enclose

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verb en·close \in-ˈklōz, en-\
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\in-ˈklōz\

Definition of enclose

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a (1) :  to close in :  surround enclose a porch with glass (2) :  to fence off (common land) for individual useb :  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 in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology 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


ENCLOSE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of enclose for English Language Learners

  • : to surround (something)

  • : to put something around (something)

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


ENCLOSE Defined for Kids

enclose

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verb en·close \in-ˈklōz\

Definition of enclose for Students

enclosed

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enclosing

  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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