Complete Definition of "encompass"

was wotd|2006|August|22
English

Pronunciation
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Verb
en-verb|encompass|es

  1. transitive To form a circle around; to encircle.
  2. transitive To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  3. transitive To include completely; to describe fully or comprehensively.

#: This book on English grammar encompasses all irregular verbs.

  1. transitive To go around, especially, to circumnavigate.

#: Drake encompassed the globe.

Synonyms
comprehend
embrace
include

Translations
trans-top|surround
Dutch: omvatten
French: entourer
German: umfassen
trans-mid
Kurdish: t|ku|dorpêç kirin
Old English: bebugan|bebūgan
Portuguese: rodear, circundar, conter
Spanish: rodear, circundar
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trans-top|include
Dutch: bevatten
Finnish: käsittää, sisältää
French: englober
German: umfassen
trans-mid
Kurdish: t|ku|hindirrandin, t|ku|hewandin
Portuguese: compreender, abarcar, englobar
Spanish: abarcar, englobar
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References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913

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