Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of enclosing something inside something else
  2. (noun, artifact) a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
  3. (noun, communication) something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter
  4. (noun, object) a naturally enclosed space

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Enclosure

  1. 1510s, from enclose + -ure. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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