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Overview of verb encompass

The verb encompass has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) embrace, encompass, comprehend, cover

(include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group")

Overview of adj encompassing

The adj encompassing has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide

(broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers")

2. encompassing, surrounding, circumferent

(closely encircling; "encompassing mountain ranges"; "the surrounding countryside") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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