Meaning of enclosed

enclosed




Things that are enclosed are surrounded on all sides, closed or penned in. If your grandfather’s condo development is enclosed by a high fence, you might need to check in with a guard before you can visit him.

Your pet guinea pig is enclosed by her cage, and when you’re at school, you are enclosed by the walls of the building. Homes, car lots, gardens, and school yards are all commonly enclosed by fences. If you put a check inside your cousin’s birthday card, the money is also enclosed. Enclosed comes from the verb enclose, which is rooted in the Old French enclore, “surround, confine, or contain.”

Definitions of enclosed
  1. adjective

    closed in or surrounded or included within

    “an
    enclosed porch”
    “an
    enclosed yard”
    “the
    enclosed check is to cover shipping and handling”
    Synonyms:

    basined

    enclosed in a basin
    besieged

    surrounded by hostile forces
    boxed, boxed in, boxed-in

    enclosed in or as if in a box
    capsulate, capsulated

    used of seeds or spores that are enclosed in a capsule
    clathrate

    designating or relating to a compound in which one component is physically enclosed within the crystal structure of another
    closed, closed in

    blocked against entry
    coarctate

    (of an insect pupa) enclosed in a rigid case
    embedded

    enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass
    fencelike

    resembling a fence
    included

    enclosed in the same envelope or package
    involved

    enveloped
    self-enclosed

    of self-imposed enclosure or confinement
    encircled, surrounded

    confined on all sides
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    Antonyms:

    unenclosed

    not closed in our surrounded or included
    hypaethral, hypethral

    partly or entirely open to the sky
    open

    having no protecting cover or enclosure
    unfenced

    not enclosed by a fence
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