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

  • n. The act of enclosing.
  • n. The state of being enclosed.
  • n. Something enclosed: a business letter with a supplemental enclosure.
  • n. Something that encloses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inclosure. See inclosure.

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

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


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