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SURROUNDINGS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does surroundings mean? 

SURROUNDINGS (noun)
  The noun SURROUNDINGS has 2 senses:

1. the environmental condition
2. the area in which something exists or lives

  Familiarity information: SURROUNDINGS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SURROUNDINGS (noun)


Sense 1surroundings [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The environmental condition

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

milieu; surroundings

Hypernyms ("surroundings" is a kind of...):

environment (the totality of surrounding conditions)


Sense 2surroundings [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The area in which something exists or lives

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

environs; surround; environment; surroundings

Context example:

the country--the flat agricultural surround

Hypernyms ("surroundings" is a kind of...):

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "surroundings"):

ambiance; ambience (the atmosphere of an environment)

medium (the surrounding environment)

scene; setting (the context and environment in which something is set)

element (the most favorable environment for a plant or animal)

habitat; home ground (the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs)

melting pot (an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated)

parts (the local environment)


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