transitive verb-·cled, -·cling
- to make a circle around; enclose within a circle; surround
- to move in a circle around
transitive verben·cir·cled, en·cir·cling, en·cir·cles
- To form a circle around; surround: A belt encircled his waist.
- To move or go around completely; make a circuit of: The moon encircles the earth.