encase

verb
en·​case | \ in-ˈkās How to pronounce encase (audio) , en-\
encased; encasing; encases

Definition of encase

transitive verb

: to enclose in or as if in a case

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Examples of encase in a Sentence

Ice encased the trees and power lines after the storm. fear of the outside world can encase a person just as surely as stone walls

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Giant decals that encase cars with corporate logos and brand messages. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "Some Uber, Lyft drivers have a side hustle: mobile billboards," 6 Apr. 2018 Pushing makeup into the realm of watercolor painting, abstract, multicolored washes of color encased the gazes at Eckhaus Latta, while nail statements veered into jewelry territory with arresting pearl detail at Adeam. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "7 Beauty Trends That Ruled the New York Runways This Weekend," 11 Feb. 2019 During a military parade in April last year, North Korea also showed off very large, apparently intercontinental, ballistic missiles encased in tubes or canisters, indicating that the North was also developing cold launch long-range missiles. New York Times, "North Korea Razes Missile Test Facility Ahead of Meeting With Trump," 7 June 2018 You’re greeted by a lobby featuring a single look encased in glass. Jordan Roth, Vogue, "Jordan Roth: A Man’s View on the Haute Couture," 28 Jan. 2019 They roast encased in their skins and can be squeezed out and spread on crusty French bread. Jan Uebelherr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Taxes filed? Celebrate (or commiserate) with a party," 14 Apr. 2018 Most notably, the body recognizes the invading electrodes and encases them in scar tissue. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Oscillating brain goes regular before migraine pain hits," 15 Aug. 2018 The men's dressing room, encased in mahogany wood and brass finishes, leads into a private office complete with it's own private balcony. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "This NYC Apartment Features Stunning Views Of Central Park For $39.5 Million," 30 Dec. 2018 Gold ornaments made by the Calima people of Colombia were used in rituals in which leaders were all but encased, head to foot, in the gleaming metal. Susan Delson, WSJ, "Bling Through the Ages," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of encase

1633, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of encase was in 1633

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More Definitions for encase

encase

verb

English Language Learners Definition of encase

: to completely cover (something)

encase

verb
en·​case | \ in-ˈkās How to pronounce encase (audio) \
encased; encasing

Kids Definition of encase

: to cover or surround : enclose in or as if in a case … doctors had … encased the numb side of his body in a cast.— William H. Armstrong, Sounder

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