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

  • noun plural A surrounding area, especially of a city.
  • noun plural Surroundings; environment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Places lying circumjacent; surrounding parts or localities: as, the environs of a city or town.

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

  • noun plural The parts or places which surround another place, or lie in its neighborhood; suburbs.

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

  • noun The surroundings; the environment.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of environ.

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

  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
  • noun an outer adjacent area of any place


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

[French, from Old French, pl. of environ, circuit, from environ, round about; see environ.]


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