On all sides: dirty clothes lying around. In close to all sides from all directions: a field bordered around with tall trees. In a circle or with a circular motion: spun around twice. In circumference or perimeter: a pond two miles around. In succession or rotation: passed the collection plate around; seasons that rolled around each year. In or toward the opposite direction or position: wheeled around to face the attacker. To or among various places; here and there: wander around. To a specific place: Come around again sometime. In or near one's current location: waited around for the next flight. From the beginning to the end: frigid weather the year around. Approximately; about: weighed around 30 pounds; around $1.3 billion in debt. On all sides of: trees around the field. In such a position as to encircle or surround: a sash around the waist. Here and there within; throughout: on the political stump around the country. In the immediate vicinity of; near: She lives around Norfolk. On or to the farther side of: the house around the corner. So as to pass, bypass, or avoid: a way around an obstacle; got around the difficulty somehow. Approximately at: woke up around seven. In such a way as to have a basis or center in: an economy focused around farming and light industry. Being in existence: Our old dog is no longer around. Being in evidence; present: asked if the store manager was around. been around Informal Had many and varied experiences; been experienced in the ways of the world: a young executive who has been around.