environs[ən vī′rənz, in-]
- the districts surrounding a town or city; suburbs or outskirts
- surrounding area; vicinity
Origin: ME enviroun (sing.) < OFr environ, orig. adv., around < en-, en- + viron, a circuit < virer, to turn: see veer
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- A surrounding area, especially of a city.
- Surroundings; environment.
Origin: French, from Old French, pl. of environ, circuit, from environ, round about; see environ.