from The Century Dictionary.

  • To close or shut in; environ or encompass, as a space, or an object or objects within a space; cover or shut up on all sides; include or confine: as, to inclose land with a fence; to inclose a letter in an envelop.
  • To insert in the same cover or inclosure with an original or the main letter, report, or other paper in a matter: as, he inclosed a report of the proceedings.
  • To put into harness.

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

  • transitive verb To surround; to shut in; to confine on all sides; to include; to shut up; to encompass
  • transitive verb To put within a case, envelope, or the like; to fold (a thing) within another or into the same parcel.
  • transitive verb To separate from common grounds by a fence.
  • transitive verb obsolete To put into harness; to harness.

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  • verb UK Alternative form of enclose.

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

  • verb surround completely
  • verb introduce


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  • We build upon a rock when interdicting plagiarism; but on sand when we make that term inclose author-theft and author-borrowing.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.

  • He doth depopulate mine office; otherwise called inclose ....


  • "Minor Letters;" and such as inclose receipts, photographs, etc.,

    Harper's Young People, January 13, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly

  • The difference consists principally in an account of pretty long standing for books supplied from time to time and which account we now inclose.

    Letter 418

  • "Dear Pa…the piece I inclose is perfectly fresh and was taken from an infant's arm yesterday…" read the letter.

    'Bizarre Bits' Exhibition Took a Strange Turn When Feds Arrived

  • I had many thoughts about poor Cousin Mason, and feel relieved from them by what has taken place, though I doubt you will run short of the possibles before I get home, so I inclose a 2 Pound Note for I have taken for the free three Harps, and do not spend much — I will now tell you more of my late proceedings.

    Letter 194

  • We inclose the statement of account which leaves us still creditors, owing principally to the unfavourable sale of the 'Remains'; and some additions must very shortly be made to the balance by the expenses of new editions of the Rural Tales and

    Letter 409

  • I inclose a statement of the Debtor & creditor account of the 'Remains' in order to show how far the sale to the present moment will set off against the expences yet unpaid.

    Letter 405

  • Our grave mistake had been in not forming the wagon-circle so as to inclose the spring.

    Chapter 13

  • I have sold off everything (at an alarming sacrifice, I am sorry to say) and inclose draft for net amount.



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