- To enclose is defined as to surround, or to include inside of something.
- An example of enclose is for a fence to be placed around a group of puppies to keep them together.
- An example of enclose is to add a receipt to a bag when you sell something.
- to shut in all around; hem in; fence in; surround
- to insert in an envelope, wrapper, etc., often along with something else: to enclose a check with one's order
- to contain
Origin: Middle English enclosen, probably ; from enclos, an enclosure ; from Old French origin, originally past participle of enclore, to enclose ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form inclaudere, for Classical Latin includere, include
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also in·closetransitive verb en·closed also in·closed, en·clos·ing also in·clos·ing, en·clos·es also in·clos·es
- To surround on all sides; close in.
- To fence in so as to prevent common use: enclosed the pasture.
- To contain, especially so as to envelop or shelter: “Every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret” (Charles Dickens).
- To insert into the same envelope or package: enclose a check with the order.
Origin: Middle English enclosen, from Old French enclos, past participle of enclore, from Latin inclūdere, to enclose; see include.