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
incloseland 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
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.
He doth depopulate mine office; otherwise called inclose ....
"Minor Letters;" and such as inclose receipts, photographs, etc.,
The difference consists principally in an account of pretty long standing for books supplied from time to time and which account we now inclose.
"Dear Pa…the piece I inclose is perfectly fresh and was taken from an infant's arm yesterday…" read the letter.
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.
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
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.
Our grave mistake had been in not forming the wagon-circle so as to inclose the spring.
I have sold off everything (at an alarming sacrifice, I am sorry to say) and inclose draft for net amount.