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mi·lieu

 (mĭl-yo͝o′, mē-lyœ′)
n. pl. mi·lieus or mi·lieux (-lyœ′)
An environment or a setting.

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

milieu

(ˈmiːljɜː; French miljø)
n, pl -lieux (-ljɜː; -ljɜːz; French -ljø) , -lieus
surroundings, location, or setting
[C19: from French, from mi- mid1 + lieu place]

mi•lieu

(mɪlˈyʊ, mil-; Fr. miˈlyœ)

n., pl. mi•lieus (mɪlˈyʊz, mil-) mi•lieux (Fr. miˈlyœ)
surroundings; environment.
[1795–1805; < French, =mi (< Latin medius middle) + lieu lieu]
syn: See environment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.milieu - the environmental conditionmilieu - the environmental condition    
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

milieu

noun surroundings, setting, scene, environment, element, background, location, sphere, locale, mise en scène (French) They stayed within their own social milieu.

milieu

noun
The totality of surrounding conditions and circumstances affecting growth or development:
Translations
miljø

milieu

[ˈmiːljɜː] (milieus or milieux (pl)) [ˈmiːljɜː] Nmedio m, entorno m

milieu

[ˈmiːljɜː] nmilieu m

milieu

nMilieu nt

milieu

[ˈmiːljɜː] nambiente m sociale
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I had the more frequent recourse to champagne in that I constantly felt depressed and bored, owing to the fact that I was living in the most bourgeois commercial milieu imaginable--a milieu wherein every sou was counted and grudged.
I owed this tolerance to the most careless, the most confirmed of those Bohemians (his beard had streaks of grey amongst its many other tints) who, once bringing his heavy hand down on my shoulder, took my defence against the charge of being disloyal and even foreign to that milieu of earnest visions taking beautiful and revolutionary shapes in the smoke of pipes, in the jingle of glasses.
The mysterious green light was in itself a milieu of horror.
She called everywhere; her calls were returned with enthusiasm, and by the time people found out that she was not exactly of their milieu, they liked her, and it did not seem to matter.
I don't know that the arts have a milieu here, any of them; they're more like a very thinly settled outskirt.
This is how it runs: `A le moult puissant et moult honorable chevalier, Sir Nigel Loring de Christchurch, de son tres fidele ami Sir Claude Latour, capitaine de la Compagnie blanche, chatelain de Biscar, grand seigneur de Montchateau, vavaseur de le renomme Gaston, Comte de Foix, tenant les droits de la haute justice, de la milieu, et de la basse.
Lors de la celebration de la Journee Internationale pour l'elimination de la violence a l'egard des femmes, celebree annuellement dans le monde le 25 novembre, le Haut commissariat au plan (HCP) a revele qu'il n'y a pas de difference entre le milieu rurale et urbain quant a la question de la violence a l'egard des femmes.
Pour Mme Nouria Benghebrit, il y a certes des problemes, mais la priorite consiste a limiter les degats dus aux actes de violence commis en milieu scolaire.
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Par ailleurs, le taux ajuste de mortalite chez les hommes en milieu rural (3.
The Divine Milieu is the living divine Word into which God spoke and still speaks all God's little "words.
AFTER A LIFETIME LOVE OF DESIGNING, INTERIOR designer Pamela Pierce has moved to the publishing side, debuting Milieu magazine last month.