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Suround vs. Surround: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 12, 2024
"Suround" is an incorrect spelling; "Surround" is the correct version, meaning to encircle or envelop something.

Which is correct: Suround or Surround

How to spell Surround?

Suround is Incorrect

Surround is Correct


Key Differences

Think of a “surfer” who needs both ‘r’s to ride the waves.
Surround has an "extra layer", which is the additional ‘r’.
Sound out the word as "Sur-round" emphasizing the ‘r’ sound twice.
Double the ‘r’ to truly ‘encircle’ a word.
Remember: things in the 'surround' are 'around' – both have double ‘r’s.

Correct usage of Surround

Wildflowers suround the pathway leading to the house.
Wildflowers surround the pathway leading to the house.

Surround Definitions

To encompass or encircle.
Mountains surround the valley.
To envelop in an atmosphere or quality.
A sense of calm surrounds the place.
To enclose on all sides.
Trees surround the house.
To be everywhere around something.
A mystery surrounds the old castle.
To form a ring or circle about.
Fans surround the celebrity at the event.
To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
The magnetic field that surrounds the earth.
To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication
The police surrounded the house.
Something, such as fencing or a border, that surrounds
A fireplace surround.
The area around a thing or place
Inflammation extending to the surround of the eye.
Often surrounds Surroundings; environment
"It was the country, the flat agricultural surround, that so ravished me" (Listener).
A method of hunting wild animals by surrounding them and driving them to a place from which they cannot escape.
(transitive) To encircle something or simultaneously extend in all directions.
(transitive) To enclose or confine something on all sides so as to prevent escape.
To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate.
To surround the world
(British) Anything, such as a fence or border, that surrounds something.
To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.
To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city.
But could instead, and ever-during darkSurrounds me.
To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world.
To inclose, as a body of troops, between hostile forces, so as to cut off means of communication or retreat; to invest, as a city.
A method of hunting some animals, as the buffalo, by surrounding a herd, and driving them over a precipice, into a ravine, etc.
The area in which something exists or lives;
The country--the flat agricultural surround
Be around;
Developments surround the town
The river encircles the village
Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle;
The forest surrounds my property
Envelop completely;
Smother the meat in gravy
Surround so as to force to give up;
The Turks besieged Vienna
Surround with a wall in order to fortify

Surround Sentences

Mountains surround the small village, providing breathtaking views.
Tall trees surround the secluded cabin in the woods.
He built a fence to surround his property for privacy.
They planned to surround the enemy during the night.
Legends surround the history of the ancient castle.

Surround Idioms & Phrases

Surround yourself with

To choose to be in the company of certain people or things.
Surround yourself with positivity to improve your outlook on life.

Surround sound

A method of enriching the sound reproduction quality of an audio source with additional audio channels from speakers that surround the listener.
He installed a surround sound system to enhance his home theater experience.


Which vowel is used before Surround?

The vowel "u" is used before "surround".

Why is it called Surround?

It's called "surround" from the Old French "suronder" which means to overflow or abound, which denotes encircling or enveloping.

What is the pronunciation of Surround?

It's pronounced as /sərˈaʊnd/.

What is the root word of Surround?

The root is the Old French "suronder".

What is the plural form of Surround?

The word "surround" does not have a typical plural form as it's a verb. However, the noun derivative "surrounds" can be used to denote environments or atmospheres.

Which conjunction is used with Surround?

Any conjunction can be used with "surround" based on the context, like "and", "but", "or".

Is Surround an adverb?

No, "surround" is not an adverb.

Is Surround an abstract noun?

No, it's not an abstract noun.

What is the verb form of Surround?

The verb form is "surround".

Which preposition is used with Surround?

Prepositions like "by", "with", or "in" can be used with "surround".

Is Surround a noun or adjective?

Primarily, "surround" is a verb. However, it can also be used as a noun as in "the surrounds of a place". It's not an adjective.

Is the Surround term a metaphor?

By itself, no. However, it can be used metaphorically in sentences.

Is the word Surround is imperative?

It can be used in the imperative mood, e.g., "Surround the building!".

What is the singular form of Surround?

The singular form is "surround".

Is Surround a countable noun?

When used as a noun (which is less common), it's usually uncountable.

Is Surround a collective noun?

No, it's not a collective noun.

How do we divide Surround into syllables?

It's divided as sur-round.

Which determiner is used with Surround?

Determiners like "the" or "this" can be used depending on the context.

What is the second form of Surround?

The second form is "surrounded".

Is Surround a negative or positive word?

Neutral. The context determines its positivity or negativity.

Is Surround a vowel or consonant?

"Surround" is a word, not a single letter. It contains both vowels and consonants.

How many syllables are in Surround?

There are two syllables in "surround".

What part of speech is Surround?

It's primarily a verb. It can also be a noun in some contexts.

What is another term for Surround?

Another term is "encircle".

How is Surround used in a sentence?

Example: "The ancient castle is surrounded by a deep moat."

What is a stressed syllable in Surround?

The stressed syllable is "round".

What is the opposite of Surround?

The opposite can be "isolate" or "separate".

What is the third form of Surround?

The third form is "surrounded".

Which article is used with Surround?

Both "a" and "the" can be used with "surround" depending on the context.

What is the first form of Surround?

The first form is "surround".
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