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enclose

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Verb (transitive)
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en=close

CIDE DICTIONARY

enclosev. t. [F. enclos, p. p. of enclore to enclose; pref. en- (L. in) + clore to close. See Close, and cf. Inclose, Include.].
     To inclose. See Inclose.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

enclose, v.tr. (also inclose)
1 (often foll. by with, in) a surround with a wall, fence, etc. b shut in on all sides.
2 fence in (common land) so as to make it private property.
3 put in a receptacle (esp. in an envelope together with a letter).
4 (usu. as enclosed adj.) seclude (a religious community) from the outside world.
5 esp. Math. bound on all sides; contain.
6 hem in on all sides.

Etymology
ME f. OF enclos past part. of enclore ult. f. L includere (as INCLUDE)

THESAURUS

enclose

admit, assimilate, beleaguer, beset, besiege, blockade, bottle up, bound, box in, box up, cage, chamber, check, circle, circle in, circumscribe, cloister, close, close in, compass, compass about, complete, comprehend, comprise, confine, constrain, contain, coop, coop in, coop up, cordon, cordon off, cork up, corral, count in, cover, crib, define, delimit, delimitate, demarcate, detain, determine, divide, embay, embed, embody, embosom, embrace, encage, encircle, enclasp, encompass, enfold, enshrine, enshroud, envelop, environ, envisage, enwrap, fence, fence in, fence off, fill, fill in, fill out, fix, go around, go round, hedge, hedge in, hem, hem in, hold, hold in custody, hold in restraint, house in, immure, impound, imprison, incarcerate, include, incorporate, inhibit, insert, internalize, invest, involve, jail, keep in, keep in custody, keep in detention, keep within, kennel, lap, lay off, leaguer, limit, mark boundaries, mark off, mark out, mark the periphery, mew, mew up, number among, occupy, pen, pen in, pen up, pocket, pound, put in, quarantine, rail in, receive, reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, restrain, restrict, rope off, seal up, separate, set the limit, shackle, shrine, shroud, shut in, shut up, specify, stable, stake out, surround, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take up, veil, wall, wall in, wrap, yard, yard up

ROGET THESAURUS

enclose

Circumjacence

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


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