Definition of surround noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səˈraʊnd//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈraʊnd//
Architectural features
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a border or an area around the edge of something, especially one that is decorated a fireplace with a tiled surround See related entries: Architectural features Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘overflow’): from Old French souronder, from late Latin superundare, from super- ‘over’ + undare ‘to flow’ (from unda ‘a wave’); later associated with round. The current noun sense dates from the late 19th cent.
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