part of speech: noun
definition 1: the things and conditions that are all around one.
- The many stuffed animals and family pictures on the walls make her room a comforting environment.
- My sister says the pizza shop is a friendly environment to work in.
synonyms: setting, surroundings
definition 2: everything that surrounds a particular type of living thing and affects its growth and health.
- Many tropical birds thrive in the environment of a rain forest.
synonyms: habitat, surroundings
definition 3: all the things together that surround animals and humans in the natural world, including the air, the water, and the soil (preceded by “the”).
- Air pollution from cars is one of the causes of harm to the environment.
derivations: environmental (adj.), environmentally (adv.)
Word Builder: environment +
environmental: having to do with the environment.
environmentally: in a way that affects the environment.