- To encrypt is defined as to encode something or to write or say something in a manner intended to obstruct its meaning and keep its contents secret.
An example of encrypt is when you use a program to scramble an email and make it impossible for intruders or unauthorized individuals to read in order to protect the email's contents from becoming known.
encrypt definition by Webster's New World
- to encode or encipher
- Comput. to add an electronic digital code to (data) being sent over a public network to prevent its unauthorized detection, use, copying, etc.
Origin: ; from en- plush crypt(ogram)
- encryption noun
encrypt definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb en·crypt·ed, en·crypt·ing, en·crypts
- To put into code or cipher.
- Computer Science To alter (a file, for example) using a secret code so as to be unintelligible to unauthorized parties.
Origin: en-1 + (de)crypt.
- en·crypˈtion noun
encrypt - Computer Definition
encrypt - Science Definition