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Confining marine animals to tanks and separating them from their families and their natural surroundings, just so people can watch them swim in endless circles, teaches us far more about humans than it does about animals - and the lesson is not a flattering one.
Pamela Anderson

Meaning of "surroundings" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SURROUNDINGS

surroundings  [səˈraʊndɪŋz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SURROUNDINGS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Surroundings is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SURROUNDINGS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Surroundings

Surroundings are the area around a given physical or geographical point or place. The exact definition depends on the field. Surroundings can also be used in geography and mathematics, as well as philosophy, with the literal or metaphorically extended definition. In thermodynamics, the term is used in a more restricted sense, meaning everything outside the thermodynamic system. Often, the simplifying assumptions are that energy and matter may move freely within the surroundings, and that the surroundings have a uniform composition.

Definition of surroundings in the English dictionary

The definition of surroundings in the dictionary is the conditions, scenery, etc, around a person, place, or thing; environment.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SURROUNDINGS


attendings
əˈtendɪŋz
earnings
ˈɜːnɪŋz
feelings
ˈfiːlɪŋZ
findings
ˈfaɪndɪŋz
Kings
kɪŋz
pleadings
ˈpliːdɪŋz
proceedings
prəˈsiːdɪŋz
rankings
ˈræŋkɪŋz
ratings
ˈreɪtɪŋz
savings
ˈseɪvɪŋz
screedings
ˈskriːdɪŋz
soundings
ˈsaʊndɪŋz
Springs
sprɪŋz
strings
strɪŋz
things
θɪŋz
thirdings
ˈθɜːdɪŋz
tidings
ˈtaɪdɪŋz
weekendings
ˌwiːkˈendɪŋz
wings
ˈwɪŋz
Writings
ˈraɪtɪŋz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SURROUNDINGS

surrender value
surrenderee
surrenderer
surrenderor
surreptitious
surreptitiously
surreptitiousness
surrey
surrogacy
surrogate
surrogate mother
surrogate motherhood
surrogateship
surrogation
surrogatum
surround
surround sound
surrounding
surrounds
surroyal

WORDS THAT END LIKE SURROUNDINGS

affiliation proceedings
bankruptcy proceedings
bearings
cash holdings
committal proceedings
criminal proceedings
cross holdings
evenings
filings
fittings
furnishings
glad tidings
judicial proceedings
legal proceedings
off soundings
on soundings
queen of puddings
to take soundings
touring bindings
with all the trimmings

Synonyms and antonyms of surroundings in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SURROUNDINGS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «surroundings» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of surroundings

Translation of «surroundings» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SURROUNDINGS

Find out the translation of surroundings to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of surroundings from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «surroundings» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

环境
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alrededores
570 millions of speakers

English

surroundings
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

परिवेश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البِيئَةُ الـمُحِيطَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

окрестности
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

arredores
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চারপাশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

environs
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Persekitaran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Umgebung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

環境
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

환경
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lingkungan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khu vực xung quanh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுற்றியுள்ள
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आसपासच्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çevre
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dintorni
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

otoczenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

оточення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

împrejurime
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τα πέριξ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

omgewing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

omgivningar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

omgivelser
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of surroundings

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SURROUNDINGS»

The term «surroundings» is very widely used and occupies the 12.233 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SURROUNDINGS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about surroundings

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10 QUOTES WITH «SURROUNDINGS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word surroundings.
1
Dianna Agron
Sometimes I feel people can move past what they've grown up around and their surroundings while in a place and some people need closure after they've left and then coming back. I've seen it happen with people I knew growing up that hated each other, and then years later you go home and you see them walking down the street and they have babies.
2
James Allen
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
3
Sidney Altman
It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments.
4
Henri Frederic Amiel
The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings.
5
Pamela Anderson
Confining marine animals to tanks and separating them from their families and their natural surroundings, just so people can watch them swim in endless circles, teaches us far more about humans than it does about animals - and the lesson is not a flattering one.
6
Michelangelo Antonioni
Till now I have never shot a scene without taking account of what stands behind the actors because the relationship between people and their surroundings is of prime importance.
7
Martin Bashir
The children don't wear their masks at home and in controlled surroundings.
8
Swizz Beatz
You have to invest in yourself and your surroundings.
9
Daniel Berrigan
Well, I think I was always sort of reflecting where I was and my sense of surroundings and ecology, urban or country, or foreign, living in Europe, very affected by all of that.
10
Ross Bleckner
I like my surroundings to be pretty spare and severe. It helps me to concentrate on my work. All I ever do here is go from my studio to my bedroom. Everything else is extraneous. I never entertain, because to me, New York is about meeting people in public spaces, absorbing a little bit of their energy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SURROUNDINGS»

