- 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 enclosed
With Mac and Jesse we wanted to establish a friendship that was mostly a product of their common situation and enclosed world.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark
November 28, 2014
A couple weeks later, Russ got a letter from the man, with something like $38.17 enclosed.The Great Russ Hemenway
March 3, 2014
The enclosed folder, ‘Interrogation Techniques,’ was prepared in my Medical Division to provide you with a suitable background.What Cold War CIA Interrogators Learned from the Nazis
February 11, 2014
They are enclosed, usually with hard tops and heaters and roll down windows.WSJ: Apple Cuts iPhone Parts Orders on Disappointing Demand
January 15, 2013
Just for the record, the Vatican, enclosed in a few square blocks of Rome, has less than 1,000 residents.MAP: How The World Voted On Palestine
November 30, 2012
Enclosed is a letter which I wish may be forwarded as soon as possible.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
When she arrived at San Francisco she found that the enclosed sheet was missing.Her Father's Daughter
After long hesitation, she enclosed a check to cover expenses.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
But I had just finished the enclosed transcription of one I had been writing.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
And, above all, enclosed within that frame was a lion heart.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
- 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 enclosed
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.