Part of speech: verb

To enclose; surround.

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Usage examples "environ":

  1. You will prate before mobs of Lord Salisbury's jobs and the villainous schemes of the Kaiser, Which will make them believe you've a plan up your sleeve if they'd only take you for adviser; You may cheerfully speak of assisting the Greek 'gainst the foes that his country environ: 'Tis improbable quite you'll be wanted to fight, and the phrase will remind them of Byron. - "Lyra Frivola", A. D. Godley.
  2. The difficulties which environ explanations are invaribly in favor of the rogue, just because fiction is more plausible often than truth. - "The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly", Charles James Lever.
  3. So much hath the earth in roundness and of height environ, after mine opinion and mine understanding. - "The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville", Mandeville, John, Sir.