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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
around /ə'raund/
  • phó từ
    • xung quanh
    • vòng quanh
      • the tree measures two meters around: thân cây đo vòng quanh được hai mét
    • đó đây, chỗ này, chỗ nọ, khắp nơi
      • to travel around: đi du lịch đó đây
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) quanh quẩn, loanh quanh, ở gần
      • around here: quanh đây
      • to hang around: ở quanh gần đây
      • to get (come) around: gần lại, đến gần, sắp đến
  • giới từ
    • xung quanh, vòng quanh
      • to walk around the house: đi vòng quanh nhà
    • đó đây, khắp
      • to travel around the country: đi du lịch khắp xứ
    • khoảng chừng, gần
      • around a million: khoảng chừng một triệu
Concise Dictionary
+in the area or vicinity
+by a circular or circuitous route
+to or among many different places or in no particular direction
+in a circle or circular motion
+(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
+in or to a reversed position or direction
+to a particular destination either specified or understood
+all around or on all sides
+in circumference
+from beginning to end; throughout

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 about, approximately, nearly, almost, roughly; circa:
There were around a dozen of us in the place.
2 about, everywhere, in every direction, on all sides, all over, throughout:
By this time the savages were all around and we couldn't move.
3 round, about, for everyone or all, US also 'round:
I don't think we have enough food to go around.
4 round, about, all about, everywhere, here and there, hither and thither, hither and yon, far and wide:
The tinker travelled around selling his wares and repairing pots.
5 round, about, surrounding, encompassing, enveloping, encircling, on all sides of, in all directions from, enclosing:
The fields around the castle were cultivated by tenant farmers.
6 about, approximately, roughly; circa:
He was born around the turn of the century.
Advanced English Dictionary
adverb, preposition
+ adverb
Help Note: For the special uses of around in phrasal verbs, look at the entries for the verbs. For example come around to sth is in the phrasal verb section at come.
1 approximately: He arrived around five o'clock. + The cost would be somewhere around £1500.
2 on every side; surrounding sb/sth: I could hear laughter all around. + a yard with a fence all around
3 (especially AmE) (BrE usually round) moving in a circle: How do you make the wheels go around?
4 (especially AmE) (BrE usually round) measured in a circle: an old tree that was at least ten feet around
5 in or to many places: We were all running around trying to get ready in time. + This is our new office-Kay will show you around. + There were papers lying around all over the floor.
6 used to describe activities that have no real purpose: There were several young people sitting around looking bored.
7 present in a place; available: There was more money around in those days. + I knocked but there was no one around. + Digital television has been around for some time now.
8 active and well known in a sport, profession, etc: a new tennis champion who could be around for a long time + She's been around as a film director since the 1980s.
9 (especially AmE) (BrE usually round) in a circle or curve to face another way or the opposite way: She turned the car around and drove off. + They looked around when he called.
See also - ABOUT, ROUND
Idioms: have been around to have gained knowledge and experience of the world
+ preposition
(especially AmE) (BrE usually round)
1 surrounding sb/sth; on each side of sth: The house is built around a central courtyard. + He put his arms around her.
2 on, to or from the other side of sb/sth: Our house is just around the corner. + The bus came around the bend. + There must be a way around the problem.
3 in a circle: They walked around the lake.
4 to fit in with particular people, ideas, etc: I can't arrange everything around your timetable!
5 in or to many places in an area: They walked around the town looking for a place to eat.

around / round / about
Around and round can often be used with the same meaning in BrE, though around is more formal: The earth goes round/around the sun. + They live round/around the corner. + We travelled round /around India. + She turned round/around when I came in. In AmE only around can be used in these meanings.
Around, round and about can also sometimes be used with the same meaning in BrE: The kids were running around/round/about outside. + I've been waiting around/round/about to see her all day. In AmE only around can be used in these meanings. About or around can be used in both BrE and AmE to mean 'approximately':
We left around/about 8 o'clock.

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