plural noun

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1 the districts adjacent to a city
  • the city and its environs total about a million in population

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2 an adjoining region or space
  • you can get just about any kind of ethnic food in the environs of the university

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3 the circumstances, conditions, or objects by which one is surrounded
  • growing up in the environs of the big city endowed him with a certain urbanity

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present tense third-person singular of environ

Synonyms of environs (Entry 2 of 2)

to form a circle around
  • a decaying, impoverished city environed by affluent suburbs

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The first known use of environs was in 1665

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“Environs.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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