plural noun
en·​vi·​rons | \ in-ˈvī-rənz How to pronounce environs (audio) , -ˈvī(-ə)rnz How to pronounce environs (audio) \

Definition of environs

1 : the districts around a city
2a : environing things : surroundings
b : an adjoining region or space : vicinity

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Recent Examples on the Web After a lengthy planning and fundraising effort, The Harbour has unveiled its new, $1.6 million building for emergency housing and services for youth from the Park Ridge, Niles, Des Plaines area and environs. Gavin Good, Chicago Tribune, 3 May 2022 The Biden administration alerted the world of Russia’s invasion plans well in advance so that, by early February, Kyiv and environs were full of international journalists and camera crews anticipating the strikes. Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2022 So, organize your bookshelves, put together an ultimate houseplant collection to create cozy environs, get the perfect pillow support, and pick the ideal reading chair below for the nook of your dreams. Jennifer Konerman, Sunset Magazine, 24 Feb. 2022 While heavy-duty rivals from Ram offer higher torque and tow ratings, as well as nicer interiors, Ford's fanciest crew-cab models provide upscale environs and enormous passenger space. Car and Driver, 4 Feb. 2022 The show was shot in the often testing environs of the actual Australian Outback. Clark Collis, EW.com, 1 Mar. 2022 Floral Headpiece, a devoted Francophile, was overjoyed when the Masked Observer presented her with an invitation from the noble Knights of Ecor Rouge to its 37th annual ball in the glittering environs of the Fairhope Civic Center on Saturday night. The Masked Observer, al, 24 Feb. 2022 Bogle will be part of LVMH Art Pop Up, an inaugural showcase of artists with disabilities at Art Basel, which returns to Miami Beach and environs Dec. 2-5 after a pandemic cancellation in 2020. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, 25 Nov. 2021 The site, in a rather forlorn but now-improving neighborhood, was not the most promising of environs: a 4.6-acre plot bounded by an active railroad line and containing a century-old warehouse for a defunct lightbulb factory. Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of environs

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of environs was in 1665

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15 May 2022

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“Environs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/environs. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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