Meaning of “enclose” in the English Dictionary

"enclose" in British English

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encloseverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈkləʊz/ us /ɪnˈkloʊz/

enclose verb [ T ] (SURROUND)

C1 to surround something:

The park that encloses the monument has recently been enlarged.

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  • The vertebral column encloses the spinal cord.
  • The house has a small backyard, enclosed by a high brick wall.
  • With the ring enclosed tightly in his hand, he stood deep in thought.
  • The box could once have enclosed important letters or keepsakes.
  • The new classrooms have been built enclosing a small central courtyard.

(Definition of “enclose” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"enclose" in American English

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encloseverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈkloʊz/

enclose verb [ T ] (SURROUND)

to surround:

The garden is enclosed by four walls.

enclose verb [ T ] (SEND)

to send something in the same envelope or package as something else:

Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

(Definition of “enclose” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"enclose" in Business English

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encloseverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈkləʊz/ us

COMMUNICATIONS to include something inside a letter or parcel:

Apply in writing, enclosing a current CV, to the address below.
Please find enclosed an application form and information about the company.

(Definition of “enclose” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)