encircle

encircle
Synonyms and related words:
admit, assimilate, band, begird, beleaguer, belt, belt in, beset, besiege, blockade, bound, box in, cage, chamber, cincture, circle, circuit, circuiteer, circulate, circumambulate, circummigrate, circumnavigate, circumvent, close in, close the circle, come full circle, compass, complete, comprehend, comprise, confine, contain, coop, coop in, coop up, cordon, cordon off, corral, count in, cover, cycle, describe a circle, embody, embrace, encincture, enclose, encompass, engird, enshrine, ensphere, envelop, environ, envisage, fence in, fill, fill in, fill out, flank, gird, girdle, girdle the globe, go about, go around, go round, go the round, gyre, halo, harass, harry, hedge in, hem, hem in, hold, hold in, house in, impound, imprison, incarcerate, include, incorporate, invest, jail, kennel, lap, lay siege to, leaguer, loop, make a circuit, mew, mew up, number among, occupy, orbit, pen, pen in, pocket, quarantine, rail in, receive, reckon among, reckon in, reckon with, revolve, ring, round, shrine, shut in, shut up, skirt, soften up, spiral, stable, surround, take in, take into account, take into consideration, take up, twine around, wall in, wheel, wrap, wreathe, wreathe around, yard, yard up, zone

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  • Encircle — En*cir cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Encircled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Encircling}.] [Pref. en + circle: cf. OF. encercler.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encircle — index border (bound), circumscribe (surround by boundary), comprehend (include), contain (enclose), delimit …   Law dictionary

  • encircle — c.1400, from EN (Cf. en ) (1) make, put in + CIRCLE (Cf. circle). Related: Encircled; encircling; encirclement …   Etymology dictionary

  • encircle — *surround, environ, circle, encompass, compass, hem, gird, girdle, ring Analogous words: *enclose, envelop: circumscribe, confine, *limit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • encircle — [v] circumscribe band, begird, cincture, circle, circuit, compass, cover, enclose, encompass, enfold, enring, envelop, environ, gird in, girdle, halo, hem in*, inclose, invest, ring, surround, wreathe; concept 758 Ant. let go, unloose …   New thesaurus

  • encircle — ► VERB ▪ form a circle around; surround. DERIVATIVES encirclement noun …   English terms dictionary

  • encircle — [en sʉr′kəl, insʉr′kəl] vt. encircled, encircling 1. to make a circle around; enclose within a circle; surround 2. to move in a circle around encirclement n …   English World dictionary

  • encircle — UK [ɪnˈsɜː(r)k(ə)l] / US [ɪnˈsɜrk(ə)l] verb [transitive] Word forms encircle : present tense I/you/we/they encircle he/she/it encircles present participle encircling past tense encircled past participle encircled to completely surround someone or …   English dictionary

  • encircle — encirclement, n. /en serr keuhl/, v.t., encircled, encircling. 1. to form a circle around; surround; encompass: to encircle an enemy. 2. to make a circling movement around; make the circuit of. [1350 1400; ME; see EN 1, CIRCLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • encircle — verb Encircle is used with these nouns as the object: ↑waist, ↑wrist …   Collocations dictionary

  • encircle — [[t]ɪnsɜ͟ː(r)k(ə)l[/t]] encircles, encircling, encircled VERB To encircle something or someone means to surround or enclose them, or to go round them. [V n] A forty foot high concrete wall encircles the jail... [V n] By 22nd November the Sixth… …   English dictionary

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