Synonyms of 'around'
1 approximatelyDictionary, about, nearly
My salary was around £19,000.
2 surroundingDictionary, about, enclosing
a prosperous suburb built around a new mosque
in the opposite direction
the other way
2 everywhereDictionary, about, throughout
What are you doing following me around?
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.
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The house isn't big enough with three children running about.
You use everywhere to emphasize that you are talking about a large number of places, or all possible places.
I looked everywhere but I couldn't find him.
the world over
in each place
in every nook and cranny
far and wide or near
to or in every place
Thesaurus for around from the Collins English Thesaurus
To be positioned around a place or object means to surround it or be on all sides of it. To move around a place means to go along its edge , back to your starting point.