encircling encircling adj. surrounding. [prenominal]

Syn: circumferential, skirting(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • encircling — index comprehensive, inclusive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Encircling — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encircling — adjective enclosing, skirting She felt safe in her mothers encircling arms …   Wiktionary

  • encircling — adjective being all around the edges; enclosing his encircling arms the room s skirting board needs painting • Syn: ↑skirting • Similar to: ↑peripheral …   Useful english dictionary

  • encircling — Synonyms and related words: ambient, assimilating, circling, circumambient, circumferential, circumflex, circumfluent, circumfluous, circumjacent, comprising, containing, counting, covering, embracing, enclosing, encompassing, enfolding,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • encircling — adj. surrounding, enclosing en·cir·cle || ɪn sɜːkl v. surround, enclose, hem in, circumscribe, make a circle around …   English contemporary dictionary

  • encircling gillnet — used in shallow water with the floatline remaining at the surface; after the fish have been encircled by the net, noise or other means are used to force them to gill or entangle themselves in the netting surrounding them …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Encircling Mountains —    The protective mountains of Gondolin.    Also called the Echoriath and (in the south) the Crissaegrim; the circular mountain range that surrounded and concealed the valley of Tumladen and the city of Gondolin …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Encircling Sea —    The vast and bleak ocean that surrounded Arda.    Ekkaia, the dark and endless sea that surrounded the lands of Arda, and in which Ulmo had his dwelling place …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • act of encircling — index coverage (scope) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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