verb (used with object), en·cir·cled, en·cir·cling.
Origin of encircle
Related Words for encirclementclosure, restriction, stoppage, roadblock, barricade, siege, encirclement, clog, bar, wall, stop, snag, obstruction, obstacle, impediment, hindrance, infarct, infarction, embolus
Examples from the Web for encirclement
Contemporary Examples of encirclement
The report however claimed that “in the last two weeks, only four groups of seven to 18 people have left the encirclement.”Ukrainian Troops Retreat From Russian Border, Leaving 100 Kilometers Open to Invasion
August 12, 2014
Historical Examples of encirclement
The fable of the war of defence was helped out with the fable of encirclement.The War in the Air; Vol. 1
The English "arrangement" consisted in the encirclement of Germany.
It was now a salient threatened with encirclement on the north and south.A Short History of the Great War
A. F. Pollard
By the shadow's echo of his movements, he could trace a vague outline of encirclement.Shock Treatment
The union of these ambitions in a common course of action, duly planned, is what we call the "policy of encirclement."