enclose

[en-klohz]
verb (used with object), enclosed, enclosing.
1.
to shut or hem in; close in on all sides: a valley enclosed by tall mountains.
2.
to surround, as with a fence or wall: to enclose land.
3.
to insert in the same envelope, package, or the like: He enclosed a check. A book was sent with the bill enclosed.
4.
to hold or contain: His letter enclosed a check.
5.
Roman Catholic Church.
a.
to restrict to the enclosure of a monastery or convent.
b.
(of a monastery, convent, church, etc.) to establish or fix the boundary of an enclosure.
Also, inclose.


Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English en-, inclosen. See in-1, close

enclosable, adjective
encloser, noun
preenclose, verb (used with object), preenclosed, preenclosing.
reenclose, verb (used with object), reenclosed, reenclosing.
self-enclosed, adjective
unenclosed, adjective


1, 2. encircle, encompass, ring, girdle.
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enclose or inclose (ɪnˈkləʊz)
 
vb
1.  to close; hem in; surround
2.  to surround (land) with or as if with a fence
3.  to put in an envelope or wrapper, esp together with a letter
4.  to contain or hold
 
inclose or inclose
 
vb
 
en'closable or inclose
 
adj
 
in'closable or inclose
 
adj
 
en'closer or inclose
 
n
 
in'closer or inclose
 
n

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Word Origin & History

enclose
early 14c., from en- + close (v.). Specific sense of "to fence in waste or common ground" for the purpose of cultivation or to give it to private owners, is from c.1500. Meaning "place a document with a letter for transmission" is from 1707. Related: Enclosed; enclosing.
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Example sentences
Enclosed please find a brief and truthful account of the capture of the
  specimens which compose this group.
It isn't so much a car as an enclosed motorcycle with four wheels.
Silk can enclosed these circuit components but could distort the current flow
  within the human body.
But until completed, the wall would protect nobody, because there would be no
  land enclosed by a wall.
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