Part of speech: noun

That which environs; the act of one who surrounds.

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Usage examples "surrounding":

  1. By this compromise that was made, the surrounding heathen tribes in some cases were spared. - "Love's Final Victory", Horatio.
  2. There was no remote solitude of the surrounding woods with which he was not acquainted. - "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.
  3. And presently the woman who had till now remained hidden among the shadows of the surrounding trees, came swiftly forward. - "The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance", Marie Corelli.