Discover the use of surroundings in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to surroundings and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Living with Bad Surroundings: War, History, and Everyday ...
DIVAn ethnographic examination of how northern Ugandans understand and attempt to control their moral universe and material circumstances in the midst of civil war./div ""Living with Bad Surroundings" is a lucid, compelling, in-depth, and ...
Sverker Finnström, 2008
2
Japanese Homes and Their Surroundings
In this book the author writes about the more than 4 years he spent visiting hundreds of Japanese homes and learning as much as possible about their construction, design, furnishings, and relative merits.
Edward S. Morse, 2012
3
So Human an Animal: How We Are Shaped by Surroundings and Events
The book sounds both an urgent warning, and offers important policy insights into how this trend toward dehumanization can be halted and finally reversed.
‎1973
4
Budapest & Surroundings Travel Adventures
Hotels and nightspots are just as numerous and the author guides us to the best of them all. This is the only guide illustrated with color maps and photographs throughout. Print edition is 586 pages.
Dante Mena, 2010
5
Palermo Sicily & Its Surroundings
This is a guide to all aspects of Palermo and its surroundings: where to stay and eat, what to see and do, how to get around.
Joanne Lane, 2009
6
Istanbul & Surroundings Travel Adventures
Visit the Hagia Sofia temple and the emperor's palace, built nearly 2,000 years ago. These are sights you will never forget.
Samantha Lafferty, 2011
7
Florence, Chianti, Siena & Surroundings
This guide focuses on Florence and the surrounding region, including San Gimignano, Chianti, Mugello, Upper Valdarno, Val d'Elsa, Fiesole, Pistoia, and Prato - all easily reached in day-trips.
Emma Jones, 2009
8
Justice and its surroundings
' And his totally original arguments prompt urges to respond, even as frustration is anticipated. Can any of the several conventional wisdoms survive the provacative criticism that this book offers?
Anthony De Jasay, 2002
9
Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies: The Age of Earth and Its ...
"The book is a well-written and well-organized source for information about geochronology.
G. Brent Dalrymple, 2004
10
Shanghai & Surroundings Travel Adventures
The author lives in China and has been a tour guide there full-time for close to 10 years. This guide is an excerpt from his much larger guide to all of China, also published by Hunter, which is 650 pages in the print edition.
Simon Foster, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SURROUNDINGS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term surroundings is used in the context of the following news items.
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Soft Surroundings opens in Shoppes at Brinton Lake
By 10 am last Friday morning,July 24, the line outside of the new Soft Surroundings store in the Shoppes at Brinton Lake in Glen Mills, wrapped around the ... «Delco News Network, Jul 15»
2
Poor Britons miss out on beautiful surroundings and should have …
Impoverished Britons are missing out on beautiful surroundings conducive to good health and wellbeing and should have a legal right to improve the look of ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
3
Wi-Fi Aware protocol stakes out your surroundings
Wi-Fi technology has helped bring a world of information to our fingertips via mobile devices, but a new certification program from the Wi-Fi Alliance aims to ... «Gizmag, Jul 15»
4
BCSO encourages citizens to be vigilant in surroundings
After the recent events in Charleston and Chattanooga, and the Boston Marathon bombings and similar occurrences, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is ... «WTOC, Jul 15»
5
Boys & Girls Club design enhances surroundings, and kids' lives
Children play on the basketball court in front of the ample windows in the gym of the impressive new Boys & Girls Club building on Fulton Street near Civic ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 15»
6
Emotions heighten as 'Hannibal' takes flight into new surroundings
LOS ANGELES Dressed in a tux and reciting Dante Alighieri's "Inferno" in perfect Italian, Hannibal Lecter is showing off his refined taste to its fullest amid ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
7
Soft Surroundings opens in Crocker Park (photos, video)
WESTLAKE, Ohio –- Soft Surroundings opened its first Ohio store Friday morning in Crocker Park, to rave reviews from its customers. The store with women's ... «cleveland.com, May 15»
8
Soft Surroundings Enhances Customer Experience with Premium …
READING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Soft Surroundings, a leading multi-channel retailer committed to providing stylish casual clothing with a comfort fit, the latest ... «Business Wire, Mar 15»
9
Soft Surroundings set to open in Crocker Park
WESTLAKE, Ohio -- Soft Surroundings, a catchall store of women's clothing, shoes, beauty products, jewelry, home décor and bedding, plans to open its first ... «cleveland.com, Mar 15»
10
Soft Surroundings to open at La Encantada
Soft Surroundings opened six locations in 2014. Two additional stores are planned for Arizona, most likely in the Phoenix area, and will tentatively be ... «Arizona Daily Star, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Surroundings [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/surroundings>. Jul 2020 ».
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