Definition for word encompasses.

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.

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- its grounds encompasse 963 ha of lower mountain slope and forest and reside at relatively low altitudes of 100 m to 600m. geologically,
- the peacekeeping force in liberia used to encompasse four brigade sized formations, plus the force headquarters. each formation is

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