AskDefine | Define milieu

Dictionary Definition

milieu n : the environmental condition [syn: surroundings] [also: milieux (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Milieu

English

Etymology

From milieu.

Pronunciation

  • 1 /ˈmiːljəː/; compare: milieux1.
  • 2 /mɪˈljəː/; compare: milieux2.

Noun

  1. A person’s social setting or environment.

Translations

a person’s social setting or environment
  • German: Milieu
  • Spanish: entorno

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

milieu (plural: milieus)

Derived terms

French

Etymology

From mi-, mid + lieu, place

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Place; setting; surroundings; social circle.

Extensive Definition

Milieu is the French word for environment.
Milieu may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

agora, air, airspace, alentours, ambiance, ambience, ambient, ambit, amphitheater, area, arena, athletic field, atmosphere, auditorium, aura, background, bear garden, belt, borderlands, bowl, boxing ring, bull ring, campus, canvas, circle, circuit, circumambiencies, circumjacencies, circumstances, circus, climate, cockpit, coliseum, colosseum, compass, confines, context, continental shelf, corridor, country, course, department, district, division, element, entourage, environing circumstances, environment, environs, feel, feeling, field, floor, forum, gestalt, ground, gym, gymnasium, habitat, hall, heartland, hinterland, hippodrome, land, lists, locale, marketplace, mat, medium, mise-en-scene, neighborhood, note, offshore rights, open forum, outposts, outskirts, overtone, palaestra, parade ground, part, parts, perimeter, periphery, pit, place, platform, precinct, precincts, premises, prize ring, public square, purlieu, purlieus, quality, quarter, range, region, ring, salient, scene, scene of action, scenery, section, sense, setting, site, situation, soil, space, sphere, spirit, squared circle, stadium, stage, stage set, stage setting, suburbs, surroundings, terrain, territory, theater, three-mile limit, tilting ground, tiltyard, tone, total environment, twelve-mile limit, undertone, vicinage, vicinity, walk, wrestling ring, zone
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