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en·vi·rons

 (ĕn-vī′rənz, -vī′ərnz)
pl.n.
1. A surrounding area, especially of a city.
2. Surroundings; environment.

[French, from Old French, pl. of environ, circuit, from environ, round about; see environ.]

environs

(ɪnˈvaɪrənz)
pl n
a surrounding area or region, esp the suburbs or outskirts of a town or city; vicinity

en•vi•rons

(ɛnˈvaɪ rənz, -ˈvaɪ ərnz)

n.pl.
1. the surrounding parts or districts, as of a city; outskirts; suburbs.
2. surroundings; environment.
3. the nearby area or space; vicinity.
[1655–65; < French (pl.); replacing Middle English environ < Old French, n. use of environ around; see environ]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.environs - the area in which something exists or livesenvirons - the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
ambiance, ambience - the atmosphere of an environment
medium - the surrounding environment; "fish require an aqueous medium"
setting, scene - the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story"
element - the most favorable environment for a plant or animal; "water is the element of fishes"
habitat, home ground - the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs; "a marine habitat"; "he felt safe on his home grounds"
melting pot - an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated
parts - the local environment; "he hasn't been seen around these parts in years"
2.environs - an outer adjacent area of any place

environs

plural noun surrounding area, surroundings, district, suburbs, neighbourhood, outskirts, precincts, vicinity, locality, purlieus From the hill we had a fine view of the village and its environs.

environs

noun
1. A surrounding area:
2. The periphery of a city or town:
edge, fringe, outskirt (often used in plural), skirt (used in plural), suburb (used in plural).
Translations

environs

[ɪnˈvaɪərənz] Nalrededores mpl, inmediaciones fpl

environs

plUmgebung f; Rome and its environsRom und Umgebung

environs

[ɪnˈvaɪrənz] npldintorni mpl
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It is unfortunate," returned he, "that you have never visited the environs, for I wish to see my new property this evening, and had you gone with me, you could have given me some useful information.
We passed a considerable period at Oxford, rambling among its environs and endeavouring to identify every spot which might relate to the most animating epoch of English history.
But the beauty and regularity of the new town of Edinburgh, its romantic castle and its environs, the most delightful in the world, Arthur's Seat, St.
And gemmy flower, of Trebizond misnam'd - Inmate of highest stars, where erst it sham'd All other loveliness : its honied dew(The fabled nectar that the heathen knew) Deliriously sweet, was dropp'd from Heaven, And fell on gardens of the unforgiven In Trebizond - and on a sunny flower So like its own above that, to this hour, It still remaineth, torturing the bee With madness, and unwonted reverie : In Heaven, and all its environs, the leaf And blossom of the fairy plant, in grief Disconsolate linger - grief that hangs her head, Repenting follies that full long have fled, Heaving her white breast to the balmy air, Like guilty beauty, chasten'd, and more fair : Nyctanthes too, as sacred as the light She fears to perfume, perfuming the night :
By winged Fantasy, My embassy is given, Till secrecy shall knowledge be In the environs of Heaven.
Not so very far to the left of her she could discern a dark patch in the scenery, which inquiry confirmed her in supposing to be trees marking the environs of Kingsbere--in the church of which parish the bones of her ancestors--her useless ancestors--lay entombed.
In the environs there was almost nothing, hardly even a few grasses, with some dwarf mimosas and stunted bushes.
The Comte de la Fere inhabits the Castle of Bragelonne, in the environs of that city.
Go where he may, precious sympathies environ him; and domestic affection places his knife and fork at innumerable family tables.
A man is like a tree: in a forest of his fellows he will grow as straight as his generic and individual nature permits; alone in the open, he yields to the deforming stresses and tortions that environ him.
RESIDENTS of ancient Warri and its environs are gradually becoming impatient over the total blackout that has pervaded the entire area since Tuesday, February 20.
Following the global discontinuation of the Intensive and Ionzyme Ranges, Environ introduces its new Focus Care Range which, when added to Environs VITAMIN STEP-UP SYSTEM range of products, gives your skin more of what it needs to be flawless.

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