Enceinte Definition

ĕn-sānt, än-sănt
adjective
Pregnant; with child.
Webster's New World
noun
An encircling fortification, as around a fort, castle, or town.
American Heritage
The line of works enclosing a fortified place.
Webster's New World
The space so enclosed.
Webster's New World
A structure or an area protected by an encircling fortification.
American Heritage
Wiktionary
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Origin of Enceinte

  • French from Late Latin incīncta from feminine past participle of incingere to surround closely Latin in- in in–2 Latin cingere to gird kenk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French from Old French ultimately from Latin inciēns pregnant keuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French enceinte.

    From Wiktionary

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