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Definition of the noun environs

What does environs mean as a name of something?


  1. the area in which something exists or lives
  2. an outer adjacent area of any place

Alternative definition of the noun environs


  1. The surroundings; the environment.

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Google previewSemantic Structure in English (2016)

by Jim Feist

Readers need something to tell them that environs is the headword of the Subject, and that surrounding and street are ...

Google previewPlanning the Modern City (2004)

by Nelson P. Lewis

CHAPTER XII STREET DETAILS— UTILITY AND ADORNMENT T T 7HILE the working out of a general plan for the streets * * and roads of a city and its environs is a task of fundamental importance, upon the successful performance of which ...

Google previewMurder in Our Midst (1996)

The Holocaust, Industrial Killing, and Representation by Omer Bartov

Indeed, the major difference between a subterranean Hell and these earthly environs is that while the former is, by definition, either a product of the imagination or the creation of superhuman forces, the latter are man-made, and defy any ...

Google previewA Christmas Cactus (1995)

A Comedy by Eliot Byerrum

This rollicking romp through the British aristocracy's environs is a melange of off-the-wall farce and near-murder mystery. Every role is a gem and a delight for the performers. Lady Valonia Wendrew is having a ...

Google previewGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 4922

Abstract The Eagle Plain Basin and its environs is a potentially prospective petroleum province in the Yukon. Extensive initial exploration in this area, focused on discovering crude oil, identified 83.7 Bcf of natural gas and 11.05 MMbbls of ...

Google previewGood Help is Hard to Find (1982)

A Play in One Act by Arthur L. Kopit

This rollicking romp through the British aristocracy's environs is a melange of off-the-wall farce and near-murder mystery.

Google previewA Biographical Dictionary (1785)

Containing an Historical Account of All the Engravers, from the Earliest Period of the Art of Engraving to the Present Time; and a Short List of Their Most Esteemed Works. With the Cyphers, Monograms, and Particular Marks, Used by Each Master, Accurately Copied from the Originals, and Properly Explained. To which is Prefixed, An Essay on the Rise and Progress of the Art of Engraving, Both on Copper and on Wood. With Several Curious Specimens of the Performances of the Most Ancient Artists by Joseph Strutt

The environs de Gromingue, a large plate, length-ways, from Ruysdaal ...

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Environs Meaning

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don’t blame others for failures
don’t blame the environs
take blame for your part

(John Celes)
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Scrabble value of E1N1V4I1R1O1N1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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