verb (used with object), en·cir·cled, en·cir·cling.
Related formsen·cir·cle·ment, nounun·en·cir·cled, adjective
Examples from the Web for encircle
Some religious groups even plan to encircle the courthouse on Monday to pray.Online Activism, Nationwide Protests Deepen Ahead of Supreme Court Health-Care Hearing|Daniel Stone|March 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Wang's silver cuffs and earrings that encircle the ear, outfitted with dagger-like appendages, were far from demure.
At all events, Sylvander, the storms of life will quickly pass, and one unbounded spring encircle all.Robert Burns|Gabriel Setoun
Outwardly, a line of monasteries flanked with towers appeared to encircle the city.Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)|Charles Morris
It would have been the easiest thing for Gaga to encircle her with his arm, but he did not do so.Coquette|Frank Swinnerton
The next specimen is less satisfactory, because devoid of the hope that should encircle the death of the Christian.Curious Epitaphs|William Andrews
A ludicrously insufficient force was attempting to encircle a larger and better equipped one.Sir John French|Cecil Chisholm