Pronunciation: (su-round'),[key] —v.t. 1. to enclose on all sides; encompass: She was surrounded by reporters. 2. to form an enclosure round; encircle: A stone wall surrounds the estate. 3. to enclose (a body of troops, a fort or town, etc.) so as to cut off communication or retreat.
—n. 1. something that surrounds, as the area, border, etc., around an object or central space: a tile surround for the shower stall. 2. environment or setting: The designer created a Persian surround for the new restaurant. 3. Hunting. a. a means of hunting in which wild animals are encircled and chased into a special spot that makes their escape impossible.
b. the act of hunting by this means.
c. the location encircled by hunters using this means.