surroundings


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sur·round·ings

 (sə-roun′dĭngz)
pl.n.
The external objects, conditions, and circumstances that affect existence and development; the environment.

surroundings

(səˈraʊndɪŋz)
pl n
the conditions, scenery, etc, around a person, place, or thing; environment. Also (less common): surrounds
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.surroundings - the environmental conditionsurroundings - the environmental condition    
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
2.surroundings - the area in which something exists or livessurroundings - the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
ambiance, ambience - the atmosphere of an environment
medium - the surrounding environment; "fish require an aqueous medium"
setting, scene - the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"
element - the most favorable environment for a plant or animal; "water is the element of fishes"
habitat, home ground - the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs; "a marine habitat"; "he felt safe on his home grounds"
melting pot - an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated
parts - the local environment; "he hasn't been seen around these parts in years"

surroundings

noun
1. A surrounding area:
2. The totality of surrounding conditions and circumstances affecting growth or development:
Translations
البِيئَةُ الـمُحِيطَةالبيئَهالمُحيط، المَنْطِقَه المُحيطَه
okolíprostředí
omgivelser
ympäristö
okolina
umhverfiumhverfi, næsta nágrenni
環境
환경
okolica
omgivningar
สภาพแวดล้อม
khu vực xung quanh

surroundings

[səˈraʊndɪŋz] NPL [of town, city] → alrededores mpl, cercanías fpl; (= environment) → ambiente msing; (= setting) → entorno msing
he'll soon get used to his new surroundingspronto se acostumbrará al nuevo ambiente or entorno que le rodea
a hotel set in peaceful surroundingsun hotel situado en un apacible entorno
he looked around at his surroundingsmiró a su alrededor, miró en torno suyo

surroundings

[səˈraʊndɪŋz] nplcadre m
a hotel in beautiful surroundings → un hôtel situé dans un beau cadre

surroundings

plUmgebung f; the surroundings of Glasgowdie Umgebung von Glasgow

surroundings

[səˈraʊndɪŋz] npl (of place) → dintorni mpl; (environment) → ambiente msg
in beautiful surroundings (house, hotel) → in una bella posizione

surround

(səˈraund) verb
1. to be, or come, all round. Britain is surrounded by sea; Enemy troops surrounded the town; Mystery surrounds his death.
2. to enclose. He surrounded the castle with a high wall.
surˈrounding adjective
lying or being all round. the city and its surrounding suburbs.
surˈroundings noun plural
1. the area etc that is round a place. a pleasant hotel in delightful surroundings.
2. the conditions etc in which a person, animal etc lives. He was happy to be at home again in his usual surroundings.

surroundings

البِيئَةُ الـمُحِيطَة okolí omgivelser Umgebung τα πέριξ alrededores ympäristö environs okolina dintorni 環境 환경 omgeving omgivelser otoczenie arredores окрестности omgivningar สภาพแวดล้อม çevre khu vực xung quanh 环境
References in classic literature ?
Such were the new surroundings in which Elzbieta was placed, and such was the work she was compelled to do.
Only these: I want the well and the surroundings for the space of half a mile, entirely to myself from sunset to-day until I remove the ban -- and nobody allowed to cross the ground but by my authority.
Under the inspiration of her soaring complacency the departed graces of her earlier days returned to her, and her bearing took to itself a dignity and state that might have passed for queenly if her surroundings had been a little more in keeping with it.
The boy's soul was steeped in melancholy; his feelings were in happy accord with his surroundings.
She and Emma Jane were room-mates, and had put their modest possessions together to make their surroundings pretty and homelike.
But first allow me to describe a little more fully my surroundings at the moment.
Old brocades, green bronzes, lacquer-work, carved ivories, exquisite surroundings, luxury, pomp--there is much to be got from all these.
It may be that the exceptional surroundings in which we found ourselves, in the midst of an incredible silence, impressed us to an unusual extent.
I hastily surveyed my surroundings, and saw that I was safe from all pursuit from the town.
The undeveloped state of the class struggle, as well as their own surroundings, causes Socialists of this kind to consider themselves far superior to all class antagonisms.
But it is so rare to find in the very centre of a provincial town a private dwelling without unpleasant surroundings, handsome in outward structure and convenient within, that Alencon shared the envy of the lovers.
Again was I suddenly recalled to my immediate surroundings by a repetition of the weird moan from the depths of the cave.