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en·close

(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
1.
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
References in classic literature ?
The circular sheet of water reflected a luminous sky, and the shores enclosing it made an opaque ring of earth floating in an emptiness of transparent blue.
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.
She then asked, "Any insights or statistical variation to report on the benefits of enclosing BREs and bearing the additional postage?"