- 1encompass something to include a large number or range of things The job encompasses a wide range of responsibilities. The group encompasses all ages.
- 2encompass something to surround or cover something completely The fog soon encompassed the whole valley.
NAmE//ɪnˈkʌmpəs//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they encompass
he / she / it encompasses
past simple encompassed
-ing form encompassing