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Definition of "encircling" []

  • To form a circle around; enclose within a circle; surround (verb)
  • Enclosing, skirting (adjective)

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  • Present participle of encircle. (verb)

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Use "encircling" in a sentence
  • "The late Mr. Larrabbee's name was still printed on millions of bright labels encircling cubes of tobacco, now manufactured by a Trust."
  • "The left, facing to the south and southwest, beginning just above Dover, on the point of a ridge extending nearly to the river between the two small brooks, continued out from the river along this ridge to its western extremity, and thence across the valley of the small curved stream described as encircling"
  • "These reefs, however, vary in construction; some are called encircling reefs, when they appear at a distance from the shore, and a lagoon intervenes; others are called fringing reefs, which are joined to the land, and extend out from it without any lagoon."