Synonyms of 'around'
approximately inThe journey was around eighty miles.
situated at various points ina prosperous suburb built around a new mosque
from place to place inI've been walking around Moscow and the town is terribly quiet.
I turned around and wrote the title on the board.
in the opposite direction,
the other way
in no particular place or directionWhat are you doing following me around?
related prefix circum-
In American English, around is used more often than round as an adverb and preposition, except in a few fixed phrases such as all year round. In British English, round is more commonly used as an adverb than around.
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in the sense of at hand
very closeRetirement was at hand.
in the sense of nearby
close at handHe might easily have been seen by someone who lived nearby.
close at hand,
not far away,
at close quarters,
just round the corner,
within sniffing distance (informal)
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