from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An environment or a setting.
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- n. A person's social setting or environment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Environment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The middle place or point; the mean; a point equally removed from extremes; also, surrounding conditions; social environment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the environmental condition
French, from Old French, center : mi, middle (from Latin medius; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots) + lieu, place (from Latin locus).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French milieu. (Wiktionary)