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encompassing


  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]: 
 
  encompassing 
  adj  1:  broad  in  scope  or  content;  "across-the-board  pay  increases"; 
  "an  all-embracing  definition";  "blanket  sanctions 
  against  human-rights  violators";  "an  invention  with 
  broad  applications";  "a  panoptic  study  of  Soviet 
  nationality"-  T.G.Winner;  "granted  him  wide  powers" 
  [syn:  {across-the-board},  {all-embracing},  {all-encompassing}, 
  {all-inclusive},  {blanket(a)},  {broad},  {panoptic},  {wide}] 
  2:  closely  encircling;  "encompassing  mountain  ranges";  "the 
  surrounding  countryside"  [syn:  {encompassing(a)},  {surrounding(a)}] 




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