Search Result for "encircled": 
Wordnet 3.0


1. confined on all sides;
- Example: "a camp surrounded by enemies"
- Example: "the encircled pioneers"
[syn: surrounded, encircled]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Encircle \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. [1913 Webster] Her brows encircled with his serpent rod. --Parnell. Syn: To encompass; surround; environ; inclose. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

enclosed \enclosed\ adj. surrounded or closed in, usually on all sides. Opposite of unenclosed. [Narrower terms: basined; capsulate, capsulated; closed, closed in(predicate); coarctate; confined, fenced in, penned; embedded, fixed; embedded, surrounded; encircled; enveloped; fogbound; self-enclosed; surrounded, encircled] [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

encircled adj 1: confined on all sides; "a camp surrounded by enemies"; "the encircled pioneers" [syn: surrounded, encircled]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

23 Moby Thesaurus words for "encircled": begirt, belted, cinctured, circled, circumscribed, circumscript, defined, definite, delimited, demarcated, determinate, determined, encinctured, fixed, girdled, girt, hedged about, ringed, set, specific, stated, surrounded, zoned