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about on each side of; around. [2/8 definitions]
all-round all-around.
amoeba a tiny living thing made of only one cell. Amoebas move by changing their shape. They eat by wrapping their bodies around their food. Amoebas live in fresh and salt water, soil, and in animals. Most kinds of amoebas can only be seen through a microscope.
animal one of a large group of living things that can move around by themselves to find food. Animals eat plants, funguses, or other animals. Birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, mammals, insects, snails, and worms are some of the major kinds of animals. [1/2 definitions]
arctic (often capitalized) of or having to do with the region around the North Pole. [2/3 definitions]
Arctic Circle an imaginary line drawn around the earth parallel to the equator which marks the boundary of the Arctic. North of this line there are periods of continuous night in the winter and continuous day in the summer.
around so as to surround or go around. [1/12 definitions]
aster a plant with white, pink, blue, or purple flowers. The flowers are made up of many narrow petals around a yellow center.
axis a real or imaginary line through the center of an object, around which the object turns. [1/2 definitions]
backgammon a board game played by two people. The players throw dice and move their pieces around and then off the board.
baseball a game played with a bat and ball by two teams of nine players each, the object being to score runs by advancing runners around four bases. [1/2 definitions]
bat2 a small mammal that flies. Bats have small bodies and large wings covered with skin. Most bats eat at night, when they use sound to find and catch flying insects. Bats are found in most parts of the world. There are around one thousand kinds of bats. Their wingspans range from less than two inches to more than five feet. Some kinds of bats live in large colonies that roost in caves or in a section of forest.
be- a prefix that means "over," "on," or "around." [1/2 definitions]
beaver1 a large rodent, up to four feet long, with thick brown fur and a wide flat tail. Beavers use their long front teeth to cut down trees for food and to build dams and lodges (beaver houses). They use the dams to keep water around their lodges. Beavers live in North America, Europe, and Asia.
belt a strip of cloth, leather, or other material worn around the waist. [1/3 definitions]
black eye bruised skin around the eye, often caused by being hit.
boa constrictor a large snake that lives in the tropical areas of Central and South America. Boa constrictors are pale brown with darker marks and are not poisonous. They kill their prey by winding around it and squeezing it until it cannot breathe.
border the strip around the edge of something. A border is used as a decoration on fabric or crafts. [1/5 definitions]
bow-legged having legs that curve outward around or below the knees.
bracelet a band or chain worn around the wrist or arm as an ornament.
brownie a small fairy or elf who is believed to do good things around the house in secret at night. [1/3 definitions]