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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 ?
Behind the house there appeared to be a garden, which undoubtedly had once been extensive, but was now infringed upon by other enclosures, or shut in by habitations and outbuildings that stood on another street.
Legree had been drinking to that degree that he was inclining to be very gracious; and it was about this time that the enclosures of the plantation rose to view.
I was born a native of these parts,'' answered their guide, and as he made the reply they stood before the mansion of Cedric; a low irregular building, containing several court-yards or enclosures, extending over a considerable space of ground, and which, though its size argued the inhabitant to be a person of wealth, differed entirely from the tall, turretted, and castellated buildings in which the Norman nobility resided, and which had become the universal style of architecture throughout England.
In this park are several small enclosures for cattle, corn, and gardening.
The lawyer unsealed it, and several enclosures fell to the floor.
There he saw dazzling camellias expanding themselves, with flowers which were giving forth their last colours and perfumes, not on bushes, but on trees, and within bamboo enclosures, cherry, plum, and apple trees, which the Japanese cultivate rather for their blossoms than their fruit, and which queerly-fashioned, grinning scarecrows protected from the sparrows, pigeons, ravens, and other voracious birds.
Winthrop, however, or its environs--for young men are, sometimes to be met with, strolling about near home--was their destination; and after another half mile of gradual ascent through large enclosures, where the ploughs at work, and the fresh made path spoke the farmer counteracting the sweets of poetical despondence, and meaning to have spring again, they gained the summit of the most considerable hill, which parted Uppercross and Winthrop, and soon commanded a full view of the latter, at the foot of the hill on the other side.
The inhabitants were at work gathering in their cotton-crop in front of their huts, constructed of woven reeds, and standing in the midst of clean and neatly-kept enclosures.
The mighty city had cracked, in succession, its four enclosures of walls, like a child grown too large for his garments of last year.
There were walled enclosures like gardens and rickyards and great roofs of barns and many electric dairy centres.
But the columns advanced for a long time, always in the same fog, descending and ascending hills, avoiding gardens and enclosures, going over new and unknown ground, and nowhere encountering the enemy.
The two enclosures are then to be sealed up in an envelope, addressed to his wife, and stamped ready for the post.