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environs (noun) the area around a place.
New York and its environs this means the city and the places around it. The environs of an old fort are the area around the old fort. In the cool environs of the mountaineering institute we spent a hour. his means that in the cool surroundings of the institute we spent an hour.
- The calm environs of the cathedral where he sat for an hour brought peace to his disturbed mind.
- Enclosed by a beautiful garden, the place looked tranquility itself, as the environs were very silent except for the occasional cry of a bird.