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
As a spectrum, autism encompasses developmental disabilities ranging from slight to severe.
Allen represents some 700,000 residents in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in D.C., which encompasses more than the Capitol dome than others might associate with the name.
Spetsnaz is a broad term in the Russian military that encompasses counter-terrorism strike teams, elite assault forces and special units of the FSB.
Harper, now lieutenant over the River Patrol, oversaw dozens of officers in the division, which encompasses most West End neighborhoods, including Algonquin, California, Chickasaw, Park Duvalle, Parkland and Shawnee.
The filing reflects the complexity of the multi-defendant case and highlights that what was disclosed by prosecutors in the initial indictments does not encompass all the evidence collected.
These global races encompass the most difficult terrain in Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula.
Nobody had the nerve to challenge his all-encompassing power.
Laland is a high-profile advocate for the idea of niche construction, a term from evolutionary theory that encompasses burrows, beaver dams and nests of birds and termites.
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Origin and Etymology of encompass
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of encompass for English Language Learners
: to include (something) as a part
: to cover or surround (an area)
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