- to shut or hem in; close in on all sides: a valley enclosed by tall mountains.
- to surround, as with a fence or wall: to enclose land.
- to insert in the same envelope, package, or the like: He enclosed a check. A book was sent with the bill enclosed.
- to hold or contain: His letter enclosed a check.
- Roman Catholic Church.
Origin of enclose
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Examples from the Web for enclose
This might have inspired Wright to enclose part of his Anna Karenina inside a theater, as if a Chekhov play is being mounted.‘The Trial’ & More Top Film Adaptations of Literary Classics (VIDEO)
November 24, 2012
I will enclose the second payment of her fee in a letter which I am writing to her.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
Could one live far from one's bulbs, when they enclose the grand black tulip?The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
I open this to enclose the general's letter, which will explain every thing.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
I enclose the copy of my letter to my sister, which you are desirous to see.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
But I have a circlet of diamonds which can enclose all living creatures.The Chinese Fairy Book
- to close; hem in; surround
- to surround (land) with or as if with a fence
- to put in an envelope or wrapper, esp together with a letter
- to contain or hold
Word Origin and History for enclose
Specific sense of "to fence in waste or common ground" for the purpose of cultivation or to give it to private owners, is from c.1500. Meaning "place a document with a letter for transmission" is from 1707. Related: Enclosed; enclosing.