Be Around Meaning

(idiomatic, transitive) To be near; to socialize with.

Example:   I'll be around for another hour or so.
  This restaurant has been around since 1938.
1918, Booth Tarkington, The Magnificent Ambersons, ch. 34:
  Well, sir, you remember this young Georgie sort of disappeared, after his grandfather's death, and nobody seemed to know much what had become of him—though I did hear, once or twice, that he was still around somewhere.
2005, Ed Levine, "It's All in How the Dog Is Served," New York Times, 25 May (retrieved 1 Jan. 2009):
  The New York-style hot dog I love has been around for well over a hundred years.
  You're fun to be around.