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Another word for encircle

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Verb
  1. To shut in on all sides

      1. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle:
      2. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication:
      3. Something, such as fencing or a border, that surrounds:
      1. A circular object, form, line, or arrangement.
      2. A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger.
      3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
      1. An edge or border on a piece of cloth, especially a finished edge, as for a garment or curtain, made by folding an edge under and stitching it down.
      2. The height or level of the bottom edge of a skirt, dress, or coat; a hemline.
      3. To fold back and stitch down the edge of.
      1. A row of closely planted shrubs or low-growing trees forming a fence or boundary.
      2. A line of people or objects forming a barrier:
      3. A means of protection or defense, especially against financial loss:
      1. A belt or sash worn around the waist.
      2. Something that encircles like a belt.
      3. An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips to give the body a more slender appearance.
      1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
      2. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
      3. To surround.
      1. To encircle; surround:
      1. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
      2. To enclose; envelop:
      3. To have as part of something larger; include:
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction.
      3. A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned.
      1. A plane curve everywhere equidistant from a given fixed point, the center.
      2. A planar region bounded by a circle.
      3. Something, such as a ring, shaped like such a plane curve.
      1. To attack from all sides.
      2. To trouble persistently; harass.
      3. To hem in; surround:
      1. To encircle with or as if with a band.
    See also:

    open

Another word for encircle

Verb
      1. To surround on all sides; close in:
      2. To fence in so as to prevent common use:
      3. To build or equip with a roof and walls:
      1. A belt or sash worn around the waist.
      2. Something that encircles like a belt.
      3. An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips to give the body a more slender appearance.
      1. A plane curve everywhere equidistant from a given fixed point, the center.
      2. A planar region bounded by a circle.
      3. Something, such as a ring, shaped like such a plane curve.
      1. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
      2. To enclose; envelop:
      3. To have as part of something larger; include: