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 ?
The place is filthy, the surroundings are repulsive, not to add degrading.
Nothing spurred his hurt memory to a recollection of past familiarity with his surroundings.
So he was glad to lie still and rest his body, whilst his mind was actively exercised in taking in all he could of his strange surroundings.
It was as if two pictures, the scene of my dream, and my actual surroundings, had been blended, one overlying the other, until the former, gradually fading, disappeared, and I was broad awake in the deserted cabin, entirely and tranquilly conscious of my situation.
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 calculated that with its aid I might both repay my landlady and assist yourself and get rid of my surroundings (where I can hardly sit down to table without the rascals making jokes about me).
He had been given one of the handsomest apartments in the most magnificent palace in the world, and you can not wonder that his good fortune astonished and awed him until he grew used to his surroundings.
In these unfamiliar surroundings he was puzzled and disconcerted, and could not get his bearings.
It was typical of the man that he should be wholly indifferent to his surroundings, although his looks entirely belied any assumption that he was of particularly heroic strain.
I was careful that all his surroundings, and the men with whom he came in contact, should conduce to one end--to ennoble his nature, to set lofty ideals before him, to give him a love of truth and a horror of lies, to make him simple and natural in manner, as in word and deed.
But first allow me to describe a little more fully my surroundings at the moment.
It was Toto that made Dorothy laugh, and saved her from growing as gray as her other surroundings.