Definition of environs noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈvaɪrənz//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvaɪrənz//
[plural] (formal)
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the area surrounding a place Berlin and its environs people living in the immediate environs of a nuclear plant London and its environs are rich in history. Several hotels are located within the environs of the airport. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French, plural of environ ‘surroundings’, from en ‘in’ + viron ‘circuit’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: environs