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Meaning of ENVIRON

Pronunciation:  en'vIrun

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"

ENVIRON is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: circle, encircle, ring, round, surround
 See Also: bear, begird, carry, cloister, contain, gird, girt, girth, hold, twine, wreath, wreathe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \En*vi"ron\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Environed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Environing}.] [F. environner, fr. environ about,
    thereabout; pref. en- (L. in) + OF. viron circle, circuit,
    fr. OF. & F. virer to turn, LL. virare to turn up and down,
    topsy-turvy. Cf. {Veer}.]
    To surround; to encompass; to encircle; to hem in; to be
    round about; to involve or envelop.
          Dwelling in a pleasant glade, With mountains round
          about environed.                         --Spenser.
          Environed he was with many foes.         --Shak.
          Environ me with darkness whilst I write. --Donne.
  2. \En*vi"ron\, adv. [F.]
    About; around. [Obs.]
          Lord Godfrey's eye three times environ goes. --Fairfax.