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en·vi·ron

 (ĕn-vī′rən, -vī′ərn)
tr.v. en·vi·roned, en·vi·ron·ing, en·vi·rons
To encircle; surround: The vast desert environed the oases.

[Middle English envirounen, from Old French environner, from environ, round about : en-, in; see en-1 + viron, circle (from virer, to turn; see veer1).]

environ

(ɪnˈvaɪrən)
vb
(tr) to encircle or surround
[C14: from Old French environner to surround, from environ around, from en-1 + viron a circle, from virer to turn, veer1]

en•vi•ron

(ɛnˈvaɪ rən, -ˈvaɪ ərn)

v.t.
to form a circle or ring round; surround; envelop: a house environed by pleasant grounds.
[1300–50; Middle English envirounen < Old French environner, derivative of environ around (en en-1 + viron a circle; vir(er) to turn, veer + -on n. suffix)]

environ.

1. environment.
2. environmental.
3. environmentalism.

environ


Past participle: environed
Gerund: environing

Imperative
environ
environ
Present
I environ
you environ
he/she/it environs
we environ
you environ
they environ
Preterite
I environed
you environed
he/she/it environed
we environed
you environed
they environed
Present Continuous
I am environing
you are environing
he/she/it is environing
we are environing
you are environing
they are environing
Present Perfect
I have environed
you have environed
he/she/it has environed
we have environed
you have environed
they have environed
Past Continuous
I was environing
you were environing
he/she/it was environing
we were environing
you were environing
they were environing
Past Perfect
I had environed
you had environed
he/she/it had environed
we had environed
you had environed
they had environed
Future
I will environ
you will environ
he/she/it will environ
we will environ
you will environ
they will environ
Future Perfect
I will have environed
you will have environed
he/she/it will have environed
we will have environed
you will have environed
they will have environed
Future Continuous
I will be environing
you will be environing
he/she/it will be environing
we will be environing
you will be environing
they will be environing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been environing
you have been environing
he/she/it has been environing
we have been environing
you have been environing
they have been environing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been environing
you will have been environing
he/she/it will have been environing
we will have been environing
you will have been environing
they will have been environing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been environing
you had been environing
he/she/it had been environing
we had been environing
you had been environing
they had been environing
Conditional
I would environ
you would environ
he/she/it would environ
we would environ
you would environ
they would environ
Past Conditional
I would have environed
you would have environed
he/she/it would have environed
we would have environed
you would have environed
they would have environed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.environ - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
fringe - decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; "fur fringed the hem of the dress"
gird, girdle - put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins"
cloister - surround with a cloister; "cloister the garden"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
hem in - surround in a restrictive manner; "The building was hemmed in by flowers"
cloister - surround with a cloister, as of a garden

environ

verb
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Neither do I reckon it an ill seat, only where the air is unwholesome; but likewise where the air is unequal; as you shall see many fine seats set upon a knap of ground, environed with higher hills round about it; whereby the heat of the sun is pent in, and the wind gathereth as in troughs; so as you shall have, and that suddenly, as great diversity of heat and cold as if you dwelt in several places.
Environed by them, while the Woodman and the Farmer worked unheeded, those two of the large jaws, and those other two of the plain and the fair faces, trod with stir enough, and carried their divine rights with a high hand.
Only, with the view of evading the Law, if possible, I spoke not of a physical Dimension, but of a Thoughtland whence, in theory, a Figure could look down upon Flatland and see simultaneously the insides of all things, and where it was possible that there might be supposed to exist a Figure environed, as it were, with six Squares, and containing eight terminal Points.