What does the word surrounding mean?

Usage examples for surrounding

  1. By this compromise that was made, the surrounding heathen tribes in some cases were spared. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  2. There was no remote solitude of the surrounding woods with which he was not acquainted. – Masterman and Son by 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 by Marie Corelli