|Origin:||suronder 'to overflow, flood', from Late Latin superundare, from Latin unda 'wave'|
sur‧round1 W2 [transitive]
1 [usually passive]
to be all around someone or something on every side
be surrounded by something
The field was surrounded by trees.
He glared at the people who surrounded the tent.
to have a lot of a particular type of people or things near you:
He's always been surrounded by people who adore him.
if police or soldiers surround a place, they arrange themselves in positions all the way around it:
Armed police surrounded a house in the High Street.
to be closely related to a situation or event:
Some of the issues surrounding alcohol abuse are very complex.
Silence and secrecy surround the murder.
to choose to have certain people or things near you all the time:
The designer surrounded himself with exquisite objects.