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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.
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encircle

(ɪnˈsɜːkəl)
vb
(tr) to form a circle around; enclose within a circle; surround
enˈcirclement n
enˈcircling adj
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
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encircle

verb
To shut in on all sides:
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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
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

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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

encircle

[ɪnˈsɜːkl] vtcircondare (Mil) → accerchiare; (waist, shoulders) → stringere
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

encircle

(inˈsəːkl) verb
to surround. Enemies encircled him.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

encircle

vt. rodear, circundar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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As had she been a dog, he kicked the ugly little bushwoman to her feet and compelled her to start with him on an encirclement of the base.
Consequently, when Mackensen's forces resumed major offensive operations on 23 October 1915, no major encirclements resulted.
Schlieffen's interest in encirclement was enhanced, rather ironically, by his reading an analysis of the battle of Cannae in 216 BCE by Hans Delbruck (1848-1929), the one-time scourge of the German General Staff.
Only Fedor von Bock's Army Group Center, having captured Minsk and now headed towards Smolensk en route to Moscow, was truly achieving unequivocal success; Army Groups North and South, possessing less armor, were advancing more slowly and failing to achieve the massive encirclements made possible by Center's 2d Panzer Group (under Hermann Hoth) and 3d Panzer Group (Heinz Guderian).
[3] In a fusion of boundaries & cores she is Venus to whom we do homage, whose sleek apparition still guides us: encirclements first & transgressions to follow.
His theoretical encirclements cover from matter to mind, imitating nature, grounding creativity, and the nature of evil.
The Arabs expect the increased terror and other attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers to lead to army-imposed closures and encirclements around the cities and centers of combat.
Clear patterns of geo-strategic encirclements begin to appear when one puts together US military bases developing in Northern and Central Europe, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, the Caucasus, Uzbekistan, Kyrghyzstan, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Iraq - not to mention the US fleets and bases in the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, the Persian Gulf, etc.
It follows from the Nyquist criterion as explained in the sidebar that the presence of poles in the right half-plane and the system instability can be determined by the encirclements of point I + j0 by the contour G(j[Omega])H(j[Omega]).
First, they argue that there is no truth to the myth that from the first weeks of Operation Blau in June that Soviet forces withdrew according to plan and in an effort to avoid the type of encirclements that characterized 1941.