Definitions for: Encircle


[v] bind with something round or circular
[v] form a circle around; "encircle the errors"
[v] be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"



Webster (1913) Definition: En*cir"cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Encircled; p. pr. &
vb. n. Encircling.] [Pref. en- + circle: cf. OF.
encercler.]
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.

Her brows encircled with his serpent rod. --Parnell.

Syn: To encompass; surround; environ; inclose.

Synonyms: circle, circle, environ, gird, ring, round, surround

See Also: bear, begird, bind, carry, cloister, contain, form, gird, girt, girth, hold, hoop, shape, twine, wreath, wreathe

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