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Noun: environs  in'vI-runz
  1. The area in which something exists or lives
    "the country--the flat agricultural environs";
    - environment, surroundings, surround
  2. An outer adjacent area of any place
    - purlieu
Verb: environ  in'vI-run
  1. Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    "The forest environs my property";
    - surround, ring, skirt, border

Type of: adjoin, contact, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, meet, touch

Encyclopedia: Environs