environ


environ
environ vb *surround, encircle, circle, encompass, compass, hem, gird, girdle, ring
Analogous words: *enclose, envelop, fence: circumscribe, confine (see LIMIT)

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  • Environ — En*vi ron, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Environed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Environing}.] [F. environner, fr. environ about, thereabout; pref. en (L. in) + OF. viron circle, circuit, fr. OF. & F. virer to turn, LL. virare to turn up and down, topsy turvy. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Environ — En*vi ron, adv. [F.] About; around. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Lord Godfrey s eye three times environ goes. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Environ — is a record label started in 1995 in Oberlin, Ohio by Morgan Geist.ArtistsArtists on the label include Metro Area, Daniel Wang, Morgan Geist, Kelley Polar Quartet, and Jersey Devil Social Club.ee also* List of record labelsExternal links*… …   Wikipedia

  • Environ — (frz. angwirong), ungefähr; les environs, die Umgegend …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • ENVIRON — adv. À peu près ; un peu plus, un peu moins. Il y a environ deux heures, environ dix ans. Son armée était d environ vingt mille hommes. Il avait fait environ deux lieues. Combien y a t il dans ce sac ? Il y a environ trois cents francs, quatre… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • ENVIRON — adv. à peu près; un peu plus, un peu moins. Il y a environ deux heures, environ dix ans. Son armée était d’environ vingt mille hommes. Il avait fait environ huit kilomètres. Il y a dans ce coffre fort environ trois mille francs, quatre mille… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • environ — /en vuy reuhn, vuy euhrn/, v.t. to form a circle or ring round; surround; envelop: a house environed by pleasant grounds; to be environed by bad influences. [1300 50; ME envirounen < OF environner, deriv. of environ around (en EN 1 + viron a… …   Universalium

  • environ — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English envirounen, from Anglo French enviruner, from envirun around, from en in (from Latin in) + virun circle, from virer to turn more at veer Date: 14th century encircle, surround …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • environ. — 1. environment. 2. environmental. 3. environmentalism. 4. environmentalist. * * * …   Universalium

  • environ — verb To surround; to encircle. I did but prompt the age to quit their cloggs See Also: environment …   Wiktionary

  • Environ (Loft) — Environ(Loft) was a performance space that was influential in the Loft Jazz scene of the mid 70s in NYC. It was located on Broadway in SOHO and close by to other noted Loft Jazz venues: RivBea and Ali s Alley. Environ was established by Chris… …   Wikipedia


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