- environmental psychology,
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Origin of environs
verb (used with object)
Origin of environ
Examples from the Web for environs
The American one, filmed in Los Angeles and its environs, is much more swish and Bravo-y.Watching Us, Watching Them: On ‘The People’s Couch’|Tim Teeman|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The city and its environs are where lasagna, tortellini, and Bolognese sauce—not to mention bologna—originated.
A source told The Sun newspaper: 'Officially the crime scene is the chateau and its environs.
Critics thought the installation was an indictment of the lack of freedom in such Soviet environs.
Aftershocks continue to rattle Sendai and its environs, including a 6.9-magnitude temblor on Sunday.
The environs of Hong Kong are extremely interesting, and the roads are kept in most admirable condition.Due West|Maturin Murray Ballou
The week spent at Altara, the subsequent five days at Vaza, the drives in the environs had tired him out.Majesty|Louis Couperus
He was accompanied by two gentlemen from London that had come with him to see Paris and its environs.The Youthful Wanderer|George H. Heffner
While French infantry cleared the environs of Germans, their artillery bombarded the fort from the west bank.
The environs of the town are covered with villages, inhabited chiefly by Turcomans.Early Travels in Palestine|Arculf et al.
Word Origin for environ
"outskirts," 1660s, from French environs, plural of Old French environ "compass, circuit," from environ (adv.) "around, round about" (see environ).
late 14c. (implied in environing), "to surround," from Old French environer "to surround, enclose, encircle," from environ "round about," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + viron "circle, circuit," from virer "to turn" (see veer). Related: Environed.