American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To surround on all sides; close in.
- v. To fence in so as to prevent common use: enclosed the pasture.
- v. To contain, especially so as to envelop or shelter: "Every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret” ( Charles Dickens).
- v. To insert into the same envelope or package: enclose a check with the order.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See inclose, etc.
- v. transitive To surround with a wall, fence, etc.
- v. transitive To insert into a container, usually an envelope or package.
- v. intransitive To hold or contain.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To inclose. See inclose.
- v. surround completely
- v. introduce.
- v. close in
- v. enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
- [circa 1275] From Middle English inclosen, from Old French enclose, feminine plural past participle of enclore. Equivalent to in with close. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English enclosen, from Old French enclos, past participle of enclore, from Latin inclūdere, to enclose; see include. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“To search for a specific phrase enclose that phrase in quotes.”
“To search for a whole phrase enclose the search text in quote marks "".”
“That is, I thought that the last for must "enclose" the ones above it, creating a mess of lists inside of lists inside of lists.”
“But in this very early form, the word appears to have denoted fencing, rather than any given area that real or notional barriers could enclose.”
“They'd actually gone so far as to enclose a photograph of little Tyler, a mottled-background shot from Sears, with the kid looking wet-lipped into the middle distance, a tiny tool belt strapped around his waist.”
“Tupperware is my best friend, and I would enclose all sorts of stuff in my "modular mates" before a move. yes, Pcs is a year away, and I am already working on the closets and junk drawers.”
“* Responding to Gohmert, a House GOP aide emails some priceless snark: "If you combine it with Dan Burton's proposal to enclose the public areas of the House floor in plexiglass, at least Members can only hurt themselves and not the public.”
“D-Ind., that would "enclose the galleries of the House of Representatives with a transparent and substantial material.”
“I enclose the Minister's press release and the link to the DCLG's statement for your reference as I am sure that it was not copied to you in the first instance.”
“That is why the compact skin, which encompasses the residence and enclose the open space, revealed on the west.”
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