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Adjective
All around or nearby a particular place or thing
“The target was a fort that guarded a little used passage through the encompassing reef line.”
Adjective
Extending to a point
Adjective
All around or nearby a particular place or thing
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Adjective
Wide or comprehensive in scope or applicability
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Verb
Comprising of, as part of a whole
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“The lecture will encompass everything you need to know about the subject.”
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Present participle for to physically surround
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“The rolling mountains and cliffs would encompass a secluded little cove.”
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Present participle for to cover or hold within
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“Dark clouds would encompass the village in the imminence of the coming storm.”
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Present participle for to follow a course that forms a loop or loops
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Present participle for to overwhelm with large amounts or quantities
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(refer to) Present participle for to have a relation or connection with
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Present participle for to require as a necessity
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Present participle for to obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts
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Present participle for to spread from a central point to cover a wider area
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Present participle for to aimlessly move or drift from place to place
Preposition
On all sides of
Noun
An addition or annex to a group, set, or total
Adverb
Located or situated on every side
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