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environs Line breaks: en|vir¦ons
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈvʌɪrənz/
/ɛnˈvʌɪrənz/ /ˈɛnvɪrənz/

Definition of environs in English:

plural noun

The surrounding area or district: the picturesque environs of the loch
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  • They were all well hidden, though they each had a good view of the area and its environs.
  • The club caters for the whole town area and its environs.
  • The devotees who visit this temple cannot complain about the environs of the area.


Mid 17th century: from French, plural of environ (see environ).

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