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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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You live in their milieu?" she asked, her eyes full of interest.
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.
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 cannot think what people are doing," she would say, "but it is extremely fortunate for the children." 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.' Which signifies in our speech: `To the very powerful and very honorable knight, Sir Nigel Loring of Christchurch, from his very faithful friend Sir Claude Latour, captain of the White Company, chatelain of Biscar, grand lord of Montchateau and vassal to the renowned Gaston, Count of Foix, who holds the rights of the high justice, the middle and the low.'"
Le collectif des transporteurs et le collectif des conducteurs envisagent eradiquer les gares situees aux abords des routes a Yopougon (Abidjan-Ouest) en vue de mettre fin aux activites des personnes qui ne sont pas de veritables "acteurs" du milieu du transport dans cette circonscription.
Le milieu de terrain international francais de Chelsea, Tiemoue Bakayoko, 24 ans, va probablement retourner a Monaco sous forme de pret jusqu'a la fin de la saison, a annonce vendredi Oleg Petrov, le vice-president de l'ASM, en marge d'une conference de presse.
La quasi-totalite des informations recueillies sont representatives au niveau national et des 12 departements, pour la ville de Cotonou et les autres villes et pour le milieu urbain et le milieu rural, precise-t-on.
Au Canada, l'ecole constitue un milieu de vie important pour les enfants d'age scolaire, en raison de la scolarisation obligatoire.
En tout cas, le HCP explique ce solde par la creation de 109.000 postes en milieu urbain et la perte de 94.000 autres en milieu rural.