encircling


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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.

encircling

The use of circles for healing purposes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.encircling - being all around the edges; enclosing; "his encircling arms"; "the room's skirting board needs painting"
peripheral - on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs"
Translations

encircling

[ɪnˈsɜːklɪŋ] ADJ [movement] → envolvente

encircling

n (Mil) → Umfassung f, → Einkreisen nt; (in valley) → Einkesseln nt; (of building)Umstellung f
adj walls etcumgebend; hills, forestumliegend (liter); gloomallumfassend; encircling warEinkesselungskrieg m; encircling movement (Mil) → Einkreisungs- or Umfassungsmanöver nt
References in classic literature ?
His arms were pinioned to his sides and there was horror and terror on his face, that looked imploringly at the youths from above the topmost coil of those encircling him.
Two of them clung about her white skirts, the third she took from its nurse and with a thousand endearments bore it along in her own fond, encircling arms.
exclaimed the younger sister, rising from the encircling arm of Cora, and casting herself with enthusiastic gratitude on the naked rock; "to that Heaven who has spared the tears of a gray- headed father; has saved the lives of those I so much love.
He withdrew his encircling arms, and Alice--whose figure, though flexible, had been wholly impassive--relapsed into the same attitude as before these attempts to arouse her.
By this motion the whale must best and most comprehensively view whatever objects may be encircling him.
A glance showed that the rest of the enemy -- per- haps ten thousand strong -- were between us and the encircling ditch, and pressing forward to the assault.
The repetition to any ears - even to Steerforth's - of what she had been unable to repress when her heart lay open to me by an accident, I felt would be a rough deed, unworthy of myself, unworthy of the light of our pure childhood, which I always saw encircling her head.
In that moment the mother's love pleaded for painful consciousness rather than oblivion--pleaded to be left in aching weariness, rather than to have the encircling arms benumbed so that they could not feel the dear burden.
There was a star upon his forehead, and around his young face there glowed an aureole of gold and roses--to speak figuratively, for the star upon his brow was hope, and the gold and roses encircling his head, a miniature rainbow, were youth and health.
Blest souls, that, from this mortal husk set free, In guerdon of brave deeds beatified, Above this lowly orb of ours abide Made heirs of heaven and immortality, With noble rage and ardour glowing ye Your strength, while strength was yours, in battle plied, And with your own blood and the foeman's dyed The sandy soil and the encircling sea.
I did fairly well at this and in a few moments had reached the low, encircling wall of the enclosure.
And so she won beyond the encircling boma and disappeared into the jungle to the south.