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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 ?
These either extend in straight lines in front of the shores of a continent or of a large island, or they encircle smaller islands; in both cases, being separated from the land by a broad and rather deep channel of water, analogous to the lagoon within an atoll.
Encircling barrier-reefs are of all sizes, from three miles to no less than forty-four miles in diameter; and that which fronts one side, and encircles both ends, of New Caledonia, is 400 miles long.
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.
To the stake they led him, and as they pushed him roughly against it preparatory to binding him there securely for the dance of death that would presently encircle him, Tarzan tensed his mighty thews and with a single, powerful wrench parted the loosened thongs which had secured his hands.
Three times did he repeat this song, and as often did he encircle the post in his dance.
Gentlemen," he continued, addressing the cavaliers, who became more and more numerous every instant; "gentlemen, encircle his eminence, that you may show him the greater honor.
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.
Not all our power is gone - not all our fame - "Not all the magic of our high renown - "Not all the wonder that encircles us - "Not all the mysteries that in us lie - "Not all the memories that hang upon "And cling around about us as a garment, "Clothing us in a robe of more than glory.
for it does not depend upon the walls; for I can suppose Peloponnesus itself surrounded with a wall, as Babylon was, and every other place, which rather encircles many nations than one city, and that they say was taken three days when some of the inhabitants knew nothing of it: but we shall find a proper time to determine this question; for the extent of a city, how large it should be, and whether it should consist of more than one people, these are particulars that the politician should by no means be unacquainted with.
But when, as in the case of Nicholas the Czar, the ringed crown of geographical empire encircles an imperial brain; then, the plebeian herds crouch abased before the tremendous centralization.
China had been encircling other states in the region and make it extremely difficult for others to encircle it, Haqqani said.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The latest Pentagon campaign aimed to alter the region's map in order to encircle Turkey by setting up an 'American Axis' that stretches from Hungary all the way to the Persian Gulf.