• WordNet 3.6
    • v enclose introduce "Insert your ticket here"
    • v enclose enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering "Fog enveloped the house"
    • v enclose surround completely "Darkness enclosed him","They closed in the porch with a fence"
    • v enclose close in; darkness enclosed him"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1769 the British designer Edward Beran enclosed wooden slats in a frame to adjust the amount of light let into a room. These became known as venetian blinds from their early use over Italianate windows.
    • v. t Enclose To inclose. See Inclose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The very first enclosed shopping mall was and is Valley Faire in Appleton, Wisconsin. Not in Minnesota as most people believe. Appleton is also famous for being the birth place of Harry Houdini and the first city in America to use Hydro-electric power in homes.
    • enclose See inclose, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Enclose en-klōz′ to close or shut in: to confine: to surround: to put in a case, as a letter in an envelope, &c.: to fence, esp. used of waste land
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  • Helen Rowland
    “Home is any four walls that enclose the right person.”
  • Simone Weil
    “A mind enclosed in language is in prison.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”
  • Dorothy Parker
    “The two most beautiful words in the English language are: Check Enclosed.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. enclos, p. p. of enclore, to enclose; pref. en-,L. in,) + clore, to close. See Close, and cf. Inclose Include
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. includĕre, inclusumin, in, claudĕre, to shut.


In literature:

Who could imagine a sphere of metal more than twenty-four hundred miles in diameter enclosing a world and its peoples?
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
Enclose in two envelopes.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Some kinds of seeds are best enclosed in sealing wax.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
I also enclose the last accurate state of the British sea force in Europe.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
It is built in the form of a quadrant, its four walls enclosing a plot about a half mile square.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
He began moving slowly around in a widening circle, and discovered that the platform was enclosed.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
These pagodas are constructed of solid brickwork, in which is often enclosed some sacred relic.
"Burma" by R.Talbot Kelly
This encloses the hymenium, which is sinuous, contorted, and twisted, often forming lacunae.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Some of the bones are designed exclusively for the protection of the organs which they enclose.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
When the roof was raised the exterior of the drum of S. Giusto was enclosed within the church.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
And instead of a period, a small cross should be used, or else the period be enclosed in a circle.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
If you do not answer this in four pages, I shall stop the enclosed fiver at the bank, a step which will lead to your incarceration for life.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The valleys enclosed between the mountain ranges are numerous, fertile, and for the most part of exquisite beauty.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
All existing copies of the manuscript enclosed.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
Everywhere it was enclosed with islands.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
A bowl of mountains encloses it upon three sides.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I find in the blotting book the enclosed, which I wrote to you the eve of my blood.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The flowers are arranged in branching spikes 5 or 6 ft. long, enclosed in a tough spathe, and the fruits mature in bunches of from 10 to 20.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
With a sigh he enclosed the notes for the promised money, sealed the letter, and addressed it.
"Quicksands" by Adolph Streckfuss
Don Ignatius ordered the wild beast to be taken to a small enclosed yard, and remained there alone with him.
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue

In poetry:

His church as a fair garden stands,
Which walls of love enclose;
Each tree is planted by his hand,
And by his blessing grows.
"The Garden" by John Newton
We are a garden walled around,
Chosen and made peculiar ground;
A little spot enclosed by grace
Out of the world's wide wilderness.
"Hymn 74" by Isaac Watts
Gardens of thine, enclosed and sealed,
Thou all our works hast wrought;
And wilt eternal peace ordain
For those thy blood hath bought.
"Hymn of Sovereign Grace" by Augustus Montague Toplady
Pierce the clay that oft encloses
The pure brightness of a gem,
Think thee, flowers less fair than roses,
In their sweetness rival them.
"Reality" by Walter Richard Cassels
Up to the rim of the horizon
Where veiling mists all soft enclose,
Runneth the blossoming of flowers,
The Steppe's green ocean waving flows.
"The Birch Tree" by Ivan Nikitin
She comes—but, ah! what crowds of beaus
In radiant bands my fair enclose!
Oh! better hadst thou shunn'd the green;
Oh, Delia! better far unseen.
"Song IX. - The fatal hours are wondrous near" by William Shenstone

