Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To surround on all sides; close in.
  • transitive verb To fence in so as to prevent common use.
  • transitive verb To build or equip with a roof and walls.
  • transitive verb To contain, especially so as to envelop or shelter.
  • transitive verb To insert into the same envelope or package.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See inclose, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To inclose. See inclose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To surround with a wall, fence, etc.
  • verb transitive To insert into a container, usually an envelope or package.
  • verb intransitive To hold or contain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb surround completely
  • verb introduce
  • verb close in
  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English enclosen, from Old French enclos, past participle of enclore, from Latin inclūdere; see include.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

[circa 1275] From Middle English inclosen, from Old French enclose, feminine plural past participle of enclore. Equivalent to in with close.

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