Definition of environ in English:
verb[with object] formal
Surround; enclose: the stone circle was environed by an expanse of peat soil
More example sentences
- You went about with your soul full of suspicion and hatred; you understood that you were environed by hostile powers that were trying to get your money and who used all the virtues to bait their traps with.
- Thus, under the dripping trees, and environed by huge and moving shadows, they reached the scene of their unhallowed labours.
- One of them began with an attempt to propitiate the powers which environ him and determine his destiny.…
Middle English (formerly also as inviron): from Old French environer, from environ 'surroundings', from en 'in' + viron 'circuit' (from virer 'to turn, veer').
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