Definition of surroundings in English:


plural noun

  • The things and conditions around a person or thing:

    ‘I took up the time admiring my surroundings’
    • ‘It was in the park's elegant surroundings that the couple celebrated a year of going out together.’
    • ‘If people took pride in their surroundings they wouldn't drop litter in the first place.’
    • ‘Householders should avoid disturbing the surroundings when setting traps or baits.’
    • ‘As well as the beauty of the surroundings, there was another benefit to the site.’
    • ‘Here you can hone your skills in immaculate surroundings before stepping out onto the real thing.’
    • ‘Beaches and their surroundings are places where people jump in at the deep end.’
    • ‘Explorers really do seem to develop a stronger bond with their surroundings.’
    • ‘After a turbulent first few months, he finally feels comfortable in his new surroundings.’
    • ‘This helps them to become familiar with the people and the surroundings at the dental surgery.’
    • ‘As we left the picturesque surroundings of the bay, John gave us our briefing.’
    • ‘As the days grew shorter, we got a totally different view of the house and its surroundings.’
    • ‘They stood on the steps together in familiar surroundings underneath the railway arches.’
    • ‘She was well liked by her new neighbours and settled very well in her new surroundings.’
    • ‘Imagine my amazement and chagrin when I saw the statue and surroundings in such a state of neglect.’
    • ‘The surroundings were too lush and green to be a desert but the imagination did the rest.’
    • ‘As a result many York children continue to be taught in grim, damp, cramped surroundings.’
    • ‘Every single element of his surroundings when he had first heard the news was frozen in his memory.’
    • ‘The dreary concrete surroundings will be replaced by marble floors and terracotta walls.’
    • ‘Experience the scariest night of the year in the spooky surroundings of Lancaster Castle.’
    • ‘Whatever is done we will try to ensure that the site blends in with its surroundings.’
    environment, setting, milieu, background, backdrop, frame, element
    conditions, circumstances, situation, context
    vicinity, locality, habitat
    ambience, atmosphere
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