• WordNet 3.6
    • n enclosure the act of enclosing something inside something else
    • n enclosure a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
    • n enclosure something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter
    • n enclosure a naturally enclosed space
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Enclosure Inclosure. See Inclosure.☞ The words enclose and enclosure are written indiscriminately enclose or inclose and enclosure or inclosure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Enclosure the act of enclosing: state of being enclosed: that which is enclosed: a space fenced off: that which encloses: a barrier
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  • Arnold Bennett
    “Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.”
  • William Penn
    “There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. includĕre, inclusumin, in, claudĕre, to shut.


In literature:

Over in the royal enclosure the archbishop of Syracuse turned with an obeisance to the image of the King.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
The enclosure is one legua long and surrounds the hill.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55)" by Various
There was a booth-theatre fitted up, and luring the folk to its dingy green canvas enclosure.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
There was a time when you dared not have crossed the first sacred enclosure.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
They are surrounded and protected by the Fort, an enclosure half a mile square, whose massive wall is itself a wonder.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
The greater part of the enclosure had never been inhabited, at least by people living in houses and using pottery.
"El Kab" by J.E. Quibell
The two inner enclosures were faced with enamelled tiles and represented hunting-scenes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Yosemite is a valley, Swiftcurrent an enclosure.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
In that one way, therefore, not many can have derived any profit from the enclosure.
"Change in the Village" by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
The children in list shoes ran about there as if it were an enclosure made for them.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert

In poetry:

When they reach’d the lone enclosure,
(Last, sad, refuge of the dead)—
From the cheeks of good Sir Aager
All the lovely colour fled:
"Aager And Eliza (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
A child of passion: tenderest and best
Of all that heart has inly loved and felt,
Adorned the fair enclosure of her breast:
Where passion is not found, no virtue ever dwelt.
"Description Of Egla" by Maria Gowen Brooks
While Phoebus lent his hottest rays
To signalize midsummer days,
I stood in that far-famed enclosure
By thousands visited,
Where, in the stillness of reposure,
Are grouped battalions dead.
"Sheridan's Last Ride" by Hattie Howard
But other trees there are,
In this enclosure grow;
Which, though they promise fair,
Have only leaves to show:
No fruits of grace are on them found,
They stand but cumb'rers of the ground.
"The Barren Fig-Tree" by John Newton
Apt emblem (for reproof of pride)
This delicate Enclosure shows
Of modest kindness, that would hide
The firm protection she bestows;
Of manners, like its viewless fence,
Ensuring peace to innocence.
"A Flower Garden At Coleorton Hall, Leicestershire." by William Wordsworth
The Berkshires were now reduced to little more than one hundred men,
Who were huddled together like sheep in a pen;
But they broke loose from the enclosure, and back to back,
Poured volley after volley in the midst of the enemy, who weren't slack.
"The Last Berkshire Eleven" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Invensys Powerware, a global supplier of comprehensive powering solutions is now shipping the LectroÃ' Integrated Add-on Battery Enclosure for increased backup time for existing high bandwidth networks.
There are now 130 adult and baby bunnies living in a 6-acre enclosure and others in the wild.
Savant 's SmartVideo SSV-1000 provides a single zone of TrueCommand ( Savant 's on-TV menu system), video processing and scaling, video switching, and popular control formats for residential and business applications in a 1U enclosure.
Sheetmetal -Enclosure Fabricator Expanding into Mexico.
Maysteel LLC, Allenton, WI, a manufacturer of precision sheetmetal enclosures, will open a new sheetmetal -fabricating plant in Monterrey, Mexico, during the first quarter of 2012.
Sheetmetal-Enclosure Fabricator Expanding into Mexico.
Maysteel LLC, Allenton, WI, a manufacturer of precision sheetmetal enclosures, will open a new sheetmetal-fabricating plant in Monterrey, Mexico, during the first quarter of 2012.
SKOPJE , Macedonia — Several hundred spectators got an unexpected shock at a circus in Macedonia after a lion broke through a safety enclosure during a performance.
A 6-p brochure describes the benefits of electronic braking over mechanical types, provides enclosure sizing and NEMA ratings, and shows basic specification data for various models.
The museum feels more like a zoo, with 21 acres of outdoor enclosures for the kinds of animals that live in the Sonoran Desert.
The system's 50-inch-wide enclosure houses three independent two-way speaker system s.
This May 15, 2012 file photo shows the male Rothschild giraffe Tofik who was widowed in May when his two female partners died after a hooligan attack near their enclosure at the zoo in Lodz, Poland.
T ofik, a male giraffe who won sympathy in Poland after he lost his two female companions in the wake of an attack by hoodlums near their zoo enclosure, has died during surgery for digestive problems, zoo officials said Monday.
One plan that avoids this path of no return is to erect large, wild enclosures in disease-free areas of Tasmania .
Connection to terminals or Cu rails, sheet steel casing, prepared for safety class I, ta 40°C, type of enclosure IP 23, 50/60 Hz, dip impregnation.

In science:

The apparatus was located inside a temperature controlled enclosure, maintained at ≈ 20◦C.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
An alternative would be the enclosure of the prototype in an isolated box with an optical window, which is heated to more moderate temperatures around -20C.
A Prototype for the PASS Permanent All Sky Survey
It is thus essential to contain the growth components within a non-reactive enclosure so that thallium is not lost through either reaction or evaporation.
Tl2Ba2CuO6+d Brings Spectroscopic Probes Deep Into the Overdoped Regime of the High-Tc Cuprates
An even stronger condition marks certain eigenspaces and the corresponding faces as enclosures.
Analysis of quantum semigroups with GKS-Lindblad generators I. Simple generators
The off-diagonal blocks give the phase relations between the enclosure-like subspaces.
Analysis of quantum semigroups with GKS-Lindblad generators I. Simple generators