encircling encircling  /ɛn ˈsɜr kə lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) being all around the edges; enclosing

Usage(s):

  1. However, major Virginia roads inside the Beltway encircling the capital will be reserved for official vehicles only.
  2. Russians decry the West's broken word, and question the purpose of NATO's encircling them from the west and south.

News

  1. Olympic hero Leo Manzano in search of sponsorship

    DES MOINES -- There are 19 billboard-sized Nike swooshes affixed to the concrete walls and iron railings encircling the outer boundary of the running track at the USA Track and Field national championships this weekend at Drake Stadium. There are four more swooshes placed on the infield, including one that is strategically placed at the finish line to appear in any photograph or video captured ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Tim Layden: Leo Manzano in search of sponsorship

    DES MOINES -- There are 19 billboard-sized Nike swooshes affixed to the concrete walls and iron railings encircling the outer boundary of the running track at the USA Track and Field national championships this weekend at Drake Stadium. There are four more swooshes placed on the infield, including one that is strategically placed at the finish line to appear in any photograph or video captured ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Dan Liljenquist: Three ways to restore trust in Utah A.G.'s office

    Public trust in the attorney general's office is at an all time low due to the allegations of corruption encircling former...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Deseret News

Quotes

  1. "The bier was of solid gold, studded with precious stones, and hand a cover of purple, embroidered with various colors; on this lay the body enveloped in a purple robe, a diadem encircling the head and surmounted by a crown of gold, the scepter...
    on May 8, 2007 By: Josephus Flavius Source: USA Today

  2. "This is not about encircling Russia or anything else -- quite the contrary," Hadley said.
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Stephen Hadley Source: ABC News

  3. Kabila, who was visiting Musienene in the eastern province of North Kivu, said: "From now to the end of March, the Ugandan army will pull back and the encircling operation against the Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)."
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Joseph Kabila Source: Xinhua

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