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en·clo·sure

 (ĕn-klō′zhər)
n.
1.
a. The act of enclosing.
b. The state of being enclosed.
2. Something enclosed: a business letter with a supplemental enclosure.
3. Something that encloses.

enclosure

(ɪnˈkləʊʒə) or

inclosure

n
1. the act of enclosing or state of being enclosed
2. a region or area enclosed by or as if by a fence
3. (Agriculture)
a. the act of appropriating land, esp common land, by putting a hedge or other barrier around it
b. history such acts as were carried out at various periods in England, esp between the 12th and 14th centuries and finally in the 18th and 19th centuries
4. a fence, wall, etc, that serves to enclose
5. something, esp a supporting document, enclosed within an envelope or wrapper, esp together with a letter
6. Brit a section of a sports ground, racecourse, etc, allotted to certain spectators

en•clo•sure

(ɛnˈkloʊ ʒər)

n.
1. something that encloses, as a fence or wall.
2. an enclosed area, esp. a tract of land surrounded by a fence.
3. something enclosed or included, as within a letter.
4. an act or instance of enclosing; the state of being enclosed.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enclosure - a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
cage, coop - an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, storage area, hold - the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
catchall - an enclosure or receptacle for odds and ends
chamber - a natural or artificial enclosed space
compound - an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
dock - an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
echo chamber - an enclosed space for producing reverberation of a sound
lock chamber, lock - enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it
nacelle - a streamlined enclosure for an aircraft engine
pen - an enclosure for confining livestock
pit - an enclosure in which animals are made to fight
playpen, pen - a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play
plenum - an enclosed space in which the air pressure is higher than outside
dog pound, pound - a public enclosure for stray or unlicensed dogs; "unlicensed dogs will be taken to the pound"
niche, recess - an enclosure that is set back or indented
vivarium - an indoor enclosure for keeping and raising living animals and plants and observing them under natural conditions
yard - an enclosure for animals (as chicken or livestock)
2.enclosure - the act of enclosing something inside something else
intromission, insertion, introduction - the act of putting one thing into another
boxing, packing - the enclosure of something in a package or box
encasement, incasement - the act of enclosing something in a case
3.enclosure - a naturally enclosed space
cavern - any large dark enclosed space; "his eyes were dark caverns"
matrix - an enclosure within which something originates or develops (from the Latin for womb)
space - an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth"
4.enclosure - something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

enclosure

noun compound, yard, pen, fold, ring, paddock, pound, coop, sty, stockade This enclosure was so vast that the outermost wall could hardly be seen.

enclosure

noun
An area partially or entirely enclosed by walls or buildings:
Translations
تَطْويق، إحاطَهحَظيرَهشَيءٌ مُرْفَق
bilagindelukkeindhegning
liite
bekerítés
fylgiskjalgirîingumgirt svæîi
ohradenieohradený pozemok

enclosure

[ɪnˈkləʊʒəʳ] N
1. (= act) → cercamiento m
2. (= place) → recinto m; (at racecourse) → reservado m
3. (in letter) → anexo m

enclosure

[ɪnˈkləʊʒər] n
[land] → enceinte f royal enclosure, winner's enclosure
(in letter)annexe f, pièce f jointe

enclosure

n
(= ground enclosed)eingezäuntes Grundstück or Feld, Einfriedung f; (for animals) → Gehege nt; the enclosure (on racecourse) → der Zuschauerbereich
(act) → Einzäunung f, → Einfried(ig)ung f (geh)
(= fence etc)Umzäunung f; enclosure wallUmfassungsmauer f
(= document etc enclosed)Anlage f

enclosure

[ɪnˈkləʊʒəʳ] n (act) → recinzione f; (place) → recinto; (at racecourse) → tondino; (in letter) → allegato

enclose

(inˈkləuz) verb
1. to put inside a letter or its envelope. I enclose a cheque for $4.00.
2. to shut in. The garden was enclosed by a high wall.
enˈclosure (-ʒə) noun
1. the act of enclosing.
2. land surrounded by a fence or wall. He keeps a donkey in that enclosure.
3. something put in along with a letter. I received your enclosure with gratitude.
References in classic literature ?
I dried myself in the sun, and dressed slowly, reluctant to leave that green enclosure where the sunlight flickered so bright through the grapevine leaves and the woodpecker hammered away in the crooked elm that trailed out over the water.
La Folle was sorry when they were gone, for she loved these dumb companions well, and liked to feel that they were there, and to hear them browsing by night up to her own enclosure.
They entered the court and passed down an aisle to a railed enclosure in which were high oak chairs.
The enclosure had formerly been very extensive, but was now contracted within small compass, and hemmed about, partly by high wooden fences, and partly by the outbuildings of houses that stood on another street.
Looking instinctively from the open window -- for it was summer-time -- the minister beheld Hester Prynne and little Pearl passing along the footpath that traversed the enclosure.
In the center stands the bride, and, one by one, the men step into the enclosure and dance with her.
The word SCHLAG means Blow, Stroke, Dash, Hit, Shock, Clap, Slap, Time, Bar, Coin, Stamp, Kind, Sort, Manner, Way, Apoplexy, Wood-cutting, Enclosure, Field, Forest-clearing.
The enclosure of Norland Common, now carrying on, is a most serious drain.
Now HERE" (he pointed to the leafy enclosure we had entered) "all is real, sweet, and pure.
At last I found one that I thought looked promising, at the corner of a dirty lane, ending in an enclosure full of stinging-nettles, against the palings of which some second-hand sailors' clothes, that seemed to have overflowed the shop, were fluttering among some cots, and rusty guns, and oilskin hats, and certain trays full of so many old rusty keys of so many sizes that they seemed various enough to open all the doors in the world.
Now we stacked up the fire and went to sleep in our enclosure of thorns without fear, for we knew that the lions were far away eating game.
So on he fares, and to the border comes Of EDEN, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, Crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound the champain head Of a steep wilderness, whose hairie sides With thicket overgrown, grottesque and wilde, Access deni'd; and over head up grew Insuperable highth of loftiest shade, Cedar, and Pine, and Firr, and branching Palm, A Silvan Scene, and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woodie Theatre Of stateliest view.