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Definition of "enclosure" []

  • The act of enclosing. (noun)
  • The state of being enclosed. (noun)
  • Something enclosed: a business letter with a supplemental enclosure. (noun)
  • Something that encloses. (noun)

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 "enclosure" in a sentence
  • "While we would welcome submissions that revisit the early modern European context to which the term enclosure has typically been applied, we strongly encourage works from any time period, especially those that critically examine the broad applicability of the term and those that venture beyond the European and North American contexts."
  • "They call it "canned hunting" no matter how big the enclosure is and say it threatens the foundations of the sport."
  • "Most of my listeners today must know England already and even those of you who have visited it once only will agree with me that the enclosure is the most far reaching feature of our scenery."