verb (used with object)
Related formsen·com·pass·ment, nounun·en·com·passed, adjective
Examples from the Web for encompassed
They encompassed diversity of many kinds, sex-worker rights, and labor rights.Organic, Fair-Trade Porn: On the Hunt for Ethical Smut|Rachel Kramer Bussel|April 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The exceptions carved out by the court “encompassed our entire agenda.”
When Dido came to Africa she bought of the natives "as much land as could be encompassed with a bull's hide."Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Prague is the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, which, as if protected by nature, is encompassed round with high mountains.
The tribunal of Hellebicus and Caesarius, encompassed with armed soldiers, was erected in the midst of the Forum.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
He could not doubt it was encompassed by spies; he could not but attend the seizure, the crisis, the outcome."Persons Unknown"|Virginia Tracy
The peasants had encompassed all the footways, though they were mostly of a mind that the Earl had made off to his ships.