from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To surround on all sides; close in.
- transitive v. To fence in so as to prevent common use: enclosed the pasture.
- transitive v. To contain, especially so as to envelop or shelter: "Every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret” ( Charles Dickens).
- transitive v. To insert into the same envelope or package: enclose a check with the order.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To surround with a wall, fence, etc.
- v. To insert into a container, usually an envelope or package.
- v. To hold or contain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To inclose. See inclose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See inclose, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. surround completely
- v. introduce
- v. close in
- v. enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
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)
[circa 1275] From Middle English inclosen, from Old French enclose, feminine plural past participle of enclore. Equivalent to in with close. (Wiktionary)