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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. being all around the edges; enclosing;
- Example: "his encircling arms"
- Example: "the room's skirting board needs painting"
[syn: encircling(a), skirting(a)]


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:

encircling \encircling\ adj. surrounding. [prenominal] Syn: circumferential, skirting(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

encircling adj 1: being all around the edges; enclosing; "his encircling arms"; "the room's skirting board needs painting" [syn: encircling(a), skirting(a)]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

30 Moby Thesaurus words for "encircling": ambient, assimilating, circling, circumambient, circumferential, circumflex, circumfluent, circumfluous, circumjacent, comprising, containing, counting, covering, embracing, enclosing, encompassing, enfolding, enveloping, environing, envisaging, including, inclusive, incorporating, neighboring, numbering, peripheral, roundabout, suburban, surrounding, wrapping