enclosure

noun

en·​clo·​sure in-ˈklō-zhər How to pronounce enclosure (audio)
en-
variants or less commonly inclosure
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

During the day the horses are kept in an enclosure. a letter with two enclosures One of the enclosures was a photograph. the enclosure of a photograph with a letter the enclosure of the garden
Recent Examples on the Web Flaco, the Eurasian eagle-owl who escaped from his Central Park Zoo enclosure at the southern end of the park and lived free in the city for more than a year, had died just over a week earlier, after apparently striking a residential building. Lauren Oster, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Apr. 2024 Applicants must submit photos of their burrow, the overall tortoise enclosure, shade areas, placement of a water dish and access to food and a diagram of the enclosure with dimensions. Hayleigh Evans, The Arizona Republic, 12 Apr. 2024 Passive bass radiators fire out both ends of the enclosure to enhance the sound. PCMAG, 11 Apr. 2024 Detectives are trying to establish a timeline as to when the stones were last confirmed to be inside the memorial enclosures and are reviewing surveillance video in the area, police say. Nicole Lopez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10 Apr. 2024 The oval transducer, wider at the top than at the base, is roughly the size of the earcup and occupies the entire driver enclosure. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 9 Apr. 2024 The best animal of the day was the perfect bald eagle at Cleveland’s Museum of Natural History, roosting high in his enclosure, taking in the morning sunlight and warmth, heedless of the fact that the source of that light would, before the afternoon was out, be obscured. Jeffrey Kluger, TIME, 8 Apr. 2024 List each person who receives the letter and what each person receives (e.g., list every enclosure sent). Martin Shenkman, Forbes, 24 Feb. 2024 Take a look → Mysterious wooden train car — almost 100 years old — unearthed in Belgium, photos show Among the more peculiar findings was a monument composed of three round enclosures, one of which resembles a horseshoe. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 5 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of enclosure was in the 15th century

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“Enclosure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enclosure. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

enclosure

noun
en·​clo·​sure
variants also inclosure
in-ˈklō-zhər
1
: the act of enclosing : the state of being enclosed
2
: an enclosed space
3
: something (as a fence) that encloses
4
: something enclosed
a letter with two enclosures

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