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environs

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Noun Plural
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en=vi=rons

CIDE DICTIONARY

environsn. pl. [F.].
     The parts or places which surround another place, or lie in its neighborhood; suburbs; as, the environs of a city or town.  Chesterfield.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

environs, n.pl. a surrounding district, esp. round an urban area.

THESAURUS

environs

airspace, alentours, ambience, ambit, approach, approximation, area, belt, borderlands, boundary, bounds, circle, circuit, circumambiencies, circumjacencies, circumstances, closeness, compass, confines, context, continental shelf, convergence, corridor, country, department, district, division, entourage, environing circumstances, environment, foreground, fringes, gestalt, ground, habitat, heartland, hinterland, immediacy, immediate foreground, land, limits, locality, milieu, nearness, neighborhood, nighness, offshore rights, outposts, outskirts, part, parts, perimeter, periphery, place, precinct, precincts, premises, propinquity, proximity, purlieus, quarter, region, salient, section, situation, soil, space, suburbs, surroundings, terrain, territory, three-mile limit, total environment, twelve-mile limit, vicinage, vicinity, zone

ROGET THESAURUS

environs

Nearness

N nearness, proximity, propinquity, vicinity, vicinage, neighborhood, adjacency, contiguity, short distance, short step, short cut, earshot, close quarters, stone's throw, bow shot, gun shot, pistol shot, hair's breadth, span, purlieus, neighborhood, vicinage, environs, alentours, suburbs, confines, banlieue, borderland, whereabouts, bystander, neighbor, borderer, approach, convergence, perihelion, near, nigh, close at hand, near at hand, close, neighboring, bordering upon, contiguous, adjacent, adjoining, proximate, proximal, at hand, handy, near the mark, near run, home, intimate, near, nigh, hard by, fast by, close to, close upon, hard upon, at the point of, next door to, within reach, within call, within hearing, within earshot, within an ace of, but a step, not far from, at no great distance, on the verge of, on the brink of, on the skirts of, in the environs, at one's door, at one's feet, at one's elbow, at one's finger's end, at one's side, on the tip of one's tongue, under one's nose, within a stone's throw, in sight of, in presence of, at close quarters, cheek by jole, cheek by jowl, beside, alongside, side by side, tete-a-tete, in juxtaposition, yardarm to yardarm, at the heels of, on the confines of, at the threshold, bordering upon, verging to, in the way, about, hereabouts, thereabouts, roughly, in round numbers, approximately, approximatively, as good as, well-nigh.

Circumjacence

N circumjacence, circumambience, environment, encompassment, atmosphere, medium, surroundings, outpost, border, girdle, outskirts, boulebards, suburbs, purlieus, precincts, faubourgs, environs, entourage, banlieue, neighborhood, vicinage, vicinity, circumjacent, circumambient, circumfluent, ambient, surrounding, circumferential, suburban, around, about, without, on every side, on all sides, right and left, all round, round about.


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