Environed
Environ 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. [1913 Webster]

Dwelling in a pleasant glade, With mountains round about environed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Environed he was with many foes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Environ me with darkness whilst I write. --Donne. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Environ — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Environing — Environ 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • surround — surround, *environ, encircle, circle, encompass, compass, hem, gird, girdle, ring can mean to close in or as if in a ring about something. Surround is a general term without specific connotations; it implies enclosure as if by a circle or a ring… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Begone — Be*gone , p. p. [OE. begon, AS. big[=a]n; pref. be + g[=a]n to go.] Surrounded; furnished; beset; environed (as in woe begone). [Obs.] Gower. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Environment — En*vi ron*ment, n. [Cf. F. environnement.] 1. Act of environing; state of being environed. [1913 Webster] 2. That which environs or surrounds; surrounding conditions, influences, or forces, by which living forms are influenced and modified in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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