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en·close / enˈklōz/ (also dated in·close) • v. [tr.] 1. (often be enclosed) surround or close off on all sides: the entire estate was enclosed with walls. ∎  hist. fence in (common land) so as to make it private property. ∎  [usu. as adj.] (enclosed) seclude (a religious order or other community) from the outside world. ∎  chiefly Math. bound on all sides; contain.2. place (something) in an envelope together with a letter: I enclose a copy of the job description.