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enceinte


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enceinte  \En`ceinte"\,  n.  [F.,  fr  enceindre  to  gird  about 
  surround,  L.  incingere  in  (intens).  +  cingere  to  gird.  See 
  {Cincture}.] 
  1.  (Fort.)  The  line  of  works  which  forms  the  main  inclosure 
  of  a  fortress  or  place  --  called  also  {body  of  the 
  place}. 
 
  2.  The  area  or  town  inclosed  by  a  line  of  fortification. 
 
  The  suburbs  are  not  unfrequently  larger  than  their 
  enceinte.  --S.  W. 
  Williams. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enceinte  \En`ceinte"\,  a.  [F.,  fr  L.  in  not  +  cinctus,  p.  p.  of 
  cingere  to  gird  about.] 
  Pregnant;  with  child. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enceinte 
  adj  :  in  an  advanced  stage  of  pregnancy;  "was  big  with  child"; 
  "was  great  with  child"  [syn:  {big(p)},  {expectant},  {gravid}, 
  {great(p)},  {large(p)},  {heavy(p)},  {with  child(p)}] 




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