Examples of encircle in a Sentence
A crowd of reporters encircled the mayor.
communication satellites encircling the earth
Recent Examples of encircle from the Web
In 2009, a US commercial satellite tore through a Russian military satellite, each bursting into a debris cloud that encircled the planet.
The magnetic field, now supplied by graceful hoops of wire encircling the blimp, weakens to a mere six times Earth's field as the field lines spread out.
A mound near the center of the park encircled by several trees makes for a sort of natural amphitheater.
The living area was encircled with a band of white wall, to contrast with the rough wood floors and ceiling.
A red brick engraved with the Best Family name, encircled with white roses and stones, served as a small memorial in the church courtyard.
The 30-foot-tall mound of rock, shell and sand encircling the lake is considered one of the country’s most at risk of failing.
Beach-town mayors had their waters encircled with fences and netting.
Meanwhile, American forces encircled the embassy, and based on reports that Noriega was an opera lover who despised rock ’n’ roll, began blaring loud music.
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Origin and Etymology of encircle
Middle English enserclen
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of encircle for English Language Learners
: to form a circle around (someone or something) : to surround (someone or something)
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