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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Encompass \En*com"pass\, 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. [1913 Webster] A question may be encompassed with difficulty. --C. J. Smith. [1913 Webster] The love of all thy sons encompass thee. --Tennyson. Syn: To encircle; inclose; surround; include; environ; invest; hem in; shut up. [1913 Webster]




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