New English-Irish Dictionary
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around

adverb
preposition
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adverb
1 adverb with numbers, amountsthart ar  c m utuairim is  c m utimpeall is  c m uit costs around 4 euro cosnaíonn sé thart ar 4 eurothe rate is around 20% tá an ráta ag bordáil ar 20%, tá an ráta isteach agus amach le 20% 2 adverb with time expressionsthart ar  c m utuairim is  c m utimpeall  c m uit was around half ten when he came home bhí sé thart ar leath i ndiaidh a deich nuair a tháinig sé abhaileit happened around Christmas tharla sé timpeall na Nollag, tharla sé i dtrátha na Nollag, tharla sé um Nollaig
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3 adverb location, movementthart  c m utimpeall  c m uthart timpeall  c m ugather around, men cruinnígí thart, a fhearais Cathal around? an bhfuil Cathal thart?, an bhfuil Cathal abhus?I just happened to be around tharla dom bheith ansinI'll be around for a while beidh mé timpeall na háite go ceann tamaill, beidh mé thart timpeall go ceann tamaillthere was nobody around ní raibh duine ar bith thart, ní raibh aon duine ar na cóngair, ní raibh duine ar bith ar na gaobhairhe drove around looking for the hotel thiomáin sé thart ag cuardach an óstáinthere's a lot of germs going around tá go leor frídíní ag dul timpeallthat dog's always following me around bíonn an madra sin sna sála agam i rith an amathere's a rumour going around that ... tá sé ina ráfla go ...they were all running around bhí siad uilig ag rith thartwe spent the day splashing around in the water chaitheamar an lá ag lapadaíl san uiscewe danced around in a circle chuamar ag damhsa thart i gciorcalto send an email around ríomhphost a chur thartshe changed the furniture around d'athraigh sí leagan amach an troscáin 4 adverb involved in sb's lifethart  c m utimpeall  c m uyou weren't around when I needed you ní raibh tú thart nuair a bhí tú de dhíth orm, ní raibh teacht ort nuair a bhí tú uaimI miss having my father around cronaím uaim m'athair, braithim uaim m'athair 5 adverb turning in another directionthart  c m utimpeall  c m ushe turned around thiontaigh sí tharthe turned the car around thiontaigh sé an carr thart 6 adverb in different, opposite directionto go the long way around an bealach fada a ghlacadhI didn't hit her - it was the other way around níor bhuail mise í - a mhalairt a tharla 7 adverb to sb's house etcthart  c m utimpeall  c m ushe invited me around to her place d'iarr sí orm dul thart tigh s'aiciseI'll call around tomorrow buailfidh mé isteach amárachI'll be around shortly beidh mé ann ar ball beag 8 adverb one's immediate surroundingshe looked around d'fhéach sé ina thimpeall, d'amharc sé thart 9 adverb sit, lie, etcthart  c m utimpeall  c m uthe men sat around playing cards shuigh na fir thart ag imirt cártaí, shuigh na fir thart faoin áit ag imirt cártaí 10 adverb wasting timethart  c m utimpeall  c m ushe was messing around with a computer bhí sí ag únfairt le ríomhaire, bhí sí ag méiseáil thart le ríomhaireI was fooling around bhí mé ag amaidí, bhí mé ag pleidhcíocht, bhí mé ag amadántacht 11 adverb existing, availablethis camera has been around for years tá an ceamara seo ar fáil leis na blianta, tá an ceamara seo ar an margadh leis na bliantaI wish I had been around 30 years ago is mairg nach raibh mé thart 30 bliain ó shin, is mairg nach raibh mé ar an saol 30 bliain ó shinone of the best musicians around duine de na ceoltóirí is fearr dá bhfuil ann 12 adverb look, ask, search etcto hunt around for keys eochracha a chuardachshe asked around and got no joy chuir sí ceist ar lear mór daoine agus ní bhfuair sí sásamh ar bith 13 adverb measuring sth roundthe circle is two metres around tá imlíne an chiorcail dhá mhéadar
preposition
14 preposition all the way roundthart ar  c m utimpeall ar  c m utimpeall  c m ushe put her arm around his waist chuir sí a lámh thart ar a choimwe arranged the chairs around the table shocraíomar na cathaoireacha timpeall ar an mbord, shocraíomar na cathaoireacha timpeall an bhoird 15 preposition close to placethart ar  c m utimpeall ar  c m utimpeall prep  c m ufaoi prep  c m uthe area around the station an ceantar thart ar an stáisiún, an ceantar timpeall an stáisiúinthe roads around Dublin na bóithre timpeall Bhaile Átha Cliathshe lives around here tá sí ina cónaí thart faoin áit seoyou're like somebody from around here tá tú cosúil le duine as an áit seo, tá tú cosúil le duine as an gceantar seoit happened somewhere around Leenane tharla sé áit éigin i gcomharsanacht an Líonáin 16 preposition on the other side of sththart  c m utimpeall  c m uaround the corner thart an coirnéal, timpeall an chúinneit's around the back of the house tá sé thart ar chúl an tí 17 preposition involved in sb's lifethe people around you na daoine atá i do thimpeall, na daoine atá thart ortthey're around kids that don't play football bíonn siad i gcuideachta páistí nach n-imríonn peil, bíonn siad ag rith thart le páistí nach n-imríonn peil 18 preposition to different placestimpeall  c m uthart ar  c m uar fud  c m uthey sailed around the world sheol siad timpeall an domhainI walked around the town shiúil mé thart ar an mbaile, shiúil mé ó cheann ceann an bhaileshe hit the ball all around the court bhuail sí an liathróid ar fud na cúirte 19 preposition sit, gather, dance, etcthart ar  c m utimpeall ar  c m utimpeall  c m uthey gathered around the teacher bhailigh siad thart ar an múinteoirhe was dancing around the room bhí sé ag damhsa timpeall an tseomrashe was loitering around the house bhí sí ag slúisteoireacht thart faoin teach 20 preposition in a circletimpeall ar  c m uthart ar  c m utimpeall  c m uthe moon goes around the earth téann an ghealach timpeall ar an domhan, téann an ghealach timpeall an domhain 21 preposition to the other side ofthart  c m uthart ar  c m utimpeall  c m ushe went around the back of the house chuaigh sí thart ar chúl an tílight can be bent around the sun is féidir solas a lúbadh thart ar an ngrian, is féidir solas a lúbadh timpeall na gréine 22 preposition along side, length of sthI drove around the outskirts of the town thiomáin mé thart ar imeall an bhailethe road sweeps around the estate tá an bóthar ag dul timpeall an eastáitI walked around the side of the house shiúil mé thart le binn an tí 23 preposition in the immediate vicinity of (sb/sth)timpeall  c m uthart ar  c m utimpeall ar  c m ushe took a look around the place chaith sí súil timpeall na háite, chaith sí súil thart timpeall na háitewe had a close look around the house rinneamar mionscrúdú ar an teach 24 preposition solving, avoiding a problemthere's no getting around it níl aon dul thairis, níl aon dul timpeall airto get around a problem fadhb a sheachaintyou can't get around that argument! ní féidir an argóint sin a bhualadh! 25 preposition organised in a specified waythe school built rewards around the things pupils like bhunaigh an scoil duaiseanna ar na rudaí a thaitníonn le daltaíto organise your life around your own aims do shaol a eagrú de réir do chuid cuspóirí féinhis life revolves around drinking is é an t-ól tús agus deireadh a shaoil 26 preposition regardingfaoi prep  c m umaidir le  c m ui dtaca le  c m uthere's a lot of worry around the new proposals tá imní mhór ann faoi na moltaí nua 27 preposition waiting for sth to happenwhen the day came around nuair a tháinig an láit won't happen this time around ní tharlóidh sé an t-am seo, ní tharlóidh sé an babhta seo, ní tharlóidh sé an geábh seo 28 preposition measuring sth roundtimpeall prep  c m uthart ar  c m ufaoi prep  c m uhe's 30 inches around the waist tá sé 30 orlach timpeall a choime, tá sé 30 orlach faoina choim
phrases

