around 英 [əˈraʊnd]   美 [əˈraʊnd]

around

around  英 [əˈraʊnd] 美 [əˈraʊnd]

adv. 大约;到处;在附近  prep. 四处;在…周围 

There are people around the world. 围绕地球,到处是人。
He arrived around five o'clock. 他大约是五点钟到的。

  • 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.
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  • adv. 大约;到处;在附近
  • prep. 四处;在…周围
  • 1. There are people around the world.

    围绕地球,到处是人。

  • 2. He arrived around five o'clock.

    他大约是五点钟到的。

  • 3. They walked around the lake.

    他们绕着湖边行走。

  • 4. The kids were running around.

    孩子们在周围跑来跑去。

  • 5. I could hear laughter all around.

    我可以听见周围的笑声。

  • 6. How do you make the wheels go around?

    你怎样使这些轮子转动起来?

  • 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.
around / əˈraʊnd ; NAmE əˈraʊnd / adverb , preposition adverb HELP  For the special uses of aroundin phrasal verbs, look at the entries for the verbs. For example come around to sthis in the phrasal verb section at come. *around 在短语动词中的特殊用法见有关动词词条。如 come around to sth 在词条 come 的短语动词部份。 1 approximately 大约 He arrived around five o'clock. 他大约是五点钟到的。 The cost would be somewhere around £1 500. 费用要在 1 500 英镑上下。 2 on every side; surrounding sb/sth 周围;四周 I could hear laughter all around. 我可以听见周围的笑声。 a yard with a fence all around 四周围着栅栏的院子 3 ( especially NAmE) ( BrE usually round ) moving in a circle 围绕;环绕 How do you make the wheels go around? 你怎样使这些轮子转动起来? 4 ( especially NAmE) ( BrE usually round ) measured in a circle 以圆周计算 an old tree that was at least ten feet around 合抱至少十英尺的古树 5 in or to many places 到处;向各处 We were all running around trying to get ready in time. 我们东奔西跑,望能按时准备就绪。 This is our new office—Kay will show you around. 这是我们的新办公室,凯会带你参观一下。 There were papers lying around all over the floor. 地板上四处散乱着文件。 6 used to describe activities that have no real purpose 闲散地;无目的地 There were several young people sitting around looking bored. 有几个年青人间坐着,一副无聊的样子。 7 present in a place; available 出现;现有;可用 There was more money around in those days. 那年头比现在富裕。 I knocked but there was no one around. 我敲了门,但是没有人应门。 Digital television has been around for some time now. 数字电视已经面市一段时间了。 8 active and well known in a sport, profession, etc. (体育运动、专业等中)走红的,活跃的 a new tennis champion who could be around for a long time 可能会走红很长时期的新网球冠军 She's been around as a film director since the 1980s. 自 20 世纪 80 年代以来她一直是活跃在影坛的著名导演。 9 ( especially NAmE) ( BrE usually round ) in a circle or curve to face another way or the opposite way 转弯;掉转;掉头 She turned the car around and drove off. 她把轿车掉头开走了。 They looked around when he called. 他呼喊时他们回头张望。 see also about , round IDIOM have been around to have gained knowledge and experience of the world 阅历世事;饱经世故 preposition ( especially NAmE) ( BrE usually round ) 1 surrounding sb/sth; on each side of sth 围绕;环绕 The house is built around a central courtyard. 这房子是围绕着中央的庭院而建的。 He put his arms around her. 他搂着她。 2 on, to or from the other side of sb/sth 在那边;到那边;从那边 Our house is just around the corner. 过了拐角就是我们的房子。 The bus came around the bend. 公共汽车从拐弯处驶来。 There must be a way around the problem. 肯定有解决这个问题的办法。 3 in a circle 绕着 They walked around the lake. 他们绕着湖边行走。 4 in or to many places in an area 到处;向各处 They walked around the town looking for a place to eat. 他们在城里到处寻找吃饭的地方。 5 to fit in with particular people, ideas, etc. 同…一致;适合;符合 I can't arrange everything around your timetable! 我不可能事事都按着你的时刻表安排! WHICH WORD? 词语辨析 around / round / about Aroundand roundcan often be used with the same meaning in BrE,though aroundis more formal. 在英式英语中,around 和 round 近义,不过 around 较正式: The earth goes round/around the sun. 地球绕着太阳转。 They live round/around the corner. 他们住在拐角附近。 We travelled round/around India. 我们在印度各地旅行。 She turned round/around when I came in. 我进来时她转过身来。 In NAmEonly aroundcan be used in these meanings. 在美式英语中,表示上述意思只能用 around。 Around, roundand aboutcan also sometimes be used with the same meaning in BrE. 在英式英语中,有时 around、round 和 about 的含义相同: The kids were running around/round/about outside. 孩子们在外面跑来跑去。 I’ve been waiting around/round/about to see her all day. 为了要见到她,我等了一整天。 In NAmEonly aroundcan be used in these meanings. 在美式英语中,表示上述意思只能用 around。 Aboutor aroundcan be used in both BrEand NAmEto mean ‘approximately’. 在英式英语和美式英语中,about 或 around 均可表示大约: We left around/about 8 o’clock. 我们在 8 点钟左右离开了。 around / əˈraʊnd ; NAmE əˈraʊnd /
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