Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “enclosure”


noun [C] (SEPARATE AREA)   /ɪnˈkloʊ·ʒər/
an area surrounded by a fence or other structure in order to be kept separate from other areas : The dogs are in a fenced enclosure in the backyard .
(Definition of enclosure noun (SEPARATE AREA) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of enclosure

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Enclosing, surrounding and immersing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Including and excluding topic area:

More American English definitions for “enclosure”

Definitions of “enclosure” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More