Encrypt Definition

encrypted, encrypting, encrypts
encrypted, encrypting, encrypts
To encode or encipher.
Webster's New World
To put into code or cipher.
American Heritage
To add an electronic digital code to (data) being sent over a public network to prevent its unauthorized detection, use, copying, etc.
Webster's New World
To alter (data) using a mathematical algorithm so as to make the data unintelligible to unauthorized users while allowing a user with a key or password to convert the altered data back to its original state.
American Heritage
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.

The process of coding or ciphering data into symbolic form. See also code and scramble.

Webster's New World Telecom

Origin of Encrypt

  • en– (de)crypt

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

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