verb (used with object), en·claved, en·clav·ing.
- encke's comet,
- encke's division,
- enclosed order,
Origin of enclave
Examples from the Web for enclave
Because Boone is a Democratic enclave thanks in part to the college students.In North Carolina, GOP Overreach May Be More Unpopular Than Obama|Dean Obeidallah|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In an ultra-Orthodox enclave of upstate New York, a former student has accused a principal of sex acts.This 'Holy Guy'—and Grandfather of 100—Is Accused of Sexually Abusing a Student|Batya Ungar-Sargon|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Property worth £350m was unoccupied on The Bishops Avenue, an exclusive street in a north London enclave.
Are the settlers occupying the enclave in Hebron that Netanyahu wishes to solidify willing to become Palestinian citizens?
Its smugglers are a vital lifeline between that Hamas-ruled enclave and the outside world.
We camped at Nsentaru Ferry, forbidden to cross, as the enclave between the two rivers is unadministered territory.A Civil Servant in Burma|Herbert Thirkel White
It was a three-room apartment that looked almost as old and as disreputable as the rooms in the Enclave.
The small republic of San Marino is the only other enclave in Italian territory.
This tiny "enclave" in French territory presented many advantages over the German Dukedoms.Marse Henry (Vol. 2)|Henry Watterson
I just thought I'd tell you about the doings in the Enclave when we land.
Word Origin for enclave
1868, from French enclave, from Old French enclaver "enclose, comprise, include" (13c.), from Late Latin inclavare "shut in, lock up," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + clavis "key" (see slot (n.2)). Enclaved "surrounded by land owned by another" is attested in English from mid-15c., from Middle French enclaver.