milieu(redirected from milieux)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to milieux: welter
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).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
milieu(ˈmiːljɜː; French miljø)
n, pl -lieux (-ljɜː; -ljɜːz; French -ljø) , -lieus
surroundings, location, or setting
[C19: from French, from mi- mid1 + lieu place]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
mi•lieu(mɪlˈyʊ, mil-; Fr. miˈlyœ)
n., pl. mi•lieus (mɪlˈyʊz, mil-) mi•lieux (Fr. miˈlyœ)
[1795–1805; < French, =mi (< Latin medius middle) + lieu lieu]
syn: See environment.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||milieu - the environmental condition |
environment - the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
noun surroundings, setting, scene, environment, element, background, location, sphere, locale, mise en scène (French) They stayed within their own social milieu.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
milieu[ˈmiːljɜː] n → milieu m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Milieu nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995