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
The probes have mostly cleared him of any wrongdoing, though some are ongoing and none of them encompassed the soap opera.
This Brown Bottom peninsula in Owen, County, across from Lockport, in Henry County, once encompassed the little river town of Gratz.
The completely interactive, all-encompassing rooms are covered in mirrors on all sides; one of them will only be viewable through two peepholes, while the other invites visitors to step inside and experience the room from its interior.
That encompassed preseason and regular season practices and games.
Pop stardom back then was beginning to be more all-encompassing, and the rise of MTV helped transform the game into one that was as much optical as aural—something Madonna understood intuitively.
Results for the region – which encompasses Louisville and its six surrounding counties, including Southern Indiana – also show drug use among employees has steadily increased over the past five years.
The four greenhouses will encompass 128,000 square feet and provide an additional 10 percent in space.
This month’s events in the city encompass everything from the Castro Street Fair to the week-long Litquake, a chance to indulge your inner beatnik.
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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
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