Definition of surroundings in English:

surroundings

plural noun

  • The things and conditions around a person or thing.

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

surroundings

/səˈroundiNGz/