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ENCIRCLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does encircle mean? 

ENCIRCLE (verb)
  The verb ENCIRCLE has 3 senses:

1. be around
2. form a circle around
3. bind with something round or circular

  Familiarity information: ENCIRCLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENCIRCLE (verb)


Sense 1encircle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be around

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

environ; encircle; surround; circle; round; ring

Context examples:

Developments surround the town / The river encircles the village

Hypernyms (to "encircle" is one way to...):

bear; carry; contain; hold (contain or hold; have within)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "encircle"):

twine (coil around)

wreath; wreathe (encircle with or as if with a wreath)

begird; gird; girt; girth (encircle or bind)

cloister (surround with a cloister, as of a garden)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2encircle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form a circle around

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

encircle; circle

Context example:

encircle the errors

Hypernyms (to "encircle" is one way to...):

form; shape (give shape or form to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3encircle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bind with something round or circular

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

encircle; gird

Hypernyms (to "encircle" is one way to...):

bind (make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "encircle"):

hoop (bind or fasten with a hoop)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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