from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of enclosure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of inclosing; the state of being inclosed, shut up, or encompassed; the separation of land from common ground by a fence.
  • n. That which is inclosed or placed within something; a thing contained; a space inclosed or fenced up.
  • n. That which incloses; a barrier or fence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of inclosing, or the state of being inclosed.
  • n. The separation and appropriation of land by means of a fence; hence, the appropriation of things common; reduction to private possession.
  • n. That which incloses; anything that environs, encompasses, or incloses within limits.
  • n. That which is inclosed or shut in;a space or an object surrounded or enveloped. Specifically
  • n. A tract of land surrounded by a fence, hedge, or equivalent protection, together with such fence or hedge.
  • n. A letter or paper inclosed with another in an envelop. See Inclose, 2.

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

  • n. the act of enclosing something inside something else
  • n. something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter


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