Environ



[en-vahy-ruh n, -vahy-ern] /ɛnˈvaɪ rən, -ˈvaɪ ərn/

verb (used with object)
1.
to form a circle or ring round; surround; envelop:
a house environed by pleasant grounds; to be environed by bad influences.
[en-vahy-ruh nz, -vahy-ernz, en-ver-uh nz, -vahy-ernz] /ɛnˈvaɪ rənz, -ˈvaɪ ərnz, ˈɛn vər ənz, -vaɪ ərnz/
plural noun
1.
the surrounding parts or districts, as of a city; outskirts; suburbs.
2.
surrounding objects; surroundings; .
3.
an area or space close by; vicinity.
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/ɪnˈvaɪrən/
verb
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(transitive) to encircle or surround
/ɪnˈvaɪrənz/
plural noun
1.
a surrounding area or region, esp the suburbs or outskirts of a town or city; vicinity
v.

late 14c. (implied in environing), “to surround,” from Old French environer “to surround, enclose, encircle,” from environ “round about,” from en- “in” (see en- (1)) + viron “circle, circuit,” from virer “to turn” (see veer). Related: Environed.
n.

“outskirts,” 1660s, from French environs, plural of Old French environ “compass, circuit,” from environ (adv.) “around, round about” (see environ).
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environment
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environmental

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