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environs

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noun plural en·vi·rons \in-ˈvī-rənz, -ˈvī(-ə)rnz\

Simple Definition of environs

  • : the area that is around a place (such as a city)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of environs

  1. 1 :  the districts around a city

  2. 2 a :  environing things :  surroundings b :  an adjoining region or space :  vicinity

Examples of environs in a sentence

  1. <the city and its environs total about a million in population>

  2. <you can get just about any kind of ethnic food in the environs of the university>



1665

First Known Use of environs

1665



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