enclosure[en klō′z̸hər, in-]
- The definition of an enclosure is something that keeps people or things inside.
An example of an enclosure is a fenced-in yard.
A wavy enclosure.
- an enclosing or being enclosed
- something that encloses, as a fence, wall, etc.
- something enclosed; specif.,
- an enclosed place or area
- a document, money, etc. enclosed as with a letter
- a boxlike container for a speaker (sense )
Origin of enclosureMiddle English and amp; OE: see enclose and amp; -ure
- a. The act of enclosing.b. The state of being enclosed.
- Something enclosed: a business letter with a supplemental enclosure.
- Something that encloses.
(countable and uncountable, plural enclosures)
- (countable) Something enclosed, i.e. inserted into a letter or similar package.
- There was an enclosure with the letter — a photo.
- (uncountable) The act of enclosing, i.e. the insertion or inclusion of an item in a letter or package.
- The enclosure of a photo with your letter is appreciated.
- (countable) An area, domain, or amount of something partially or entirely enclosed by barriers.
- He faced punishment for creating the fenced enclosure in a public park.
- The glass enclosure holds the mercury vapor.
- The winning horse was first into the unsaddling enclosure.
- (uncountable) The act of separating and surrounding an area, domain, or amount of something with a barrier.
- The enclosure of public land is against the law.
- The experiment requires the enclosure of mercury vapor in a glass tube.
- At first, untrained horses resist enclosure.
- (uncountable, British History) The post-feudal process of subdivision of common lands for individual ownership.
- Strip-farming disappeared after enclosure.
- (religion) The area of a convent, monastery, etc where access is restricted to community members.