milieu


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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 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 don't know that the arts have a milieu here, any of them; they're more like a very thinly settled outskirt.
The mysterious green light was in itself a milieu of horror.
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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 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.
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.
The defendants are charged with committing criminal offenses within the organized criminal group who committed theft of citizens' identity and enabled persons from criminal milieu creation of illegal CIPS personal documents, with the actual data of other persons, thus enabling the members of the criminal milieu from Serbia, Montenegro and Bulgaria, including members of the so-called 'Zemun Clan' with the false identities in at least 50 cases.
Le guide referentiel des amenagements de securite routiere en milieu urbain vient d'etre presente en grandes pompes lundi dernier a Rabat.
Conduite par le Fonds des Nations-Unies pour l'enfance (Unicef), l'enquete sur la pauvrete multidimensionnelle des enfants au Maroc a porte notamment sur la nutrition, la sante et les retards en terme d'education qui touchent notamment les enfants dans le milieu rural, frappes de plein fouet par le creusement des inegalites et privations multiples.
Le milieu de terrain Mohamed Amine Ben Amor a poursuivi son programme de reeducation en solitaire, tandis que le defenseur Rami Bedoui a ete absent des entrainements en raison d'une elongation musculaire de premier degre.
Announcement of a contract awarded: Designation transport and processing of packaging glass for twente milieu nv, Circulus berkel bv and rova regie bv
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