En*vi"ron (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Environed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Environing.] [F. environner, fr. environ about, thereabout; pref. en- (L. in) + OF. viron circle, circuit, fr. OF. & F. virer to turn, LL. virare to turn up and down, topsy-turvy. Cf. Veer.]

To surround; to encompass; to encircle; to hem in; to be round about; to involve or envelop.

Dwelling in a pleasant glade, With mountains round about environed. Spenser.

Environed he was with many foes. Shak.

Environ me with darkness whilst I write. Donne.


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En*vi"ron, adv. [F.]

About; around.


Lord Godfrey's eye three times environ goes. Fairfax.


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