Encircled
Encircle En*cir"cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Encircled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Encircling}.] [Pref. en- + circle: cf. OF. encercler.] To form a circle about; to inclose within a circle or ring; to surround; as, to encircle one in the arms; the army encircled the city. [1913 Webster]

Her brows encircled with his serpent rod. --Parnell.

Syn: To encompass; surround; environ; inclose. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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