encompassing encompassing  /ɛn ˈkəm pə sɪŋ/


  1. (adj) broad in scope or content
  2. (adj) closely encircling


  1. Ramon's farming family cared for him, a labor of love encompassing the minutiae of total immobility.
  2. And a stable security arrangement needs to be flanked by an economic one encompassing the entire continent.
  3. Hyatt, which owns or operates 413 branded hotels encompassing 119,509 rooms in 45 countries, filed in August with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise at least $1.


  1. Samsung CEO says 'patent disputes with Apple will continue'

    While Apple was able to settle its past patent disputes with both Nokia and HTC, its ongoing legal battles against Samsung show no signs of slowing down. According to the Korea Times, Samsung CEO Shin Jong-kyun recently spoke to reporters and indicated that an all-encompassing settlement agreement with Apple isn't on the horizon. The CEO confirmed Samsung has no intention of ending the patent ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Unofficial Apple Weblog

  2. First West Credit Union Wins Marketing Award for Referral Program

    First West Credit Union, the third largest credit union in British Columbia encompassing the Envision Financial, Valley First and Enderby & District Financial brands, recently received a Marketing Association for Credit Unions (MACU) Award in Marketing Excellence (AIME) for their Referral Perks program. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6 ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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    Palace Malice’s victory in the Belmont Stakes represented an all-encompassing triumph for William Stamps Farish III's Lane’s End, which bred the colt and stands his sire, Curlin.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form


  1. "Now there's a new parliament that's been seated, and when the new government is formed, it will mark something absolutely extraordinary -- a peaceful transition of power encompassing all the people of Iraq, maybe for the first time in their...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: CNN

  2. Phillips, the former head coach at Denver and Buffalo who also had interim stints in New Orleans and Atlanta, said he had a "very encompassing talk" with Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones.
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Wade Phillips Source: USA Today

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