Definition of Encompassing

1. Adjective. Broad in scope or content. "Granted him wide powers"


2. Adjective. Closely encircling. "The surrounding countryside"
Exact synonyms: Circumferent, Surrounding
Similar to: Close
Derivative terms: Circumference

Definition of Encompassing

1. Verb. (present participle of encompass) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Encompassing

1. encompass [v] - See also: encompass

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encompassing

encombering
encomberment
encombers
encomia
encomiast
encomiastic
encomiasts
encomion
encomium
encomiums
encore
encored
encores
encoring
encoubert
encouberts
encounter
encounter group
encountered

Literary usage of Encompassing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1843)
"... by which they entered with their men of arms, and encompassing the ground with their light armed soldiers killed those that were entered with stones. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1856)
"... then encompassing th« .eft-hand side and under portion of the printing drum G, it passes in contact with the small tension rollers a, b, c, d, ßg. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"next over the carrier-drum н, and under the carrier-drum i ; then encompassing the .eft-hand side and under portion of the printing drum G, ..."

4. Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes: Contayning a History of the by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"The Peregrinations of Christ, and the first encompassing the habitable or then inhabited World by the holy Apostles and first planters of the Gospell. §. ..."

5. Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes: Contayning a History of the by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"The Peregrinations of Christ, and the first encompassing the habitable or then inhabited World by the holy Apostles and first planters of the Gospell. §. ..."

6. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"The Peregrinations of L Christ, and the first encompassing the habit- ible or then inhabited World by the holy \postles and first planters of the Gospell. ..."

7. William Winston Seaton of the "National Intelligencer".: A Biographical Sketch by Josephine Seaton (1871)
"... Mr. Pinckney would speak, encompassing the Senators, and absolutely excluding ... encompassing ..."

8. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and by John Smith (1831)
"A portrait, styled Lady Caernarvon, representing her dressed in white satin, with the hands crossed in front, and a wreath of flowers encompassing the wrist ..."

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