Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

entourage

[ahn-too-rahzh]
See more synonyms for entourage on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a group of attendants or associates, as of a person of rank or importance: The opera singer traveled with an entourage of 20 people.
  2. surroundings; environment: a house with a charming entourage of trees and flowers.
  3. Architecture. the landscaping and other nearby environmental features shown on a rendering of a building.
Show More

Origin of entourage

1825–35; < French, equivalent to entour(er) to surround (derivative of entour around, equivalent to en in + tour circuit; see tour) + -age -age

Synonyms for entourage

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for entourage

retinue, court, escort, cortege, company, train, following, suite, staff, attendants

Examples from the Web for entourage

Contemporary Examples of entourage

Historical Examples of entourage


British Dictionary definitions for entourage

entourage

noun
  1. a group of attendants or retainers, esp such as surround an important person; retinue
  2. surroundings or environment
Show More

Word Origin for entourage

C19: from French, from entourer to surround, from entour around, from tour circuit; see tour, turn
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for entourage

n.

1832, "surroundings, environment," picked up by De Quincey from French entourage, from Middle French entourer "to surround" (16c.), from Old French entour "that which surrounds" (10c.), from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + tour "a circuit" (see tour). Sense of "attendant persons" first recorded in English by 1860.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper