a song recorded by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her
  • Design around: In the field of patents, the phrase "to design around" means to invent an alternative to a patented invention that does not infringe the patent’s claims
  • Around and Around: see Round and Round (disambiguation) and Round and Around (disambiguation). "Around and Around" is a 1958 rock song written and first recorded by Chuck
  • Second Time Around: Time Around or The Second Time Around may refer to: The Second Time Around (film), a 1961 Western comedy starring Debbie Reynolds Second Time Around (film)
  • Run around: Run around or runaround may refer to: "Runaround" (story), a short story by Isaac Asimov Runaround (game show), an American children's television show
  • What Goes Around... Comes Around: phrase "what goes around comes around", see the Wiktionary entry what goes around comes around. "What Goes Around... Comes Around" is a song recorded

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* A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. - H.L. Mencken

* You cannot go around and keep score. If you keep score on the good things and the bad things, you'll find out that you're a very miserable person. God gave man the ability to forget, which is one of the greatest attributes you have. Because if you remember everything that's happened to you, you generally remember that which is the most unfortunate. - Hubert Humphrey

* Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for good. - Lyndon B. Johnson


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