• encircling; nearby
• surrounding; approximately
• around can be an adverb or preposition, and is often used instead of round as the second part of a phrasal verb. examples of these uses of around are explained at round.
• if someone or something is around, they are present or available.
• around also means approximately.
• in the vicinity, in the neighborhood, nearby, not far from this place
• approximately at midnight, near midnight, around 12 o'clock at night
around the corner
• nearby, very close, at hand; imminent, about to happen
• blessed with many talents; multi-sided; general, universal, all-inclusive, total; from every direction
being pushed around
• being bullied, being intimidated, being exploited, being picked on
• lounge about, do nothing, loaf, laze around, idle, be lazy, pass the time lazily
• recover from illness, recuperate
• (slang) fool around with, mess around with
• dig a hole or a tunnel around
• engage in casual sexual activity; dally, idle, dawdle, tarry, loiter
• bypass, circumvent, avoid; travel from place to place; obtain favor through flattery; become public knowledge
• move about, circulate; be enough for everyone, satisfy all
hang around• linger, ...