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Definition of "encircle" []

  • To form a circle around; surround. See Synonyms at surround. (verb-transitive)
  • To move or go around completely; make a circuit of. (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 "encircle" in a sentence
  • "Later, the populace again encircle the pole and dance throughout the night."
  • "Chinese commentators have expressed concerned that the growing relations between India and the United States are an attempt to "encircle" China."
  • "They took further measurements over a 24 hour period and two men trekked 4.3 miles (7 km) to "encircle" the pole area."