Definitions for: Environ


[v] be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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. Veer.]
To surround; to encompass; to encircle; to hem in; to be
round about; to involve or envelop.

Dwelling in a pleasant glade, With mountains round
about environed. --Spenser.

Environed he was with many foes. --Shak.

Environ me with darkness whilst I write. --Donne.


En*vi"ron, adv. [F.]
About; around. [Obs.]

Lord Godfrey's eye three times environ goes. --Fairfax.

Synonyms: circle, encircle, ring, round, surround

See Also: bear, begird, carry, cloister, contain, gird, girt, girth, hold, twine, wreath, wreathe

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