Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun environs

2 senses of environs

Sense 1
environment, environs, surroundings, surround -- (the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround")
       => geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region -- (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Sense 2
environs, purlieu -- (an outer adjacent area of any place)
       => geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region -- (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb environ

1 sense of environ

Sense 1
surround, environ, ring, skirt, border -- (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

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