• WordNet 3.6
    • n enclave an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Enclave A tract of land or a territory inclosed within another territory of which it is independent. See Exclave.
    • v. t Enclave To inclose within an alien territory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • enclave To inclose or surround, as a region or state, by the territories of another power.
    • n enclave Something closed; specifically, a small outlying portion of a country which is entirely surrounded by the territories of another power. Enclaves are especially common among the states of the German empire.
    • n enclave In heraldry, anything let into something else, especially when the thing let in is square.
    • enclave In heraldry: Let into another bearing or division of the field, especially when the projecting piece is of square form.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Enclave en-klāv′ or äng-klāv′ a territory entirely enclosed within the territories of another power
    • v.t Enclave to surround in this way
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. in, + clavus, a nail


In literature:

The Russians flex their 200-men muscles in an enclave in the Pristina airport.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
This tiny "enclave" in French territory presented many advantages over the German Dukedoms.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
Talleyrand became Prince of Benevento; and Bernadotte, Prince of Ponte-Corvo (two Papal enclaves in Neapolitan soil).
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
The Lado Enclave, however, is governed separately by a special official.
"A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State" by Marcus Dorman
As for India, it is dotted with British "enclaves".
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
Zadar, like other such enclaves, will be dear to the heart of the smuggler.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2" by Henry Baerlein
We'll touch down tonight and move into the Enclave tomorrow.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
Yet even in the midst of destruction there were enclaves of unshaken structures.
"They Shall Not Pass" by Frank H. Simonds
And how long that second sleep had been, or in which time enclave, he had no idea.
"The Six Fingers of Time" by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty
Were they locked up in their own safe little enclave somewhere?
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover

In news:

Browse comprehensive car pricing info, current rebates & incentives, safety ratings, car photos, specs & more on the all new 2012 Buick Enclave Convenience Sport Utility.
Conservatively handsome, not unlike the clothes worn by its owners, the Enclave 's styling is now five years old but doesn't look dated.
Unlike some three-row crossovers, the Enclave 's third-row seats can accommodate the occasional adult or lanky teen.
Ryan Cross, 31, created a shared working space called The Enclave because he was tired of squatting in coffee shops with other creative professionals to do his freelance work.
The Enclave , Porterdale participate in Night Out Against Crime.
Starbucks that is immigrant enclave .
Enclave , A Waterfront New Construction Community, Re-Positions Its Offering to Sell Now.
Evacuees move into enclave built for Katrina.
Burning Springs, 30 miles from Parkersburg, sat in the middle of a strong secessionist enclave , which included parts of Wirt, Calhoun and Roane County.
Radiation and climate change drive Marshall Islanders to Northwest enclave .
Danish Supreme Court deals blow to hippie enclave .
Undeniable however, is the validity of the Enclave 's luxury.
While some auto critics have quibbled about the optional 20-inch rims making the Enclave 's ride less subtle, I can't say the larger rims made that much difference in the ride.
Sixteen percent of households in the Northern Virginia enclave earn at least $500,000 a year.
The tony, exclusive companies are pulling out all the stops to woo the entertainment industry, one of the last enclaves for showy wealth.

In science:

The SVE model allows aggregation of resources, but only within an enclave; the CAS model does not have that restriction.
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Larsen, A Use-Condition Centered Approach to Authenticated Global Capabilities: Security Architectures for Large-Scale Distributed Collaboratory Environments. 1996(3885). Shands, D., et al., Secure Virtual Enclaves: Supporting Coalition use of Distributed Applications Technologies.
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Secure Virtual Enclaves: Supporting Coalition Use of Distributed Application Technologies. in Network and Distributed Systems Security. 2000: ISOC. Chervenak, A., et al., The Data Grid: Towards an Architecture for the Distributed Management and Analysis of Large Scientific Data Sets. J.
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