environs[ən vī′rənz, in-]
environs definition by Webster's New World
- the districts surrounding a town or city; suburbs or outskirts
- surrounding area; vicinity
Origin: Middle English enviroun (sing.) ; from Old French environ, origin, originally adv., around ; from en-, en- plush viron, a circuit ; from virer, to turn: see veer
environs definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A surrounding area, especially of a city.
- Surroundings; environment.
Origin: French, from Old French, pl. of environ, circuit, from environ, round about; see environ.