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English Dictionary: environ by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
environ
v
  1. extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
    Synonym(s): surround, environ, ring, skirt, border
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Environ \En*vi"ron\, adv. [F.]
      About; around. [Obs.]
  
               Lord Godfrey's eye three times environ goes. --Fairfax.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
               Dwelling in a pleasant glade, With mountains round
               about environed.                                    --Spenser.
  
               Environed he was with many foes.            --Shak.
  
               Environ me with darkness whilst I write. --Donne.
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