encircle

verb en·cir·cle \ in-ˈsər-kəl , en- \

Definition of encircle

transitive verb
1 :to form a circle around :surround
2 :to pass completely around

encirclement

play \in-ˈsər-kəl-mənt, en-\ noun

Examples of encircle in a Sentence

  1. A crowd of reporters encircled the mayor.

  2. communication satellites encircling the earth

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Origin and Etymology of encircle

Middle English enserclen


ENCIRCLE Defined for English Language Learners

encircle

verb

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

verb en·cir·cle \ in-ˈsər-kəl \

Definition of encircle for Students

encircled; encircling
1 :to make a circle around :surround
  • A deep moat encircles the castle.
2 :to go completely around
  • The dogs encircled the sheep.


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