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-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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