Encompass Definition

ĕn-kŭmpəs
encompassed, encompasses, encompassing
verb
encompassed, encompasses, encompassing
To shut in all around; surround; encircle.
Webster's New World
To enclose; envelop.
American Heritage
To contain; include.
Webster's New World
To have as part of something larger; include.
A galaxy encompassing billions of stars.
American Heritage
To bring about; achieve; contrive.
To encompass its destruction.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
exclude
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