encircled encircled  /ɪn ˈsɜr kəld/


  • (adj) confined on all sides


  1. His grave now lies open to the sky, encircled by a delicate, carved marble screen and surrounded by fruit trees full of songbirds.
  2. Conversely, the Japanese have deliberately put themselves in a spot encircled by hostile possessions.
  3. All over the country, workers and clerks spilled into the streets and squares, wearing the Torinos' badge encircled in black crepe.


  1. Anti-G8 activists rally in London banking district

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - About 100 activists rallied in the shadow of London's Canary Wharf financial district on Friday, encircled by police, in a protest against capitalism before next week's G8 summit in the United Kingdom. Environmentalists, anti-poverty campaigners and women's rights groups waved banners reading "Capitalism = Crisis" and "Power to the People" in the Wharf, home ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Groups plant lilies across Lakes Region

    Warren Clement had a dream that public places around Lake Winnipesaukee will some day be encircled by planted lilies.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WMUR New Hampshire


  1. "For the first time since the Crimean War, Russia has no allies," said Garry Kasparov, chess grandmaster turned opposition politician. "We are encircled by countries that are either suspicious or alienated and very angry."
    on Aug 29, 2008 By: Garry Kasparov Source: Newsweek

  2. "The military operations in Nahr al-Bared camp have ended, but the camp will remain encircled until the total surrender of Fatah al-Islam," Murr said. "The army has destroyed all of the Islamist positions and is currently engaged in search...
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Elias Murr Source: AFP

  3. "We encircled them," said Shahid Iqbal, deputy inspector general of operations for the Lahore Police Department, as a crowd of police officers in the background cheered "God is great" and "Long live Punjab police."
    on Mar 29, 2009 By: Allama Iqbal Source: New York Times

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