encompass

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verb en·com·pass \in-ˈkəm-pəs, en- also -ˈkäm-\

Definition of encompass

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to form a circle about :  encloseb obsolete :  to go completely around

  3. 2a :  envelopb :  include, comprehend a plan that encompasses a number of aims

  4. 3 :  bring about, accomplish encompass a task

encompassment

play \in-ˈkəm-pə-smənt, en- also -ˈkäm-\ noun

Examples of encompass in a sentence

  1. The district encompasses most of the downtown area.

  2. a neighborhood encompassed by a highway

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Origin and Etymology of encompass

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


ENCOMPASS Defined for English Language Learners

encompass

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verb en·com·pass \in-ˈkəm-pəs, en- also -ˈkäm-\

Definition of encompass for English Language Learners

  • : to include (something) as a part

  • : to cover or surround (an area)


ENCOMPASS Defined for Kids

encompass

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verb en·com·pass \in-ˈkəm-pəs\

Definition of encompass for Students

encompassed

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encompassing

  1. 1 :  to cover or surround :  encircle Mountains encompass the peaceful valley.

  2. 2 :  include The subject of social studies encompasses history, civics, and geography.



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