encircling

  • 1encircling — adj. surrounding. [prenominal] Syn: circumferential, skirting(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2encircling — index comprehensive, inclusive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3Encircling — Encircle En*cir cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Encircled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Encircling}.] [Pref. en + circle: cf. OF. encercler.] To form a circle about; to inclose within a circle or ring; to surround; as, to encircle one in the arms; the army… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4encircling — adjective enclosing, skirting She felt safe in her mothers encircling arms …

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  • 5encircling — adjective being all around the edges; enclosing his encircling arms the room s skirting board needs painting • Syn: ↑skirting • Similar to: ↑peripheral …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6encircling — Synonyms and related words: ambient, assimilating, circling, circumambient, circumferential, circumflex, circumfluent, circumfluous, circumjacent, comprising, containing, counting, covering, embracing, enclosing, encompassing, enfolding,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 7encircling — adj. surrounding, enclosing en·cir·cle || ɪn sɜːkl v. surround, enclose, hem in, circumscribe, make a circle around …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 8encircling gillnet — used in shallow water with the floatline remaining at the surface; after the fish have been encircled by the net, noise or other means are used to force them to gill or entangle themselves in the netting surrounding them …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 9Encircling Mountains —    The protective mountains of Gondolin.    Also called the Echoriath and (in the south) the Crissaegrim; the circular mountain range that surrounded and concealed the valley of Tumladen and the city of Gondolin …

    J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • 10Encircling Sea —    The vast and bleak ocean that surrounded Arda.    Ekkaia, the dark and endless sea that surrounded the lands of Arda, and in which Ulmo had his dwelling place …

    J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • 11act of encircling — index coverage (scope) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12partial encircling endocardial ventriculotomy — the encompassing and isolation of visible areas of endocardial fibrosis in the left ventricle by an incision extending partway through the endocardium; done to relieve ventricular tachycardia in patients with ischemic heart disease …

    Medical dictionary

  • 13Cerclage — Encircling with a ring, loop, wire, or ligature. Cerlage can be around bone fragments to hold them together. But it usually refers to the cervix. The word comes from the French "circlage" meaning an encircling. * * * 1. Bringing into… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14draft netting — encircling fish with a net deployed from shore by a boat and then hauled into shore. Use to catch salmon in estuaries, especially in Ireland …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 15making a set — encircling a school of fish with a net …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 16Cervical cerclage — Encircling of an incompetent cervix (one that is abnormally liable to dilate), with a ring or loop, to prevent a miscarriage. * * * a procedure to help prevent preterm birth delivery. It involves placing a stitch around the cervix of the uterus… …

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