surrounded encircled
enclosed enclosed adj. surrounded or closed in, usually on all sides. Opposite of {unenclosed}. [Narrower terms: {basined}; {capsulate, capsulated}; {closed, closed in(predicate)}; {coarctate}; {confined, fenced in, penned}; {embedded, fixed}; {embedded, surrounded}; {encircled}; {enveloped}; {fogbound}; {self-enclosed}; {surrounded, encircled}] [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • encircled — enclosed enclosed adj. surrounded or closed in, usually on all sides. Opposite of {unenclosed}. [Narrower terms: {basined}; {capsulate, capsulated}; {closed, closed in(predicate)}; {coarctate}; {confined, fenced in, penned}; {embedded, fixed};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encircled by — surrounded by …   English contemporary dictionary

  • surrounded by enemies — encircled by enemies, having enemies all around …   English contemporary dictionary

  • encircled — adjective confined on all sides a camp surrounded by enemies the encircled pioneers • Syn: ↑surrounded • Similar to: ↑enclosed …   Useful english dictionary

  • surrounded — adjective confined on all sides (Freq. 3) a camp surrounded by enemies the encircled pioneers • Syn: ↑encircled • Similar to: ↑enclosed …   Useful english dictionary

  • surrounded —     Often shrouded by fog and surrounded on three sides by surging seas, the gray stone lighthouse looms like a medieval keep (Time magazine); . . . and, to their dismay, they found that they were now completely surrounded by water (Outside… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • encircled — Synonyms and related words: begirt, belted, cinctured, circled, circumscribed, circumscript, defined, definite, delimited, demarcated, determinate, determined, encinctured, fixed, girdled, girt, hedged about, ringed, set, specific, stated,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • surrounded — Synonyms and related words: circumscribed, circumscript, compassed, defined, definite, delimited, demarcated, determinate, determined, encircled, enclosed, encompassed, enfolded, enveloped, environed, fixed, hedged about, lapped, set, specific,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • surrounded — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. girdled, encompassed, encircled, hemmed in, fenced in, hedged in, circled about, girded, enclosed, fenced about, enveloped. Ant. free*, unfenced, agape …   English dictionary for students

  • surrounded —  means completely encircled. To say that something is …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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