Examples of encompass in a Sentence
The district encompasses most of the downtown area.
a neighborhood encompassed by a highway
Recent Examples of encompass from the Web
In January, a 2014 graduate of the school filed a lawsuit that encompasses the extent of the damage.
This UNESCO World Heritage site encompasses the Upper Town, on top of city high-point Cap Diamant, and the Lower Town which surrounds Place Royale.
Kern County, an agricultural area that encompasses Bakersfield and stretches into the Mojave Desert, had the highest number of cases in 2016, with about 40 percent of the statewide total.
Sometime in the years leading up to September 17, 2011, zombies had gone from being associated with a terror of mob rule to the promise of release from an inescapably all-encompassing system.
That area encompasses three U.S. Census tracts and a portion of a third that is also in the Joppa ZIP code.
Season Two will crisscross the map to encompass 24 states, including North Carolina, Vermont, New York, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Oregon and Washington.
Located along a 26-mile stretch on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast, South Walton encompasses a strand of 16 acclaimed beach neighborhoods, each with its own unique style and flavor.
As a spectrum, autism encompasses developmental disabilities ranging from slight to severe.
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Origin and Etymology of encompass
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscircle, compass, embrace, encircle, enclose (also inclose), surround, environ, gird, girdle, ring, wreathe
Antonymsexclude, leave (out), miss out [British], omit
Related Wordscircumscribe, close in, cordon (off), fence (in), hem (in), wall; beset, besiege, entrench (also intrench), invest, swarm
Near Antonymsban, bar, debar, preclude, prevent, prohibit; deny, refuse, reject; eliminate, except, rule out; lose, mislay, misplace
ENCOMPASS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of encompass for English Language Learners
: to include (something) as a part
: to cover or surround (an area)
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