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encircle

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Verb (transitive)
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en=cir=cle
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3 in 3 verses (in OT : 3 in 3 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

encirclev. t. [Pref. en- + circle: cf. OF. encercler.].
     To form a circle about; to inclose within a circle or ring; to surround; as, to encircle one in the arms; the army encircled the city.  [1913 Webster]
    "Her brows encircled with his serpent rod."
Syn. -- To encompass; surround; environ; inclose.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

encircle, v.tr.
1 (usu. foll. by with) surround, encompass.
2 form a circle round.

Derivative
encirclement n.

THESAURUS

encircle

admit, assimilate, band, begird, beleaguer, belt, belt in, beset, besiege, blockade, bound, box in, cage, chamber, cincture, circle, circuit, circuiteer, circulate, circumambulate, circummigrate, circumnavigate, circumvent, close in, close the circle, come full circle, compass, complete, comprehend, comprise, confine, contain, coop, coop in, coop up, cordon, cordon off, corral, count in, cover, cycle, describe a circle, embody, embrace, encincture, enclose, encompass, engird, enshrine, ensphere, envelop, environ, envisage, fence in, fill, fill in, fill out, flank, gird, girdle, girdle the globe, go about, go around, go round, go the round, gyre, halo, harass, harry, hedge in, hem, hem in, hold, hold in, house in, impound, imprison, incarcerate, include, incorporate, invest, jail, kennel, lap, lay siege to, leaguer, loop, make a circuit, mew, mew up, number among, occupy, orbit, pen, pen in, pocket, quarantine, rail in, receive, reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, revolve, ring, round, shrine, shut in, shut up, skirt, soften up, spiral, stable, surround, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take up, twine around, wall in, wheel, wrap, wreathe, wreathe around, yard, yard up, zone

ROGET THESAURUS

encircle

Inclusion

VB be included in, come under, fall under, range under, belong to, pertain to, range with, merge in, include, comprise, comprehend, contain, admit, embrace, receive, inclose, embody, encircle, reckon among, enumerate among, number among, refer to, place with, arrange with, place under, take into account.

Circumjacence

VB lie around, surround, beset, compass, encompass, environ, inclose, enclose, encircle, embrace, circumvent, lap, gird, belt, begird, engird, skirt, twine round, hem in.

Circularity

VB make round, round, go round, encircle, describe a circle.


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