Definitions

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

  • noun The act of enclosing.
  • noun The state of being enclosed.
  • noun Something enclosed.
  • noun Something that encloses.

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

  • noun Inclosure. See inclosure.

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

  • noun countable Something enclosed, i.e. inserted into a letter or similar package.
  • noun uncountable The act of enclosing, i.e. the insertion or inclusion of an item in a letter or package.
  • noun countable An area, domain, or amount of something partially or entirely enclosed by barriers.
  • noun uncountable The act of separating and surrounding an area, domain, or amount of something with a barrier.
  • noun uncountable, British History The post-feudal process of subdivision of common lands for individual ownership.

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

  • noun a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
  • noun something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter
  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
  • noun a naturally enclosed space

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Examples

  • While we would welcome submissions that revisit the early modern European context to which the term enclosure has typically been applied, we strongly encourage works from any time period, especially those that critically examine the broad applicability of the term and those that venture beyond the European and North American contexts.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • While we would welcome submissions that revisit the early modern European context to which the term enclosure has typically been applied, we strongly encourage works from any time period, especially those that critically examine the broad applicability of the term and those that venture beyond the European and North American contexts.

    Enclosures, Radically Reexamined

  • They call it "canned hunting" no matter how big the enclosure is and say it threatens the foundations of the sport.

    Is High Fence Hunting a Good Thing for Sportsmen?

  • Most of my listeners today must know England already and even those of you who have visited it once only will agree with me that the enclosure is the most far reaching feature of our scenery.

    English Landscape and Personality

  • At the southern extremity of the enclosure is a high mound, which is called the citadel, crowned with extensive ruins.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • That clear HDD enclosure is awesome!! anyone know what brand/model it is?

    Five Best Offline Backup Tools | Lifehacker Australia

  • Ballot Measure 2 was sponsored by Roger Kaseman, a lifelong North Dakota hunter who came to believe that hunting animals in an enclosure is unethical and antithetical to the American tradition of "fair chase" hunting.

    North Dakota Voters Shoot Down Proposed Hunting Ban

  • When you write a report ensure that each enclosure is clearly marked, easily distinguishable from others attached.

    How to Write a Report: Writing Reports « Articles « Literacy News

  • Nils then reviewed the troops lined up outside the penguin enclosure at the zoo, waddling down the row of uniformed soldiers, occasionally stopping to crane his neck and peer inquisitively at their crisp uniforms before being guided forward by his handler.

    Waldo Jaquith - Sir Nils Olav the penguin.

  • It would be an RSS file which could contain enclosure links to other RSS feeds.

    Lifestreams are good, uniFeeds will be better

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