[ en-klohz ]
/ ɛnˈkloʊz /
verb (used with object), en·closed, en·clos·ing.
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.
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Origin of enclose
OTHER WORDS FROM enclose
en·clos·a·ble, adjectiveen·clos·er, nounpre·en·close, verb (used with object), pre·en·closed, pre·en·clos·ing.re·en·close, verb (used with object), re·en·closed, re·en·clos·ing.
self-en·closed, adjectiveun·en·closed, adjective
Words nearby enclose
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Example sentences 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|Clayton Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for encloser
/ (ɪnˈkləʊz) /
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
Derived forms of encloseenclosable or inclosable, adjectiveencloser or incloser, noun
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