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Verb (transitive)


environv. t. [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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Dwelling in a pleasant glade,
    With mountains round about environed.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Environed he was with many foes."  [1913 Webster]
    "Environ me with darkness whilst I write."  [1913 Webster]
environadv. [F.].
     About; around.  [1913 Webster]
    "Lord Godfrey's eye three times environ goes."  [1913 Webster]


environ, v.tr. encircle, surround (esp. hostilely or protectively).

ME f. OF environer f. environ surroundings f. en in + viron circuit f. virer turn, VEER(1)




VB lie around, surround, beset, compass, encompass, environ, inclose, enclose, encircle, embrace, circumvent, lap, gird, belt, begird, engird, skirt, twine round, hem in.

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