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encompass


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encompass  \En*com"pass\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Encompassed};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Encompassing}.] 
  To  circumscribe  or  go  round  so  as  to  surround  closely;  to 
  encircle;  to  inclose;  to  environ;  as  a  ring  encompasses  the 
  finger;  an  army  encompasses  a  city;  a  voyage  encompassing  the 
  world.  --Shak. 
 
  A  question  may  be  encompassed  with  difficulty.  --C.  J. 
  Smith. 
 
  The  love  of  all  thy  sons  encompass  thee.  --Tennyson. 
 
  Syn:  To  encircle;  inclose;  surround;  include;  environ; 
  invest;  hem  in  shut  up 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  encompass 
  v  :  include  in  scope;  include  as  part  of  something  broader;  have 
  as  one's  sphere  or  territory;  "This  group  encompasses  a 
  wide  range  of  people  from  different  backgrounds";  "this 
  should  cover  everyone  in  the  group"  [syn:  {embrace},  {comprehend}, 
  {cover}] 




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