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Arround vs. Around: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Aimie Carlson || By Janet White || Updated on March 9, 2024
"Arround" is an incorrect spelling. The correct form is "around," which refers to being in a circular, encompassing manner or place.

Which is correct: Arround or Around

How to spell Around?

Arround is Incorrect

Around is Correct


Key Differences

Visualize going "around" a globe to reinforce one "r."
The word "around" has 6 letters, just as "circle."
Link "around" with "ground" – both have just one "r."
Think of a circle, which is "round," not "rround."
Recall "a round" circle to remember it's just one "r."

Correct usage of Around

We gathered arround the campfire to tell stories.
We gathered around the campfire to tell stories.
He walked arround the park for hours.
He walked around the park for hours.
She looked arround but couldn't find her keys.
She looked around but couldn't find her keys.
The rumors spread arround the school quickly.
The rumors spread around the school quickly.
The Earth orbits arround the Sun.
The Earth orbits around the Sun.

Around Definitions

It signifies presence or availability.
Is Jane around?
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 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.
Having a given circumference or perimeter
A pond two miles around.
Being in existence
Our old dog is no longer around.
Being in evidence; present
Asked if the store manager was around.
Forming a circle or closed curve containing (something).
She wore a gold chain around her neck.
I planted a row of lilies around the statue.
The jackals began to gather around the carcass.
(of abstract things) Centred upon; surrounding.
There has been a lot of controversy around the handling of personal information.
Following the perimeter of a specified area and returning to the starting point.
We walked around the football field.
She went around the track fifty times.
Following a path which curves near an object, with the object on the inside of the curve.
The road took a brief detour around the large rock formation, then went straight on.
Near; in the vicinity of.
I left my keys somewhere around here.
I left the house around 10 this morning.
I don't want you around me.
At or to various places within.
The pages from the notebook were scattered around the room.
Those teenagers like to hang around the mall.
She went around the office and got everyone to sign the card.
Present in the vicinity.
Is Clare around today?
Alive; existing.
The record store on Main Street? Yes, it's still around.
"How is old Bob? I heard that his health is failing."
"Oh, he's still around. He's feeling better now."
So as to form a circle or trace a circular path, or approximation thereof.
High above, vultures circled around.
So as to surround or be near.
Everybody please gather around.
There isn't another house for miles around.
Nearly; approximately; about.
Around a thousand people attended.
An adult elephant weighs around five tons.
From place to place.
There are rumors going around that the company is bankrupt.
Look around and see what you find.
We moved the furniture around in the living room.
From one state or condition to an opposite or very different one; with a metaphorical change in direction; bringing about awareness or agreement.
The team wasn't doing well, but the new coach really turned things around.
He used to stay up late but his new girlfriend changed that around.
So as to partially or completely rotate; so as to face in the opposite direction.
Turn around at the end of this street.
She spun around a few times.
Used with verbs to indicate repeated or continuous action, or in numerous locations or with numerous people.
I asked around, and no-one really liked it.
Shopping around can get you a better deal.
When are you going to stop whoring around, find a nice girl, and give us grandchildren?
Used with certain verbs to suggest unproductive activity.
Sit around, mess around, loaf around
In a circle; circularly; on every side; round.
In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town.
Near; in the neighborhood; as, this man was standing around when the fight took place.
On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about.
A lambent flame arose, which gently spreadAround his brows.
From one part to another of; at random through; about; on another side of; as, to travel around the country; a house standing around the corner.
In the area or vicinity;
A few spectators standing about
Hanging around
Waited around for the next flight
By a circular or circuitous route;
He came all the way around the base
The road goes around the pond
To or among many different places or in no particular direction;
Wandering about with no place to go
People were rushing about
News gets around (or about)
Traveled around in Asia
He needs advice from someone who's been around
She sleeps around
In a circle or circular motion;
The wheels are spinning around
(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct;
Lasted approximately an hour
In just about a minute
He's about 30 years old
I've had about all I can stand
We meet about once a month
Some forty people came
Weighs around a hundred pounds
Roughly $3,000
Holds 3 gallons, more or less
20 or so people were at the party
In or to a reversed position or direction;
About face
Brought the ship about
Suddenly she turned around
To a particular destination either specified or understood;
She came around to see me
I invited them around for supper
All around or on all sides;
Dirty clothes lying around (or about)
Let's look about for help
There were trees growing all around
She looked around her
In circumference;
The trunk is ten feet around
The pond is two miles around
From beginning to end; throughout;
It rains all year round on Skye
Frigid weather the year around
"Around" indicates location or position encircling something.
She wore a necklace around her neck.
It can mean approximately or about.
There are around 50 people here.
"Around" denotes moving in a circuit.
The earth revolves around the sun.
Refers to distributed here and there.
There are pens scattered around the room.

Around Sentences

The children ran around the playground, laughing and shouting.
They traveled around the world on a year-long adventure.
Birds flew around the trees, chirping melodiously.
She drew a circle around the word to emphasize it.
The tourists walked around the ancient ruins in awe.
She looked around the room, searching for her lost book.
She put her arms around her friend to comfort her.
He wrapped the scarf around his neck to keep warm.
The family sat around the table, sharing their day's experiences.
Ideas were passed around during the brainstorming session.
Stories about the hero spread around the village.
The moon goes around the Earth, creating the phases of the moon.
He turned around quickly when he heard his name called.
She scattered flower petals around the room for the celebration.
The discussion around the new policy lasted for hours.
The dog chased its tail around and around.
Leaves fell gently around the bench in the park.
The teacher asked us to form a circle around the map.
Windmills can be seen around the countryside, harnessing the wind's power.
Friends gathered around the television to watch the big game.
Excitement buzzed around the room as the announcement was made.
They planned a trip around the holidays to visit family.
They put a fence around the garden to protect it from animals.
She wore a necklace with a charm hanging around her neck.
The artist painted scenes from around his hometown.

Around Idioms & Phrases

Run around in circles

To be very busy doing many things, but achieving little.
I've been running around in circles all day and haven't accomplished anything.

All around the world

In various places throughout the world.
The documentary showcased traditional dances from all around the world.

Around the clock

All day and all night without stopping.
The team worked around the clock to finish the project on time.

Throw one's arms around

To hug someone.
She threw her arms around her friend in a warm embrace.

Beat around the bush

To avoid talking about what is important.
Please don't beat around the bush; just tell me the news directly.

Go around

To be sufficient for everyone; to circulate.
There's not enough cake to go around for all the guests.

Look around

To explore or inspect an area.
Take some time to look around the museum; there's a lot to see.

Shop around

To compare prices before making a purchase.
It's wise to shop around before buying a new car.

Gather around

To come together in a group around someone or something.
Everyone gathered around the campfire to enjoy the music.

Turn around

To change direction or improve significantly.
She managed to turn her life around after getting a new job.

Around the corner

Very near; coming soon.
Spring is just around the corner, and I can't wait for warmer weather.

Mess around

To spend time doing various things without a specific purpose.
We spent the afternoon messing around in the park.

Around and about

In many different directions or places.
News of the event spread quickly around and about the town.

Wrap around

To encircle or envelop.
The fog wrapped around the town early in the morning.

Kick around

To discuss or consider various ideas.
Let's kick around some ideas for the new marketing campaign.

Pass around

To distribute something among a group of people.
They passed around photos from their vacation.

Dance around

To avoid dealing with something directly.
He danced around the issue without giving a clear answer.

Joke around

To act playfully or make jokes.
They love to joke around and make each other laugh.


What is the root word of Around?

The root words are "a-" (on) and "round."

What is the pronunciation of Around?


What is the verb form of Around?

"Around" itself is not a verb.

Which vowel is used before Around?

Typically, the indefinite article "a" is used before "around."

What is the singular form of Around?

"Around" does not have a plural or singular form as it is not a noun.

What is the plural form of Around?


Is Around a negative or positive word?


Why is it called Around?

"Around" is derived from the Middle English phrase "on round," referring to a circular motion or presence.

Is Around a noun or adjective?

Neither. "Around" is primarily a preposition or adverb.

Which conjunction is used with Around?

Any conjunction can be used depending on the context of the sentence.

Is Around an abstract noun?


Is Around a vowel or consonant?

"Around" is a word containing both vowels and consonants.

Which preposition is used with Around?

N/A (Since "around" itself is a preposition.)

Is the Around term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but can be used metaphorically.

Is the word Around imperative?


What part of speech is Around?

Preposition or adverb.

What is the third form of Around?


Which article is used with Around?

"An" or "the" can be used depending on the context.

How do we divide Around into syllables?


What is a stressed syllable in Around?

The second syllable, "round."

What is the opposite of Around?

Direct or straight.

Which determiner is used with Around?

Depending on context, determiners like "this" or "that" might be used.

What is the second form of Around?


How is Around used in a sentence?

"We walked around the park in the evening."

Is Around an adverb?

Yes, as in "She looked around."

Is Around a countable noun?

No, "around" is not a noun.

Is Around a collective noun?


How many syllables are in Around?

Two syllables.

What is another term for Around?


What is the first form of Around?

N/A (It's not a verb.)
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