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Meaning of ENCOMPASS

Pronunciation:  en'kumpus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"
 

ENCOMPASS is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: comprehend, cover, embrace
 
 See Also: include

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*com"pass\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Encompassed}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Encompassing}.]
To circumscribe or go round so as to surround closely; to
encircle; to inclose; to environ; as, a ring encompasses the
finger; an army encompasses a city; a voyage encompassing the
world. --Shak.

      A question may be encompassed with difficulty. --C. J.
                                               Smith.

      The love of all thy sons encompass thee. --Tennyson.

Syn: To encircle; inclose; surround; include; environ;
     invest; hem in; shut up.

 
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