something that encloses, as a fence or wall.
something that is enclosed in or along with something else, as a photograph sent in a letter.
an area, such as a plot of ground or an indoor surface, surrounded by a fence, rope, or other barrier.
the separation and appropriation of land by means of a fence.
an act or instance of enclosing.
the state of being enclosed.
Roman Catholic Church. the part of a monastery or convent canonically separated or restricted as the living quarters of the religious, which a person may leave only with special permission or gain entrance to by special dispensation.
- Also in·clo·sure [in-kloh-zher] /ɪnˈkloʊ ʒər/ .
- non·en·clo·sure, noun
- pre·en·clo·sure, noun
- sem·i·en·clo·sure, noun
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How to use enclosure in a sentence
In later lab experiments, the researchers placed brown tree snakes inside an enclosure with a wide pole.Newfound technique allows some tree snakes to climb wide trees | Maria Temming | February 1, 2021 | Science News For Students
Asus ROG Flow X13 with XG Mobile eGPUAs stated before, you can’t cram a full-fledged desktop GPU into a laptop, which is where external GPU enclosures come into play.
With every vote at a premium, workers had constructed an enclosure in a balcony overlooking the House chamber so lawmakers exposed to or testing positive for the coronavirus could more safely vote.
The word “garden” originally referred to “a sense of enclosure,” explains the North Carolinian’s statement.In the galleries: Up to his elbows in watery works and lustrous prints | Mark Jenkins | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
The silver menorah, shielded from the wind by a tall, narrow glass enclosure, was too deep to be easily lit with a tiny match.Carter would make history lighting a Hanukkah menorah. But first, he needed a longer match. | Michael Kranish | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Park employees helped John quit tobacco by way of a butts-proof glass enclosure, a drastic change in diet, and regular exercise.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence | Bill Schulz | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At his signal, a gate at the far end of the enclosure was swung open.
The bulls ran through the crowd, and into another pen at the opposite end of the enclosure.
It will also ensure that there can be no fire inside the enclosure, thus adding another layer of protection to the battery system.Passenger Flights Must Stop Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo | Clive Irving | May 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This enclosure will isolate the battery from the rest of the equipment in the electronic bays.Passenger Flights Must Stop Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo | Clive Irving | May 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A cannon-ball crashed through the mud wall and bounded across the enclosure.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Chumru quickly picked out the house of a zemindar, or land-owner, which stood in its own walled enclosure behind a clump of trees.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
"I received this letter by the afternoon mail," said Mr. Carr, taking one from the safe enclosure of his pocket-book.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
To make sure of his game he had likewise ceiled the upper room all around, including the enclosure of the stairs.The Staircase At The Hearts Delight | Anna Katharine Green (Mrs. Charles Rohlfs)
The slips must go in another enclosure, I suspect, owing to their beastly bulk.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for enclosure
the act of enclosing or state of being enclosed
a region or area enclosed by or as if by a fence
the act of appropriating land, esp common land, by putting a hedge or other barrier around it
history such acts as were carried out at various periods in England, esp between the 12th and 14th centuries and finally in the 18th and 19th centuries
a fence, wall, etc, that serves to enclose
something, esp a supporting document, enclosed within an envelope or wrapper, esp together with a letter
British a section of a sports ground, racecourse, etc, allotted to certain spectators
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