Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A retinue of attendants, associates or followers.

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

  • noun the group following and attending to some important person

Etymologies

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

French, from entourer, to surround, from Old French entour, surroundings : en-, in; see en-1 + tour, circuit; see tour.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowing from French entourage, from entourer ("to surround").

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