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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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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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