American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A surrounding area, especially of a city.
- n. Surroundings; environment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Places lying circumjacent; surrounding parts or localities: as, the environs of a city or town.
- n. The surroundings; the environment.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of environ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The parts or places which surround another place, or lie in its neighborhood; suburbs.
- n. the area in which something exists or lives
- n. an outer adjacent area of any place
- French, from Old French, pl. of environ, circuit, from environ, round about; see environ. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The goal of the environs is to force people to use fewer fossil fuels.”
“Additionally, Tanzania has advantageous lake and basin environs shaped by Lake Nyanza on its northern border, Lake Tanganyika on its western border, and Lake Nyasa (Malawi) at its southwestern end, as well as many additional lesser lakes interspersed throughout.”
“As earlier Azania Bantu populations had, those early Northeast-Coastal Bantu-speaking communities settled into hinter-coastal settings that were characterized by well-watered, temperate niches that were similar to the Southern-Nyanza-Basin environs their ancestors had departed.”
“A couple of things that struck me about the wines that I have been tasting in Niagara et environs, is the strength of the 2006 reds, and the improving quality of Viognier.”
“William Kent Kreuger's series set in rural Minnesota and surrounding environs is as gripping as any big city tale.”
“However my favourite account of Endsleigh and its environs comes from the late great author Penelope Fitzgerald who loved the area around us here.”
“The resolution of the sattelite images for Beersheba, Israel and its environs is not high enough.”
“They went there to *plead* with the Japanese to buy shoddily built American cars that were too large to drive in Japanese environs, too expensive to afford and built with their steering wheels on the wrong side for Japanese drivers.”
“Friends know that getting me to agree to go anywhere beyond the city environs is no mean feat (traveling by plane to the provinces or abroad is a different matter).”
“But having worked for the CIA for nearly nine years on Middle Eastern matters (I left the Directorate of Operations because of frustration with the Agency's many problems), I would argue that America's counterterrorism program in the Middle East and its environs is a myth.”
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Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
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