en·​closed in-ˈklōzd How to pronounce enclosed (audio)
variants or less commonly inclosed
: closed in or fenced off
an enclosed yard
an enclosed porch
Even a small fire in the enclosed area of a mine shaft can create a tremendous amount of smoke.Dorothy Stripp
: included along with something else in a parcel or envelope
You may be interested in the enclosed clipping from today's paper.E. B. White

Examples of enclosed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These clips were filmed in the same small enclosed area, believed to be on a porch, the Honolulu Civil Beat reports. Kc Baker, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 The gas can build up in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces, which can poison people and animals who breathe it in, the center said. USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2024 Before entering an enclosed area, such as the engine room, motor rooms or cargo compressor rooms on an LNG tanker, workers should test the atmosphere to determine whether combustible or toxic gases are present. Sarah Martin, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 That person then brought some items into the enclosed area, and the sheriff said investigators believe the items were used to help the men escape. CBS News, 24 Oct. 2023 The high-efficiency dual filtration system not only rids your floor of dirt and grime but also removes dust and pollen from the air around it while the enclosed canister holds up to a gallon of debris. Wendy Vazquez, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Jan. 2024 These rides are rain or shine thanks to the comfortable, beautiful (and enclosed) antique coaches. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 25 Sep. 2023 The living room, larger than most people’s homes, has never-ending ocean views in both directions and includes several seating areas and direct access to the enclosed balcony. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 4 Oct. 2023 The bike looks almost like a rocket, the driver belted in, wrapped in a fireproof suit and tucked in an enclosed cockpit, but Robinson says the experience on course is largely unchanged. Elana Scherr, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of enclosed was circa 1552

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“Enclosed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enclosed. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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