environs

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

Definition of environs

1 :the districts around a city
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

First Known Use of environs

1665


ENVIRONS Defined for English Language Learners

environs

play
noun

Definition of environs for English Language Learners

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up environs? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to curse or denounce

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!