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.

5. Enclosed with this letter are the tickets you ordered.

Recent Examples of enclose from the Web

• Working one at a time, brush the rim of each circle with the egg wash and fold the circle in half, enclosing the filling.
• The old cypress pieux fence is often seen enclosing Pointe Coupee gardens.
• The car wash facility would be located along the east property line and would be fully enclosed, village officials said.
• The restaurant is large with extensive indoor, outdoor and enclosed patio dining areas.
• One amendment increased the amount borrowed for a systemic renovation of Bel Air Elementary School's HVAC system as well as to enclose open space classrooms, from $1.98 million to$3.97 million.
• As a fail-safe, the motherboard is enclosed in a mesh sleeve that can’t be unscrewed, cracked, or even bored through, thanks to a circuit lining the interior that shatters at the touch of a drill bit.
• The battery pack (4 AA batteries not included) is safely secured in a slim, screw-closure plastic case accessed by unzipping the water-resistant nylon liner that permanently encloses the 23.5-by-12-.75-inch polyurethane foam mat.
• Carl said the project is substantially different than the gargantuan Walmart distribution center announced last year, which will enclose more than 2 million square feet and handle shipments of goods coming in through the Port of Mobile.

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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

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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

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verb en·close \in-ˈklōz\

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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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