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Meaning of encompass by Wiktionary Dictionary

encompass


    Etymology

    en- +‎ compass

    Synonyms

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    See also

    • encompass in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • encompass in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913


Explanation of encompass by Wordnet Dictionary

encompass


    Verb
    1. include in scope

    2. This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds


    Definition of encompass by GCIDE Dictionary

    encompass


    1. Encompass v. t. [imp. & p. p. Encompassed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Encompassing.] To circumscribe or go round so as to surround closely; to encircle; to inclose; to environ; as, “a ring encompasses the finger; an army encompasses a city; a voyage encompassing the world.” Shak.

      A question may be encompassed with difficulty. C. J. Smith.

      The love of all thy sons encompass thee. Tennyson.

      Syn. -- To encircle; inclose; surround; include; environ; invest; hem in; shut up.