Definitions of encircle

  1. To form a circle about; to inclose within a circle or ring; to surround; as, to encircle one in the arms; the army encircled the city. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To inclose in a circle: to embrace: to pass around. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To inclose in a circle; pass around. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. form a circle around; "encircle the errors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. bind with something round or circular Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To enclose or surround with a circle or ring, or with anything circular; to encompass; to embrace. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To enclose with a ring; to embrace; to go round; to surround. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for encircle

  1. She must allow you to freely encircle her waist with an arm, so that having felt the emotion you can write- How tenderly that yielding form, Thrills to my touch! – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  2. At that instant Meeker, with Chick and Dan close at his heels, came into view on the other side, saw the body and, drawing their own conclusions, opened a hot fire on the Bar- 20 puncher, riding to encircle him. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford