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Meaning of ENCIRCLE

Pronunciation:  en'surkul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  bind with something round or circular
  2. [v]  form a circle around; "encircle the errors"
  3. [v]  be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"

ENCIRCLE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: circle, circle, environ, gird, ring, round, surround
 See Also: bear, begird, bind, carry, cloister, contain, form, gird, girt, girth, hold, hoop, shape, twine, wreath, wreathe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*cir"cle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Encircled}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Encircling}.] [Pref. en- + circle: cf. OF.
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.

      Her brows encircled with his serpent rod. --Parnell.

Syn: To encompass; surround; environ; inclose.

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