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(ĕn-klōz′) also in·close (ĭn-)
tr.v. en·closed, en·clos·ing, en·clos·es also in·closed or in·clos·ing or in·clos·es
a. To surround on all sides; close in: a valley that is enclosed by rugged peaks.
b. To fence in so as to prevent common use: enclosed the pasture.
c. To build or equip with a roof and walls: enclosed the deck for winter use.
2. To contain, especially so as to envelop or shelter: "Every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret" (Charles Dickens).
3. To insert into the same envelope or package: enclose a check with the order.

[Middle English enclosen, from Old French enclos, past participle of enclore, from Latin inclūdere; see include.]
Synonyms: enclose, cage, fence, hem1, pen2, wall
These verbs mean to surround and confine within a limited area: cattle enclosed in feedlots; was caged in the office all afternoon; a garden fenced in by shrubbery; a battalion hemmed in by enemy troops; ships penned up in the harbor; prisoners who were walled in.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enclosing - 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
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The biggest proposed change is fully enclosing the areas of the facility where the business sorts solid waste, recyclables and green waste.
A tall open-ended box projects from the translucent facade of the second floor, enclosing a balcony for the master bedroom on the street front, and framing the rooftop stair tower/storage room.
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