environs environs  /ɪn ˈvaɪ rənz/


  1. (n) the area in which something exists or lives
  2. (n) an outer adjacent area of any place


  1. It was a dream assignment, a chance to escape Washington and work in exotic environs on a big story.
  2. In Baghdad and its environs, where much of the violence is concentrated, everyday life has got much, much worse.
  3. Helicopter troops nonetheless captured the hotel and environs and bagged more than 19 Aidid supporters.


  1. The longleaf partners

    The Sewee Longleaf Conservation Cooperative formed in 2012 to promote the pine in the Lowcountry region around the Francis Marion National Forest, after the forest and nearby environs were named one of 16 of the last remaining significant landscapes of the pine.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  2. San Diego River Park Master Plan Flows On

    (Mission Valley News, San Diego, CA) – There was a positive reaction in Mission Valley and environs to the City Council’s unanimous passage in May of the San Diego River Park Master Plan guiding futur
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Mission Times Courier

  3. ‘Pandora’s Promise’ Advocates Nuclear Energy

    Early in “Pandora’s Promise,” Mark Lynas, a British environmental activist, walks around the ghostly environs of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, near the second-worst nuclear disaster in history.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "Here in the environs of Kandahar, you're in an area that once again is going to be important," Gates told troops from the Fifth Stryker Brigade Combat Team, who suffered heavy losses last year.
    on Mar 7, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: AFP

  2. The statement, signed by the rebel leader Laurent Nkunda, said the intention was "not to panic the population of Goma as well as those who are in displaced persons camps in the immediate environs of the city."
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Laurent Nkunda Source: AFP

  3. (New York, 2 June 2006): "The recent indiscriminate shelling in Mogadishu and spreading fighting in the environs of the capital have resulted in enormous human suffering. At a time when people most need medical care and surgical attention, the...
    on Jun 2, 2006 By: Jan Egeland Source: ReliefWeb (press release)

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