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enclosed

Things that are enclosed are surrounded on all sides, closed or penned in. If your grandfather's condo development is enclosed by a high fence, you might need to check in with a guard before you can visit him.

Your pet guinea pig is enclosed by her cage, and when you're at school, you are enclosed by the walls of the building. Homes, car lots, gardens, and school yards are all commonly enclosed by fences. If you put a check inside your cousin's birthday card, the money is also enclosed. Enclosed comes from the verb enclose, which is rooted in the Old French enclore, "surround, confine, or contain."

Definitions of enclosed
  1. adjective
    closed in or surrounded or included within
    “an enclosed porch”
    “an enclosed yard”
    “the enclosed check is to cover shipping and handling”
    Synonyms:
    basined
    enclosed in a basin
    besieged
    surrounded by hostile forces
    boxed, boxed in, boxed-in
    enclosed in or as if in a box
    capsulate, capsulated
    used of seeds or spores that are enclosed in a capsule
    clathrate
    designating or relating to a compound in which one component is physically enclosed within the crystal structure of another
    closed, closed in
    blocked against entry
    coarctate
    (of an insect pupa) enclosed in a rigid case
    embedded
    enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass
    fencelike
    resembling a fence
    included
    enclosed in the same envelope or package
    involved
    enveloped
    self-enclosed
    of self-imposed enclosure or confinement
    encircled, surrounded
    confined on all sides
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    Antonyms:
    unenclosed
    not closed in our surrounded or included
    hypaethral, hypethral
    partly or entirely open to the sky
    open
    having no protecting cover or enclosure
    unfenced
    not enclosed by a fence
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