Definition of Encompass

1. Verb. Include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory. "This should cover everyone in the group"

Exact synonyms: Comprehend, Cover, Embrace
Related verbs: Address, Cover, Deal, Handle, Plow, Treat
Generic synonyms: Include
Derivative terms: Comprehension, Comprehensive, Comprehensive, Encompassment

Definition of Encompass

1. v. t. To circumscribe or go round so as to surround closely; to encircle; to inclose; to environ; as, a ring encompasses the finger; an army encompasses a city; a voyage encompassing the world.

Definition of Encompass

1. Verb. (transitive) To form a circle around; to encircle. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To include completely; to describe fully or comprehensively. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To go around, especially, to circumnavigate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Encompass

1. [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encompass

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encolure
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encomber
encombered
encombering
encomberment
encombers
encomia
encomiast
encomiastic
encomiasts
encomion
encomium
encomiums
encore
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encores
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Literary usage of Encompass

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

1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... old man, that thus Thou sleepest all encompass'd by thy foes, Here lingering, though Achilles lets thee pass ? Heavy the price for Hector thou hast paid ..."

2. Introductory Hebrew Method and Manual by William Rainey Harper (1886)
"wilt encompass, they will be encompassed; (2) Thou didst encompass, -I caused to encompass, we were encompassed, thou wast caused to encompass; ..."

3. The Collected Poems of Philip Bourke Marston: Comprising "Song-tide," "All by Philip Bourke Marston, Louise Chandler Moulton (1892)
"WHEN WITH THY LIFE THOU DIDST encompass MINE. WHEN with thy life them didst encompass mine, And I beheld, as from an infinite height, Thy love stretch pure ..."

4. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"... to enclose, encompass. Spenser, FQ ii. 3. 27. embezzle, to waste, squander ; ' His bills embezzled ', Dekker, Shoemakers' Holiday, i. ..."

5. The Old and New Testament Connected, in the History of the Jews and by Humphrey Prideaux (1836)
"For he was of a most deformed countenance,1 of a short stature, and such a monstrous and.pro- minent belly therewith, as no man was able to encompass with ..."

6. The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History by William Holl, Neville Wood, Edward Mammatt (1837)
"... and sin and suffering encompass me, I will visit the grave of her who is in heaven; and as I read on the plain stone the name of Hannah Dyer, ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The repeated attempts of Heliogabalus to encompass his cousin's death were always frustrated by the soldiers. In a mutiny in favour of Alexander (11 March, ..."

8. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... old man, that thus Thou sleepest all encompass'd by thy foes, Here lingering, though Achilles lets thee pass ? Heavy the price for Hector thou hast paid ..."

9. Introductory Hebrew Method and Manual by William Rainey Harper (1886)
"wilt encompass, they will be encompassed; (2) Thou didst encompass, -I caused to encompass, we were encompassed, thou wast caused to encompass; ..."

10. The Collected Poems of Philip Bourke Marston: Comprising "Song-tide," "All by Philip Bourke Marston, Louise Chandler Moulton (1892)
"WHEN WITH THY LIFE THOU DIDST encompass MINE. WHEN with thy life them didst encompass mine, And I beheld, as from an infinite height, Thy love stretch pure ..."

11. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"... to enclose, encompass. Spenser, FQ ii. 3. 27. embezzle, to waste, squander ; ' His bills embezzled ', Dekker, Shoemakers' Holiday, i. ..."

12. The Old and New Testament Connected, in the History of the Jews and by Humphrey Prideaux (1836)
"For he was of a most deformed countenance,1 of a short stature, and such a monstrous and.pro- minent belly therewith, as no man was able to encompass with ..."

13. The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History by William Holl, Neville Wood, Edward Mammatt (1837)
"... and sin and suffering encompass me, I will visit the grave of her who is in heaven; and as I read on the plain stone the name of Hannah Dyer, ..."

14. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The repeated attempts of Heliogabalus to encompass his cousin's death were always frustrated by the soldiers. In a mutiny in favour of Alexander (11 March, ..."

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