enclosure

noun en·clo·sure \ in-ˈklō-zhər , en- \
variants: or less commonly inclosure play \in-ˈklō-zhər\

Definition of enclosure

1 :the act or action of enclosing :the quality or state of being enclosed
2 :something that encloses
3 :something enclosed
  • a letter with two enclosures

Examples of enclosure in a Sentence

  1. During the day the horses are kept in an enclosure.

  2. a letter with two enclosures

  3. One of the enclosures was a photograph.

  4. the enclosure of a photograph with a letter

  5. the enclosure of the garden

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First Known Use of enclosure

15th century

enclosure Synonyms


ENCLOSURE Defined for English Language Learners

enclosure

noun

Definition of enclosure for English Language Learners

  • : an area that is surrounded by a wall, fence, etc. : an enclosed space

  • : something that is included with a letter or in a package

  • : the act of enclosing something


ENCLOSURE Defined for Kids

enclosure

noun en·clo·sure \ in-ˈklō-zhər \

Definition of enclosure for Students

1 :the act of closing in or surrounding
  • enclosure of the animals
2 :a space that is closed in
  • The sheep escaped their enclosure.
3 :the act of including with a letter or package
  • enclosure of a photo
4 :something included with a letter or package


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