Definitions

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

  • noun An environment or a setting.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The middle place or point; the mean; a point equally removed from extremes; also, surrounding conditions; social environment.

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

  • noun Environment.

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  • noun A person's social setting or environment.

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

  • noun the environmental condition

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French, center : mi, middle (from Latin medius; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots) + lieu, place (from Latin locus).]

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From French milieu.

Examples

  • The heroes are mostly antiheroic, and the milieu is more frenetic than credible, but it's no surprise that this novel is a 2008 Hugo Award nominee.

    Retirement Policy

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    The Bow Seen Round the Blogosphere

  • The heroes are mostly antiheroic, and the milieu is more frenetic than credible, but it's no surprise that this novel is a 2008 Hugo Award nominee.

    Can Anybody Figure This Out?

  • The heroes are mostly antiheroic, and the milieu is more frenetic than credible, but it's no surprise that this novel is a 2008 Hugo Award nominee.

    Quote of the Day

  • The heroes are mostly antiheroic, and the milieu is more frenetic than credible, but it's no surprise that this novel is a 2008 Hugo Award nominee.

    Smart Power: The Record So Far

  • The heroes are mostly antiheroic, and the milieu is more frenetic than credible, but it's no surprise that this novel is a 2008 Hugo Award nominee.

    Obama Nation

  • The heroes are mostly antiheroic, and the milieu is more frenetic than credible, but it's no surprise that this novel is a 2008 Hugo Award nominee.

    NY-23

  • The heroes are mostly antiheroic, and the milieu is more frenetic than credible, but it's no surprise that this novel is a 2008 Hugo Award nominee.

    Guantanamo: The Sequel

  • The heroes are mostly antiheroic, and the milieu is more frenetic than credible, but it's no surprise that this novel is a 2008 Hugo Award nominee.

    The Geithner Kerfuffle

  • The heroes are mostly antiheroic, and the milieu is more frenetic than credible, but it's no surprise that this novel is a 2008 Hugo Award nominee.

    Obamacare’s Fatal Flaw

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  • "This was anything but what I had expected when Eric had told me someone who owed him a favor would be my entree into the Mississippi vampire milieu."-Club Dead, by Charlaine Harris

    February 5, 2011