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Definition of "enclose" [en•close]

  • To surround on all sides; close in. (verb-transitive)
  • To fence in so as to prevent common use: enclosed the pasture. (verb-transitive)
  • To contain, especially so as to envelop or shelter: "Every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret” ( Charles Dickens). (verb-transitive)
  • To insert into the same envelope or package: enclose a check with the order. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "enclose" in a sentence
  • "To search for a specific phrase enclose that phrase in quotes."
  • "To search for a whole phrase enclose the search text in quote marks ""."
  • "That is, I thought that the last for must "enclose" the ones above it, creating a mess of lists inside of lists inside of lists."