Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of encompassing, or the state of being encompassed.
  • noun Circumlocution in speaking; periphrasis.

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

  • noun The act of surrounding, or the state of being surrounded; circumvention.

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

  • noun The act of surrounding, or the state of being surrounded.

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

  • noun including entirely

Etymologies

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encompass +‎ -ment

Examples

  • It's not so much a truly original story with regards to the subject matter, but the global encompassment, coupled with the avoidance of being violently gratuitous make for a one-of-a-kind book.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • It's not so much a truly original story with regards to the subject matter, but the global encompassment, coupled with the avoidance of being violently gratuitous make for a one-of-a-kind book.

    Rabid Reads: "World War Z" by Max Brooks

  • The woman's vagina is penetrable and engulfing, her menstrual blood is a primary abject pollutant, while her capacity to give birth raises the subject's terror of encompassment and subsequent loss of self.

    Logan Nakyanzi Pollard: Lake of Fire

  • She hesitated, moved her hips so that her body curved behind me, thighs warm and round against mine, offering encompassment and refuge.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • He is, Himself, that outer, He the encompassment and measure of all things; or rather He is within, at the innermost depth; the outer, circling round Him, so to speak, and wholly dependent upon Him, is Reason-Principle and Intellectual-Principle-or becomes Intellectual-Principle by contact with Him and in the degree of that contact and dependence; for from Him it takes the being which makes it

    The Six Enneads.

  • But now, as under the spell of a new encompassment of her own weaving, she seemed to revert to her former self, sinking, relaxed, into a wicker lounge beside the basin, one long and shapely hand in the water, the other idle in her lap.

    The Inside of the Cup — Complete

  • But now, as under the spell of a new encompassment of her own weaving, she seemed to revert to her former self, sinking, relaxed, into a wicker lounge beside the basin, one long and shapely hand in the water, the other idle in her lap.

    The Inside of the Cup — Volume 03

  • But now, as under the spell of a new encompassment of her own weaving, she seemed to revert to her former self, sinking, relaxed, into a wicker lounge beside the basin, one long and shapely hand in the water, the other idle in her lap.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • Money, indeed, if certain ill-natured gossip of tradesmen be true, has been an inconsiderable factor in the encompassment of this sartorial distinction.

    The Spenders A Tale of the Third Generation

  • But this encompassment of her own characterization, based on shreds of convention, peopled by phantoms and voices antipathetic to her, was a sorry and mistaken creation of Tess's fancy -- a cloud of moral hobgoblins by which she was terrified without reason.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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