English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'around'

(preposition) 
Definition
approximately in
The journey was around eighty miles.
Synonyms
, , ,
close to
, ,
just about
,
in the region of
,
circa (of a date)
,
in the vicinity of
,
not far off
,
in the neighbourhood of
,
nigh (archaic, dialect)
(preposition) 
Definition
situated at various points in
a prosperous suburb built around a new mosque
Synonyms
, ,
enclosing
,
encompassing
,
framing
,
encircling
,
on all sides of
,
on every side of
,
environing
(preposition) 
Definition
from place to place in
I've been walking around Moscow and the town is terribly quiet.
Synonyms
,
all over
,
everywhere in
(adverb) 
I turned around and wrote the title on the board.
Synonyms
in the opposite direction
,
the other way
(adverb) 
Definition
in no particular place or direction
What are you doing following me around?
Synonyms
everywhere
I looked everywhere but I couldn't find him.
,
about
The house isn't big enough with three children running about.
, ,
all over
,
here and there
,
on all sides
,
in all directions
,
to and fro
(adverb) 
It's important to have lots of people around.
Synonyms
near
As we drew near, I could see that the door was open.
, ,
nearby
He might easily have been seen by someone who lived nearby.
, ,
at hand
Retirement was at hand.
,
close by
,
close at hand

related words

related prefix circum-

Usage note

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.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of at hand
Definition
very close
Retirement was at hand.
Synonyms
approaching,
just round the corner
in the sense of nearby
Definition
close at hand
He might easily have been seen by someone who lived nearby.
Synonyms
close at hand,
within reach,
not far away,
at close quarters,
just round the corner,
proximate,
within sniffing distance (informal)

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