adj (idiomatic) existing; in existence

Often used with the adverb "still" for this inflection of meaning:
"It's been a long time since I've been here--is the old brewery still around?"

A*round" (#), adv. [Pref. a- + round.]

1.

In a circle; circularly; on every side; round.

2.

In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town.

3.

Near; in the neighborhood; as, this man was standing around when the fight took place.

[Colloq. U. S.]

⇒ See Round, the shorter form, adv. & prep., which, in some of the meanings, is more commonly used.

 

© Webster 1913.


A*round", prep.

1.

On all sides of; encircling; encompassing; so as to make the circuit of; about.

A lambent flame arose, which gently spread Around his brows. Dryden.

2.

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.

[Colloq. U. S.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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