Definition of Enclose

1. Verb. Enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering. "Fog enveloped the house"

Exact synonyms: Enfold, Envelop, Enwrap, Wrap
Generic synonyms: Cover
Specialized synonyms: Benight, Tube, Capsulate, Capsule, Capsulise, Capsulize, Engulf, Sheathe, Cocoon, Bathe, Cover, Enshroud, Hide, Shroud
Derivative terms: Enclosing, Enclosure, Enclosure, Enfolding, Envelopment, Wrap



2. Verb. Close in. "Darkness enclosed him"
Exact synonyms: Confine, Hold In
Generic synonyms: Bear, Carry, Contain, Hold
Specialized synonyms: Border, Bound, Embank, Rail, Rail In, Box In, Box Up, Frame
Derivative terms: Confinement, Enclosure, Enclosure

3. Verb. Surround completely. "They closed in the porch with a fence"

4. Verb. Introduce. "Insert your ticket here"

Definition of Enclose

1. v. t. To inclose. See Inclose.

Definition of Enclose

1. Verb. (transitive) To surround with a wall, fence, &c. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To insert into a container, usually an envelope or package. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To hold or contain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enclose

1. to close in on all sides [v -CLOSED, -CLOSING, -CLOSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enclose

enclaving
enclin'd
encline
enclined
enclines
enclises
enclisis
enclitic
enclitically
enclitics
encloister
encloistered
encloistering
encloisters
enclosable
enclose (current term)
enclosed
enclosed space
encloser
enclosers
encloses
enclosing
enclosure
enclosures
enclothe
enclothed
enclothes
encloud
enclouded
enclouding

Literary usage of Enclose

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"I enclose an order on the Times. I did n't know precisely how to word it for I don't know how many of my letters he has published. ..."

2. The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses by George Washington, Jared Sparks (1834)
"I enclose your Honor the sentence of a general court- martial, which was held here upon a sergeant for running away with his party. ..."

3. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"I am very sorry it is not in my power to enclose to Congress the English papers ... SIR : I have the honor to enclose a few newspapers, received by the last ..."

4. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"Spenser, FQ v. 11. 48 ; to become less, to be diminished, id., v. 4. 8. See Diet. (sv Impair). empale, to surround, enclose. Sackville, Induction, st. ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"... but after much study of this point I am convinced that unusual as it is there is not enough endoderm to enclose these ova, but only a very small amount ..."

6. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"piquets on each side, when the terms were settled and ratified before midnight; a copy of which I have the honour to enclose.i Naval Chronicle, voL xxi. p. ..."

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