around

around
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
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