KJV Dictionary Definition: environ


ENVI'RON, v.t. Eng. to veer.

1. To surround; to encompass; to encircle; as a plain environed with mountains.

2. To involve; to envelop; as, to environ with darkness, or with difficulties.

3. To besiege; as a city environed with troops.

4. To inclose; to invest.

That soldier, that man of iron,

Whom ribs of horror all environ.


ENVI'RONED, pp. Surrounded; encompassed; besieged; involved; invested.


ENVI'RONING, ppr. Surrounding; encircling; besieging; inclosing; involving; investing. The appropriation of different parts of the globe to some particular specles of stone environing it.


ENVI'RONS, n. plu. The parts or places which surround another place, or lie in its neighborhood, on different sides; as the environs of a city or town.