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1. A country or part of a country lying wholly within the boundaries of another.
2. A distinctly bounded area enclosed within a larger unit: ethnic enclaves in a large city.
[French, from Old French enclaver, to enclose, from Vulgar Latin *inclāvāre : Latin in-, in; see en-1 + Latin clāvis, key.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a part of a country entirely surrounded by foreign territory: viewed from the position of the surrounding territories. Compare exclave
[C19: from French, from Old French enclaver to enclose, from Vulgar Latin inclāvāre (unattested) to lock up, from Latin in-2 + clavis key]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
en•clave(ˈɛn kleɪv, ˈɑn-)
n., v. -claved, -clav•ing. n.
1. a country or a portion of a country surrounded by foreign territory.
2. any small, distinct area or group enclosed or isolated within a larger one.v.t.
3. to make an enclave of.
[1865–70; < French, Middle French, n. derivative of enclaver < Vulgar Latin *inclāvāre to lock in = Latin in- in-2 + -clāvāre, derivative of clāvis key]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
enclave, exclave - An enclave is a group or area different from the surroundings, a secured area within another secured area, from Latin clavis, "key"; an exclave is the same thing, but usually describes a portion of a country separated from the main part and surrounded by politically alien territory.
See also related terms for surrounded.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
|Noun||1.||enclave - an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it|
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noun area, community, quarter, haven, region, county, reserve, district, province, reservation, constituency, borough, homeland, precinct an Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
enclave[ˈenkleɪv] N → enclave m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
enclave[ˈɛŋkleɪv] n → enclave f
a Spanish enclave → une enclave espagnole
a Muslim enclave → une enclave musulmane
an enclave in → une enclave en
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Enklave f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
enclave[ˈɛnkleɪv] n → enclave f inv
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