enclosure


enclosure
noun /ɛnˈkloʊʒər,ɪnˈkləʊʒə/
a) Something enclosed, i.e. inserted into a letter or similar package.

There was an enclosure with the letter — a photo. <!future citation for dropbox; move to Quotations section

b) The act of enclosing, i.e. the insertion or inclusion of an item in a letter or package.

The centerpiece of the appeal is an enclosure with the letter featuring the photograph of the face of the little boy with his black eyes...


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  • Enclosure — ou inclosure est un terme anglais qui désigne l action d enclore un champ. Restes d une enclosure ancienne, dans une forêt de résineux plantés (Royaume Uni) Cet anglicisme est passé en français où il désigne la parcelle de terrain enclose de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • enclosure — ● enclosure nom féminin (anglais enclosure) En Angleterre, clôture des champs, qui s est accompagnée du passage d une forme communautaire à une forme individualiste d économie agraire. ⇒ENCLOSURE, subst. fém. GÉOGR. [En Angleterre] Parcelle de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Enclosure — En*clo sure (?; 135), n. Inclosure. See {Inclosure}. [1913 Webster] Note: The words enclose and enclosure are written indiscriminately enclose or inclose and enclosure or inclosure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enclosure — I noun arena, barrier, blockade, border, boundary, bracket, cincture, circle, circumjacence, circumscription, circumvallation, confine, confinement, container, containment, custody, edge, embrace, encasement, encirclement, enclosed space,… …   Law dictionary

  • enclosure — en‧clo‧sure [ɪnˈkləʊʒə ǁ ˈkloʊʒər] noun [countable] written abbreviation enc, encl something, for example an information pack or a contract, put inside an envelope with a letter: • I refer to your letter and enclosure of 26 January 1999. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • Enclosure —   [ɪn kləʊʒə; englisch »Einzäunung«, »Gehege«], der Prozess, durch den v. a. in England seit dem ausgehenden Mittelalter das der dörflichen Gemeinschaft zur allgemeinen Nutzung offen stehende Land (Allmende) teilweise in Privatbesitz umgewandelt… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • enclosure — [n1] area bounded by something asylum, aviary, bowl, building, cage, camp, cell, close, coliseum, coop, corral, court, courtyard, den, dungeon, garden, ghetto, hutch, jail, pale, park, patch, pen, place, plot, pound, precinct, prison, quad,… …   New thesaurus

  • enclosure — mid 15c., action of enclosing, from ENCLOSE (Cf. enclose) + URE (Cf. ure). Meaning that which is enclosed is from 1550s …   Etymology dictionary

  • enclosure — (also inclosure) ► NOUN 1) an area that is enclosed by a fence, wall, or other barrier. 2) a document or object placed in an envelope together with a letter …   English terms dictionary

  • enclosure — [en klō′zhər, inklō′zhər] n. [ME & OE: see ENCLOSE & URE] 1. an enclosing or being enclosed 2. something that encloses, as a fence, wall, etc. 3. something enclosed; specif., a) an enclosed place or area b) a docum …   English World dictionary

  • Enclosure — For other uses, see Enclosure (disambiguation). Enclosure or inclosure is the process which ends traditional rights such as mowing meadows for hay, or grazing livestock on common land. Once enclosed, these uses of the land become restricted to… …   Wikipedia


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