Encompassing



[en-kuhm-puh s] /ɛnˈkʌm pəs/

verb (used with object)
1.
to form a circle about; encircle; surround:
He built a moat to encompass the castle.
2.
to enclose; envelop:
The folds of a great cloak encompassed her person.
3.
to include comprehensively:
a work that encompasses the entire range of the world’s religious beliefs.
4.
Obsolete. to outwit.
/ɪnˈkʌmpəs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to enclose within a circle; surround
2.
to bring about; cause to happen; contrive: he encompassed the enemy’s ruin
3.
to include entirely or comprehensively: this book encompasses the whole range of knowledge
v.

1550s, from en- (1) “make, put in” + compass. Related: Encompassed; encompasses; encompassing.

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