- 1 [usually passive] enclose something (in/with something) to build a wall, fence, etc. around something The yard had been enclosed with iron railings. (figurative) All translated words should be enclosed in brackets.
- 2enclose something (especially of a wall, fence, etc.) to surround something Low hedges enclosed the flower beds. She felt his arms enclose her.
- 3enclose something (with something) to put something in the same envelope, package, etc. as something else Please return the completed form, enclosing a recent photograph.
NAmE//ɪnˈkloʊz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enclose
he / she / it encloses
past simple enclosed
-ing form enclosing