Enclosure - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈkloʊʒər|  American pronunciation of the word enclosure
Brit.  |ɪnˈkləʊʒə|  British pronunciation of the word enclosure

noun

- a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
- the act of enclosing something inside something else (syn: enclosing, envelopment, inclosure)
- a naturally enclosed space
- something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter (syn: inclosure)

Examples

During the day the horses are kept in an enclosure.

One of the enclosures was a photograph.

the enclosure of a photograph with a letter

The enclosure of the court seems very old.

I have received your letter with its enclosures.

the bear enclosure at the zoo

the enclosure of arable land for pasture

This enclosure was so vast that the outermost wall could hardly be seen.

With a few loud whistles, they drove the donkeys out of the enclosure.

A mentally ill man was mauled after climbing into the lions' enclosure at London Zoo.

Word forms

noun
singular: enclosure
plural: enclosures
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