- inclosure (was as common as or more common until the early 1800s; now uncommon)
enclosure (countable and uncountable, plural enclosures)
- (countable) Something enclosed, i.e. inserted into a letter or similar package.
- There was an enclosure with the letter — a photo.
- (uncountable) The act of enclosing, i.e. the insertion or inclusion of an item in a letter or package.
- The enclosure of a photo with your letter is appreciated.
- (countable) An area, domain, or amount of something partially or entirely enclosed by barriers.
- He faced punishment for creating the fenced enclosure in a public park.
- The glass enclosure holds the mercury vapor.
- The winning horse was first into the unsaddling enclosure.
- (uncountable) The act of separating and surrounding an area, domain, or amount of something with a barrier.
- The enclosure of public land is against the law.
- The experiment requires the enclosure of mercury vapor in a glass tube.
- At first, untrained horses resist enclosure.
- (uncountable, British History) The post-feudal process of subdivision of common lands for individual ownership.
- Strip-farming disappeared after enclosure.
- (religion) The area of a convent, monastery, etc where access is restricted to community members.
- For more on the spelling of this word, see enclose.
area partially or entirely enclosed by walls, fences or buildings
act of separating and surrounding an area etc. with a barrier
- German: Einzäunen n, Einschließen n
post-feudal process of subdivision of common lands for individual ownership
enclos-, stem of enclore + -ure.
enclosure f (oblique plural enclosures, nominative singular enclosure, nominative plural enclosures)
- enclosure (act of enclosing something)
- enclosure (enclosed area)