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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

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