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Definition of the verb enclose

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Enclose is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: enclosed | enclosing | encloses

  1. enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
  2. close in
    • example: darkness enclosed him
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of enclose: confine / hold in
    • more generic words: bear / carry / contain / hold = contain or hold
    • more specific terms:
  3. surround completely
  4. place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing

Alternative definition of the verb enclose


  1. [transitive] To surround with a wall, fence, &c.
  2. [transitive] To insert into a container, usually an envelope or package.
  3. [intransitive] To hold or contain.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for enclose

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Google previewQuick & Easy Medical Terminology (2014)

by Peggy C. Leonard

Enclose means to close up inside something, hold in, or include. Endotracheal means within the trachea. An epitaph is often inscribed on the tombstone or above the grave of the person buried there. Prefixes: Position or Direction—cont' d ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

encircle circumscribe, compass, embrace, enclose, encompass, enfold, (en)gird, environ, girdle, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Language of Mota, Sugarloaf Island, Banks Islands (1896)

by Robert Henry Codrington

kokor, to enclose, hold carefully with both hands ; keep carefully, faithfully; o tavine ti kokor o natmera nol mun napanena. kokos, to enclose, prevent from escaping, ...

Google previewDictionary of Upriver Halkomelem (2009)

by Brent Douglas Galloway

slashes enclose segmented morphophonemic transcriptions and allomorphs–all of these are in the International Phonetic Alphabet or IPA. Violin brackets sometimes enclose morphemes. Square brackets with single quotes enclose allosemes ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1828)

by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson

To enclose or hide as in a case or ...

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Usage statistics about enclose

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Video shows what enclose means. To surround with a wall, fence, etc.. To insert into a container, usually an envelope or package.. To hold or contain.. Enclose ...

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Quotes about enclose

Home is any four walls that enclose the right person. (Helen Rowland)
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Scrabble value of E1N1C3L1O1S1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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