In news:

NEVER use generators inside buildings or partially enclosed areas, even with ventilation.
Rights groups counter that he is enclosing the population in ghettos and making the situation worse.
The hovering drones would not fly as efficiently as helicopters because of their shorter rotor blades, but their enclosed rotors have the advantage of a much smaller size and safety near humans.
Lake Elmo Inn 's enclosed outdoor seating area is the only one of its kind in the Twin Cities, with overhead heating and full glass walls.
Is the ground floor enclosed.
Of a five-year project to cover the back wall of the K-building's enclosed art area.
Install new paging system in a large, glass-enclosed rotunda that's fraught with acoustical issues.
"Confidential materials enclosed," it said on the outside.
In part, that's because outlets are some of the only mall space being built now: There hasn't been a new enclosed mall completed in the US since 2006.
In a enclosed garage, officers came in contact with another container that was releasing pressure.
The Santa Maria Town Center, a two-story enclosed mall in the city's downtown area, has been acquired by ERGS XIV REO Owner, LLC, the mall announced Wednesday.
A gas station in Los Angeles features channel glass that encloses the convenience store, while a cruise ship's fused glass panels glow as a partition wall.
David Edwards holds up a ball of yogurt enclosed in an edible skin.
5 piece patio set for $300, oak/glass enclosed quilt rack…please call 641-295-2301.
The patio is in an enclosed atrium.

In science:

Another way to see this is to consider a vertical tube of fluid in the shearing region (with height H and cross-section area Ai ) that encloses a magnetic flux Φ = BzAi .
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
For example, one might try to say that the sphere encloses all of the excitations of the fields from the vacuum.
Defining Entropy Bounds
The approach illustrated in the previous paragraph can also be used to obtain equations for the generating functions that enumerate the positive random walks of T steps returning to the origin and enclosing with the time axis a fixed area A.
Enumeration of simple random walks and tridiagonal matrices
In particular, the toy integral with g (s) = s evaluates the average area enclosed by Dyck paths of height t and length 2n.
Enumeration of simple random walks and tridiagonal matrices
Further, for any other process which can be enclosed by roughly spherical surfaces, it provides a mid-zone and, assuming isolation, far-zone approximation.
Gravitational radiation, energy and reaction on quasi-spherical black holes
We could in particular reformulate and asymptotically compare the distribution of the hyperbolic area enclosed by a random path, in the case of a lattice random walk and in the case of a continuous Brownian motion.
Random walks on the braid group B_3 and magnetic translations in hyperbolic geometry
This simply means that not all nodes which k existing links are equivalent because k does not enclose the full information about the popularity of a node.
Growing Random Networks with Fitness
Tr f (∆) = − Z d where the path Γ encloses the spectrum of ∆ .
Generalized heat kernel coefficients
Therefore, a loop over all Pfuncs is enclosed by a loop which ends, when all dependencies are filled in.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
I enclose a list of representations entering into the minimal generators of IX and the corresponding covariants when λ has two parts and 4 ≤ d ≤ 6.
On equations defining coincident root loci
Then v belongs to a fracture line that encloses at least a lozenge.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Lemma 5.13 Let L be a fracture line of D enclosing a domain F , not limited to a single point, such that all the vertices of F belong to L.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
The area of the lobe enclosed by stable and unstable manifolds represents the flux from inside (resp. outside) the separatrix to outside (resp. inside).
Random Wandering Around Homoclinic-like Manifolds in Symplectic Map Chain
In our model, each node is labelled by a sequence of symbols, enclosed in a pair of brackets.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
When an expanding CB, in a matter of (observer’s) seconds, becomes transparent to its enclosed radiation, it loses its internal radiation pressure.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs