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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.
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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
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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]
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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)
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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.
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enclosure

noun
An area partially or entirely enclosed by walls or buildings:
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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
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enclosure

[ɪnˈkləʊʒər] n
[land] → enceinte f royal enclosure, winner's enclosure
(in letter)annexe f, pièce f jointe
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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

enclosure

[ɪnˈkləʊʒəʳ] n (act) → recinzione f; (place) → recinto; (at racecourse) → tondino; (in letter) → allegato
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
Occasionally, they were surrounded by small inclosures of wormwood, about three feet high, which gave them a cottage-like appearance.
“More able to do either, my dear father.” said a playful voice from under the ample inclosures of the hood, “ than to kill deer with a smooth-bore.” A short pause followed, and the same voice, but in a different accent, continued.
Whatever the result may be, pray return to me the inclosures which I have trusted to your care, and believe me, dear madam, in much suspense and anxiety, sincerely yours,
Every farm and every acre is cut up into little square inclosures by stone walls, whose duty it is to protect the growing products from the destructive gales that blow there.
Here and there among the bushes were small inclosures containing graves, sometimes no more than one.
Athos had chosen for his resting-place the little inclosure of a chapel erected by himself near the boundary of his estates.
The inclosure referred to by the anonymous writer of the letter, who signs 'a friend in need,' has not reached me.
To this unfortunate John intrusted a letter with an inclosure of bonds, addressed to the bank manager.
There was a space of open heath on one side of him, and the stonewall and gates of a farmhouse inclosure on the other.
Between four and five in the afternoon--when the women of the Western regions are in their carriages, and the men are at their clubs--London presents few places more conveniently adapted for purposes of private talk than the solitary garden inclosure of a square.
Vanstone, with the captain's card added by way of inclosure.
A cold spring bubbled from the base of a rocky formation which overhung and partially encircled a small inclosure. At Bradley's command, the men took up the duties assigned them--gathering wood, building a cook-fire and preparing the evening meal.