Enclose Definition

enclosed, encloses, enclosing, inclosed, incloses, inclosing
enclosed, encloses, enclosing
To shut in all around; hem in; fence in; surround.
Webster's New World
To fence in so as to prevent common use.
Enclosed the pasture.
American Heritage
To build or equip with a roof and walls.
Enclosed the deck for winter use.
American Heritage
To contain.
Webster's New World
To insert in an envelope, wrapper, etc., often along with something else.
To enclose a check with one's order.
Webster's New World

Origin of Enclose

  • Middle English enclosen from Old French enclos past participle of enclore from Latin inclūdere include

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

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