Entourage



[ahn-too-rahzh] /ˌɑn tʊˈrɑʒ/

noun
1.
a group of attendants or associates, as of a person of rank or importance:
The opera singer traveled with an entourage of 20 people.
2.
surroundings; environment:
a house with a charming entourage of trees and flowers.
3.
Architecture. the landscaping and other nearby environmental features shown on a rendering of a building.
/ˈɒntʊˌrɑːʒ; French ɑ̃turaʒ/
noun
1.
a group of attendants or retainers, esp such as surround an important person; retinue
2.
surroundings or environment
n.

1832, “surroundings, environment,” picked up by De Quincey from French entourage, from Middle French entourer “to surround” (16c.), from Old French entour “that which surrounds” (10c.), from en- “in” (see en- (1)) + tour “a circuit” (see tour). Sense of “attendant persons” first recorded in English by 1860.

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