around [{{t}}ə'raʊnd]
autour1(a) pas loin1(b) ici et là1(d) autour de2(a), 2(c)
1 adverb
(a) (in all directions) autour;
the fields all around les champs tout autour;
for five miles around sur ou dans un rayon de cinq miles
(b) (nearby) pas loin;
stay or stick around reste dans les parages;
he's around somewhere il n'est pas loin, il est dans le coin;
will you be around this afternoon? tu seras là cet après-midi?;
see you around! à un de ces jours!
(c) (in existence)
that firm has been around for years cette société existe depuis des années;
he's one of the most promising actors around at the moment c'est un des acteurs les plus prometteurs que l'on puisse voir en ce moment;
there wasn't much money around in those days les gens n'avaient pas beaucoup d'argent à l'époque;
he won't be around long! il ne fera pas de vieux os!
(d) (here and there) ici et là;
to travel around voyager;
to wander around faire un tour;
I don't know my way around yet je suis encore un peu perdu;
{{}}familiar{{}} he's been around (has travelled widely) il a pas mal roulé sa bosse; (is experienced) il n'est pas né d'hier
2 preposition
(a) (encircling) autour de;
seated around a table assis autour d'une table;
the people around us les gens qui nous entourent ou autour de nous;
the area around Berlin les alentours mpl ou les environs mpl de Berlin;
the tree measures two metres around the trunk l'arbre mesure deux mètres de circonférence;
{{}}figurative{{}} find a way (to get) around the problem trouvez un moyen de contourner le problème;
my keys are somewhere around here mes clés sont quelque part par ici
(b) (within)
they travelled around Europe ils ont voyagé à travers l'Europe;
we strolled around town nous nous sommes promenés en ville
(c) (approximately) autour de;
around midnight autour de ou vers minuit;
around five o'clock vers cinq heures;
around 1920 vers ou aux alentours de 1920;
he's around your age il a environ ou à peu près votre âge
✾ Book ✾ Film 'Around the World in 80 Days' Verne, Anderson 'Le Tour du monde en 80 jours'

Un panorama unique de l'anglais et du français. 2015.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Regardez d'autres dictionnaires:

  • around — around, round 1. In general, BrE prefers round and AmE prefers around, both as an adverb and as a preposition, except in certain more or less fixed expressions or restricted collocations. In BrE it is usual to say all the year round, Winter comes …   Modern English usage

  • around — [ə round′] adv. [ME < a , on + ROUND1: all senses derive from those of “circling, within a circle”] 1. round; esp., a) in a circle; along a circular course or circumference b) in or through a course or circuit, as from one place to another c)… …   English World dictionary

  • Around — A*round , prep. 1. On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about. [1913 Webster] A lambent flame arose, which gently spread Around his brows. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. From one part to another of; at random… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Around — Album par AAA Sortie 19 septembre 2007 Durée 50:05 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Around — A*round , adv. [Pref. a + round.] 1. In a circle; circularly; on every side; round. [1913 Webster] 2. In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town. [1913 Webster] 3. Near; in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • around — (adv.) c.1300, in circumference, from phrase on round. Rare before 1600. In sense of here and there with no fixed direction it is 1776, American English (properly about). Of time, from 1888. To have been around gained worldly experience is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • around — [adv1] situated on sides, circumference, or in general area about, all over, any which way, encompassing, everywhere, in the vicinity, in this area, neighboring, over, throughout; concept 581 around [adv2] close to a place about, almost,… …   New thesaurus

  • around — ► ADVERB 1) located or situated on every side. 2) so as to face in the opposite direction. 3) in or to many places throughout a locality. 4) here and there. 5) available or present. 6) approximately. ► PREPOSITION …   English terms dictionary

  • around — [[t]əra͟ʊnd[/t]] ♦ (Around is an adverb and a preposition. In British English, the word round is often used instead. Around is often used with verbs of movement, such as walk and drive , and also in phrasal verbs such as get around and hand… …   English dictionary

  • around — a|round W1S1 [əˈraund] adv, prep 1.) surrounding or on all sides of something or someone British Equivalent: round ▪ The whole family was sitting around the dinner table. ▪ The Romans built a defensive wall around the city. ▪ She wore a beautiful …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • around — a|round [ ə raund ] function word *** Around can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): We walked around the old town. as an adverb (without a following noun): She turned around and smiled at me. (after the verb to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”