1. In the area or vicinity (synset 400071565)
    "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight"
  2. By a circular or circuitous route (synset 400072001)
    "He came all the way around the base"; "the road goes around the pond"
  3. Used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction (synset 400072729)
    "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"
  4. In a circle or circular motion (synset 400072141)
    "The wheels are spinning around"
  5. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct (synset 400007414)
    "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"
  6. In or to a reversed position or direction (synset 400072601)
    "about face"; "suddenly she turned around"
  7. To a particular destination either specified or understood (synset 400072443)
    "she came around to see me"; "I invited them around for supper"
  8. All around or on all sides (synset 400072240)
    "dirty clothes lying around (or about)"; "let's look about for help"; "There were trees growing all around"; "she looked around her"
  9. In circumference (synset 400071450)
    "the trunk is ten feet around"; "the pond is two miles around"
  10. From beginning to end;
    Throughout (synset 400071856)
    "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"

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