Encompass meaning

ĕn-kŭmpəs
To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
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To shut in all around; surround; encircle.
verb
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To enclose; envelop.
verb
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To have as part of something larger; include.

A galaxy encompassing billions of stars.

verb
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To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
verb
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To form a circle around; to encircle.
verb
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2
To include completely; to describe fully or comprehensively.

This book on English grammar encompasses all irregular verbs.

verb
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To go around, especially, to circumnavigate.

Drake encompassed the globe.

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Encompass is defined as surround or include.

If a city is entirely within a county, this is an example of when the county encompasses the city.

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To contain; include.
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To bring about; achieve; contrive.

To encompass its destruction.

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Origin of encompass