- 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 encloser
An author's first or second play is important mainly—to use Whitman's phrase—as "an encloser of things to be."The Theory of the Theatre
- 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 encloser
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.