all around

1 on all sidesar gach taobhmáguairdbig windows all around fuinneoga móra ar gach taobh, fuinneoga móra an bealach uilig thartthe countryside all around an tír máguaird 2 on all sides of sthar gach taobh demórthimpeallall around her there were young couples bhí lánúineacha óga ar gach taobh dithe villages all around the lake na sráidbhailte timpeall an locha ar fad, na sráidbhailte mórthimpeall an locha 3 in/to all areasar fudall around the country ar fud na tíreall around the place thart ar an áit ar fad, ar fud an bhaill

for miles around

this is the only garage for miles around is é seo an t-aon gharáiste amháin sa cheantar seothe best restaurant for miles around an bhialann is fearr sna bólaí seo

from miles around

as gach cearnas gach taobh

around about

approximatelytuairim isthart artimpeall is

around the world for sport

informal talk about around the world for sport! bí ag caint ar aistear a chur ort féin!they sent him around the world for sport chuir siad cor faoi chosán air

in and around

in and around the airport i gcomharsanacht an aerfoirt, i dtimpeallacht an aerfoirt

to have been around

informal he's been around tá an domhan mór siúlta aige, tá an saol feicthe aige

what goes around comes around

she's a bad one - what goes around comes around is drochbhean í: filleann an feall ar an bhfeallairea fine man: what goes around comes around fear breá: an té a dhéanann maith, faigheann maith

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