enclose: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (en-klōz'), [key]
— -closed, -clos•ing.
  1. to shut or hem in; close in on all sides: a valley enclosed by tall mountains.
  2. to surround, as with a fence or wall: to enclose land.
  3. to insert in the same envelope, package, or the like: He enclosed a check. A book was sent with the bill enclosed.
  4. to hold or contain: His letter enclosed a check.
    1. to restrict to the enclosure of a monastery or convent.
    2. (of a monastery, convent, church, etc.) to establish or fix the boundary of an enclosure.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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