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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Environ \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. [1913 Webster] Dwelling in a pleasant glade, With mountains round about environed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Environed he was with many foes. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Environ me with darkness whilst I write. --Donne. [1913 Webster]