Definition of Enclosure

1. Noun. A structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose.




2. Noun. The act of enclosing something inside something else.
Exact synonyms: Enclosing, Envelopment, Inclosure
Generic synonyms: Insertion, Introduction, Intromission
Specialized synonyms: Boxing, Packing, Encasement, Incasement
Derivative terms: Enclose, Enclose, Enclose, Envelop, Inclose

3. Noun. A naturally enclosed space.
Exact synonyms: Natural Enclosure
Specialized synonyms: Cavern, Matrix
Generic synonyms: Space
Derivative terms: Enclose

4. Noun. Something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter.
Exact synonyms: Inclosure
Generic synonyms: Document, Papers, Written Document
Derivative terms: Enclose

Definition of Enclosure

1. n. Inclosure. See Inclosure.

Definition of Enclosure

1. Noun. Something enclosed, i.e. inserted into a letter or similar package. ¹

2. Noun. The act of enclosing, i.e. the insertion or inclusion of an item in a letter or package. ¹

3. Noun. An area, domain, or amount of something partially or entirely enclosed by barriers. ¹

4. Noun. The act of separating and surrounding an area, domain, or amount of something with a barrier. ¹

5. Noun. (context: uncountable British History) The post-feudal process of subdivision of common lands for individual ownership. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enclosure

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enclosure

enclitic
enclitically
enclitics
encloister
encloistered
encloistering
encloisters
enclosable
enclose
enclosed
enclosed space
encloser
enclosers
encloses
enclosing
enclosure (current term)
enclosures
enclothe
enclothed
enclothes
encloud
enclouded
enclouding
enclouds
enclude
encluded
encludes
encluding
enclusion
encoach

Literary usage of Enclosure

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1. English Economic History: Select Documents edited by Alfred Edward Bland (1919)
"enclosure Proceedings in the Court of Chancery, 1671—2. ... A Petition against enclosure, 1797—6. Extracts on enclosure from the Surveys of the Board of ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"The enclosure of the open arable fields was very far from complete; while the amount of waste land — even in the near neighbourhood of London — was an ..."

3. Economic Development of Modern Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg (1917)
"cost of the enclosure process, as well as to throw added protection about the rights ... The effects of enclosure upon the average small holder were likely, ..."

4. An Introduction to the Industrial History of England by Abbott Payson Usher (1920)
"CHAPTER IX THE enclosure MOVEMENT AND LAND REFORM THE enclosure movement was the transformation of the methods of agriculture and field arrangements which ..."

5. The Village Labourer, 1760-1832: A Study in the Government of England Before by John Lawrence Hammond, Barbara Bradby Hammond (1913)
"The promoters of the enclosure credited themselves with far loftier motives: ... An advocate of the enclosure afterwards described the pitiable state of the ..."

6. List of Documents in Spanish Archives Relating to the History of the United by James Alexander Robertson (1910)
"[enclosure (no. 1) in letter of Miro to Espeleta, April 1, 1788. ... [enclosure (no. 2) in letter (no. 247) of Gardoqui to Floridablanca, April 18, 1788. ..."

7. A History of the English Agricultural Labourer by Wilhelm Hasbach (1908)
"APPENDIX I. THE MEANING OF THE WORD enclosure. THE word enclosure is used to denote both the process of hedging-in wastes and commons, or parts of wastes ..."

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