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enclose

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verb en·close \in-ˈklōz, en-\

Simple Definition of enclose

  • : to surround (something)

  • : to put something around (something)

  • : to include (something) with a letter or in a package

Full Definition of enclose

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a (1) :  to close in :  surround <enclose a porch with glass> (2) :  to fence off (common land) for individual use b :  to hold in :  confine

  3. 2 :  to include along with something else in a parcel or envelope <a check is enclosed herewith>

Examples of enclose

  1. The pie's flaky crust encloses a fruit filling.

  2. Enclose the fish in foil and bake.

  3. She enclosed a photo with the card.

  4. Please enclose a check with your application.

  5. Enclosed with this letter are the tickets you ordered.



Variants of enclose

also in·close \in-\

Origin of enclose

Middle English, probably from enclos enclosed, from Anglo-French, past participle of enclore to enclose, from Vulgar Latin *inclaudere, alteration of Latin includere — more at include


First Known Use: 14th century


ENCLOSE Defined for Kids

enclose

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verb en·close \in-ˈklōz\

Definition of enclose

en·closeden·clos·ing

  1. 1 :  to close in :  surround <The porch is enclosed with glass.>

  2. 2 :  to hold in :  confine <He enclosed the animals in a pen.>

  3. 3 :  to put in the same package or envelope with something else





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