encircle

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verb en·cir·cle \in-ˈsər-kəl, en-\

Definition of encircle

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form a circle around :  surround

  3. 2 :  to pass completely around

encirclement

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of encircle in a sentence

  1. A crowd of reporters encircled the mayor.

  2. <communication satellites encircling the earth>

Origin and Etymology of encircle

Middle English enserclen


First Known Use: 15th century


ENCIRCLE Defined for English Language Learners

encircle

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verb en·cir·cle \in-ˈsər-kəl, en-\

Definition of encircle for English Language Learners

  • : to form a circle around (someone or something) : to surround (someone or something)


ENCIRCLE Defined for Kids

encircle

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verb en·cir·cle \in-ˈsər-kəl\

Definition of encircle for Students

encircled

encircling

  1. 1 :  to make a circle around :  surround <A deep moat encircles the castle.>

  2. 2 :  to go completely around <The dogs encircled the sheep.>



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