Definition of Encircle

1. Verb. Form a circle around. "Encircle the errors"

Exact synonyms: Circle
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape
Derivative terms: Circle, Encirclement



2. Verb. Bind with something round or circular.
Exact synonyms: Gird
Specialized synonyms: Hoop
Generic synonyms: Bind

Definition of Encircle

1. v. t. To form a circle about; to inclose within a circle or ring; to surround; as, to encircle one in the arms; the army encircled the city.

Definition of Encircle

1. Verb. (transitive) To surround, form a circle around. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Encircle

1. to form a circle around [v -CLED, -CLING, -CLES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Encircle

encierro
encierros
encina
encinal
encinas
encincture
encindered
encipher
enciphered
encipherer
encipherers
enciphering
encipherment
encipherments
enciphers
encircle (current term)
encircled
encirclement
encirclements
encircles
encirclet
encirclets
encircling
encircling(a)
encise
encite
encitement
enclasp
enclasped
enclasping

Literary usage of Encircle

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

1. The Seasons by James Thomson (1793)
"... deem'd Evil is no more: The storms of WINTRY TIME will quickly pass, And one unbounded SPRING encircle all. ..."

2. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1861)
"circular wares, which, after reflection, again encircle the centre. If the point of disturbance be a little removed from the centre, the intersections of ..."

3. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, Sir W Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1885)
"may work in us that which is pleasing in His sight, and may encircle us with ever-growing completeness of beauty and strength, until He "present us ..."

4. Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1861)
"... which, after reflection, «sain encircle the centre. If the point of disturbance 1x: a little remove'] from the centre, the intersections of the direct ..."

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