Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A group of attendants or associates; a retinue.
  • n. One's environment or surroundings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A retinue of attendants, associates or followers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Surroundings; specif., collectively, one's attendants or associates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Surroundings; environment; specifically, the persons among whom as followers or companions one is accustomed to move.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the group following and attending to some important person

Etymologies

French, from entourer, to surround, from Old French entour, surroundings : en-, in; see en-1 + tour, circuit; see tour.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French entourage, from entourer ("to surround"). (Wiktionary)

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