[ US /ɪnˈvaɪɹənz/ ]
[ UK /ɛnvˈa‍ɪɹənz/ ]
  1. an outer adjacent area of any place
  2. the area in which something exists or lives
    the country--the flat agricultural surround
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How To Use environs In A Sentence

  • One unpleasant aspect of the commercial invasion of Italy by the Teuton was his liking to live there, and consequently the amount of real estate which he was collecting on the Latin peninsula -- so much that the lovely environs of Naples were fast becoming a German principality! The World Decision
  • This will provide development for the site of the Cultural Centre and its environs, as well as some commercial and housing sites.
  • From there he made drawing excursions to some of his most inspiring subjects, including Duncombe Park and the environs of Kirkham.
  • These patients are seclusive and avoid social contact, and they are indifferent to hospital staff, visitors, relatives, and their physical environs. The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry
  • Wander our surviving early 18th-century streets and look at the finely wrought brick window arches, the mellow brick and precise pointing or the well-cut stone, and the erudite door surrounds, the miniature porticoes leading into the sacred environs of the home. British architecture: Georgian
  • He never stays in one place long enough to give us a depth of understanding about the environs or people in the places he visits.
  • Those who complain about being relegated to unstimulating environs often fail to see the joys of the moment around them.
  • The use of carriageways constructed of two layers of stone broken to different dimensions antedates the construction of Telford's government roads from London to Holyhead and in the environs of Glasgow and Lanarkshire.
  • Although his Ride is confined to offstage environs, it is described in living color by the clown Biondello, affording both on- and off-stage audiences a glimpse of Petruchio's future with a curst wife.
  • Also warmer environments will attract those with not much to lose, the homeless are more numerable in warmer environs. "Did Socialized Medicine Kill Natasha Richardson?"
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