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en·cir·cle

 (ĕn-sûr′kəl)
tr.v. en·cir·cled, en·cir·cling, en·cir·cles
1. To form a circle around; surround: A belt encircled his waist.
2. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of: The moon encircles the earth.

en·cir′cle·ment n.

encircle

(ɪnˈsɜːkəl)
vb
(tr) to form a circle around; enclose within a circle; surround
enˈcirclement n
enˈcircling adj

en•cir•cle

(ɛnˈsɜr kəl)

v.t. -cled, -cling.
1. to form a circle around; surround; encompass.
2. to make a circling movement around; make a circuit of.
[1350–1400]
en•cir′cle•ment, n.

encircle


Past participle: encircled
Gerund: encircling

Imperative
encircle
encircle
Present
I encircle
you encircle
he/she/it encircles
we encircle
you encircle
they encircle
Preterite
I encircled
you encircled
he/she/it encircled
we encircled
you encircled
they encircled
Present Continuous
I am encircling
you are encircling
he/she/it is encircling
we are encircling
you are encircling
they are encircling
Present Perfect
I have encircled
you have encircled
he/she/it has encircled
we have encircled
you have encircled
they have encircled
Past Continuous
I was encircling
you were encircling
he/she/it was encircling
we were encircling
you were encircling
they were encircling
Past Perfect
I had encircled
you had encircled
he/she/it had encircled
we had encircled
you had encircled
they had encircled
Future
I will encircle
you will encircle
he/she/it will encircle
we will encircle
you will encircle
they will encircle
Future Perfect
I will have encircled
you will have encircled
he/she/it will have encircled
we will have encircled
you will have encircled
they will have encircled
Future Continuous
I will be encircling
you will be encircling
he/she/it will be encircling
we will be encircling
you will be encircling
they will be encircling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been encircling
you have been encircling
he/she/it has been encircling
we have been encircling
you have been encircling
they have been encircling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been encircling
you will have been encircling
he/she/it will have been encircling
we will have been encircling
you will have been encircling
they will have been encircling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been encircling
you had been encircling
he/she/it had been encircling
we had been encircling
you had been encircling
they had been encircling
Conditional
I would encircle
you would encircle
he/she/it would encircle
we would encircle
you would encircle
they would encircle
Past Conditional
I would have encircled
you would have encircled
he/she/it would have encircled
we would have encircled
you would have encircled
they would have encircled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.encircle - form a circle around; "encircle the errors"
shape, form - give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"
2.encircle - bind with something round or circular
hoop - bind or fasten with a hoop; "hoop vats"
bind - make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women"

encircle

verb surround, ring, circle, enclose, encompass, compass, envelop, girdle, circumscribe, hem in, enfold, environ, gird in, begird (poetic), enwreath A forty-foot-high concrete wall encircles the jail.

encircle

verb
To shut in on all sides:
Translations
يُطَوِّقِ
omkranseomringe
körülkerít
umkringja
apņemtielenktietvert
obkoliti
çevresini sarmak

encircle

[ɪnˈsɜːkl] VTrodear (with de) (Mil) → sitiar; [+ waist, shoulders] → ceñir
it is encircled by a wallestá rodeado de una tapia

encircle

[ɪnˈsɜːrkəl] vt
(= surround) [troops, tanks] [+ city, building] → entourer, encercler
[bracelet] [+ wrist] → entourer; [wall, mountains] → entourer
His arm encircled her waist → Son bras entourait sa taille.

encircle

vt (= surround)umgeben, umfassen; (belt)umschließen, umfassen; (troops)einkreisen, umfassen; buildingumstellen; his arm encircled her waister hielt ihre Taille umfasst; the house is encircled by treesdas Haus ist von Bäumen umstanden

encircle

[ɪnˈsɜːkl] vtcircondare (Mil) → accerchiare; (waist, shoulders) → stringere

encircle

(inˈsəːkl) verb
to surround. Enemies encircled him.

encircle

vt. rodear, circundar.
References in classic literature ?
Three times did he repeat this song, and as often did he encircle the post in his dance.
This, indeed, was a home,--home,--a word that George had never yet known a meaning for; and a belief in God, and trust in his providence, began to encircle his heart, as, with a golden cloud of protection and confidence, dark, misanthropic, pining atheistic doubts, and fierce despair, melted away before the light of a living Gospel, breathed in living faces, preached by a thousand unconscious acts of love and good will, which, like the cup of cold water given in the name of a disciple, shall never lose their reward.
Her shining tresses, divided in two parts, encircle the harmonious contour of her white and delicate cheeks, brilliant in their glow and freshness.
An instant afterwards the door opened, she felt two arms encircle her, and a mouth pressed her forehead.
Dear friend, at Raoul's age the heart is so expansive that it must encircle one object or another, fancied or real.
Therefore it dances on the hearth, and laughs broadly throughout the room, and plays a thousand antics, and throws a joyous glow over all the faces that encircle it.
When his forefinger swept across my features, in laying out the borders of those parallel bands which were to encircle my countenance, the flesh fairly crawled upon my bones.
As Dorcas sang, the walls of her forsaken home seemed to encircle her; she no longer saw the gloomy pines, nor heard the wind which still, as she began each verse, sent a heavy breath through the branches, and died away in a hollow moan from the burden of the song.
He was too shrewd to allow those long hairy arms to encircle him, and just as their bodies were about to crash together, Tarzan of the Apes grasped one of the huge wrists of his assailant, and, springing lightly to one side, drove his knife to the hilt into Kerchak's body, below the heart.
The waves beat on the shore far away, and the soft wind passed through the branches of the trees, seeming to encircle him with peace and security, with dark and nothingness.
Seizing Perry by the shoulder I dragged him to his feet, and rushing to a smaller tree--one that he could easily encircle with his arms and legs--I boosted him as far up as I could, and then left him to his fate, for a glance over my shoulder revealed the awful beast almost upon me.
24) The conception of Oceanus is here different: he has nine streams which encircle the earth and the flow out into the `main' which appears to be the waste of waters on which, according to early Greek and Hebrew cosmology, the disk-like earth floated.