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Around Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    around adv
  1. in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight" [syn: about]
  2. by a circular or circuitous route; "He came all the way around the base"; "the road goes around the pond"
  3. 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 around" [syn: about]
  4. in a circle or circular motion; "The wheels are spinning around"
  5. (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 hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party" [syn: approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, or so]
  6. in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face"; "brought the ship about"; "suddenly she turned around" [syn: about]
  7. to a particular destination either specified or understood; "she came around to see me"; "I invited them around for supper"
  8. 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" [syn: about]
  9. in circumference; "the trunk is ten feet around"; "the pond is two miles around"
  10. from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around" [syn: round]
Around Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Around \A*round"\, adv. [Pref. a- + round.]
  1. In a circle; circularly; on every side; round.
  2. In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town.
  3. Near; in the neighborhood; as, this man was standing around when the fight took place. [Colloq. U. S.] Note: See Round, the shorter form, adv. & prep., which, in
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  • Go-around: A go-around is an aborted landing of an aircraft that is on final approach . Origin of the term: The term arises from the traditional use of ...
  • Rock Around the Clock: "Rock Around the Clock" is a 12-bar-blues-based song written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter under the pseudonym "Jimmy ...
  • Around and Around: "Around and Around" is a 1958 rock song written by Chuck Berry . Cover versions The Rolling Stones : The Rolling Stones covered the song on ...

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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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