around 英 [əˈraʊnd] 美 [əˈraʊnd]
adv. 大约；到处；在附近 prep. 四处；在…周围
- Use the adverb around to describe something that's on every side of you. When you're on a boat far out at sea, with no land in sight, there's water all around you.
- adv. 大约；到处；在附近
- prep. 四处；在…周围
1. There are people around the world.
2. He arrived around five o'clock.
3. They walked around the lake.
4. The kids were running around.
5. I could hear laughter all around.
6. How do you make the wheels go around?
- around (adv.) c. 1300, "in circumference, in a circle, on every side," from phrase on round; see a- (1) + round (adj.). Rare before 1600. In sense of "here and there with no fixed direction" it is attested from 1776 in American English (British English prefers about). As a preposition, "on or along a circuit," late 14c.; "on all sides, encircling, about" 1660s; of time, from 1888. To have been around "gained worldly experience" is from 1927, U.S. colloquial; to get around to it is from 1864.