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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 ?
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.
An atmosphere of sympathetic influence encircles every human being; and the man or woman who feels strongly, healthily and justly, on the great interests of humanity, is a constant benefactor to the human race.
No charm was wanting, no defect was perceptible; the young girl had regular and delicate lineaments; eyes shaped and coloured as we see them in lovely pictures, large, and dark, and full; the long and shadowy eyelash which encircles a fine eye with so soft a fascination; the pencilled brow which gives such clearness; the white smooth forehead, which adds such repose to the livelier beauties of tint and ray; the cheek oval, fresh, and smooth; the lips, fresh too, ruddy, healthy, sweetly formed; the even and gleaming teeth without flaw; the small dimpled chin; the ornament of rich, plenteous tresses--all advantages, in short, which, combined, realise the ideal of beauty, were fully hers.
There are no cornices; but the folds of the whole fabric (which are sharp rather than massive, and have an airy appearance), issue from beneath a broad entablature of rich giltwork, which encircles the room at the junction of the ceiling and walls.
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.
He stood, looking off at the enchanting harmony of line and color that remotely encircles the city, inhaling the softly humid odors, and feeling the freshness of the year and the antiquity of the place reaffirm themselves in mysterious interfusion.
The upper gallery which encircles the inner sweep of the dome is two hundred and forty feet above the floor of the church--very few steeples in America could reach up to it.
They are ten or twelve feet in height when standing erect; their arms are very short and fashioned after the manner of an elephant's trunk, being sinuous; the body is hairless and ghoulish blue except for a broad band of white which encircles the protruding, single eye, the pupil, iris and ball of which are dead white.
The land capable of cultivation, is scarcely in any part more than a fringe of low alluvial soil, accumulated round the base of the mountains, and protected from the waves of the sea by a coral reef, which encircles the entire line of coast.
The reason fails, like a wave on the Swanage beach; the imagination swells, spreads, and deepens, until it becomes geographic and encircles England.
Mr Haredale,' said Edward, 'your arm encircles her on whom I have set my every hope and thought, and to purchase one minute's happiness for whom I would gladly lay down my life; this house is the casket that holds the precious jewel of my existence.
Three times did he repeat this song, and as often did he encircle the post in his dance.