Part of speech: adverb

So as to encompass; in various directions; in the opposite direction; about.

Part of speech: adverb

From place to place; here and there.

Part of speech: preposition

On all or various sides of; about.

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Usage examples "around":

  1. Rachel looked around at the sound. - "Harvest", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  2. He looked around the room, and back into her face. - "Berenice", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  3. How would it look for a fireman to be around blackin' boots? - "An Amateur Fireman", James Otis.