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See definition of encircling on Dictionary.com
  • as incomprehensive
  • as inencompassing
  • as inorbiting
  • as inrevolving
  • as inrotary
  • as inabout

synonyms for encircling

  • all-inclusive
  • broad
  • complete
  • encyclopedic
  • exhaustive
  • extensive
  • far-reaching
  • full
  • global
  • overall
  • sweeping
  • thorough
  • absolute
  • blanket
  • catholic
  • general
  • infinite
  • umbrella
  • whole
  • across the board
  • all-embracing
  • compendious
  • comprising
  • containing
  • discursive
  • expansive
  • in depth
  • lock stock and barrel
  • of great scope
  • synoptic
  • the big picture
  • the whole shebang
  • the works
  • wall-to-wall
  • wide
  • widespread
  • orbiting
  • spinning
  • swirling
  • whirling
  • circling
  • circulating
  • gyrating
  • pirouetting
  • reeling
  • rolling
  • turning

antonyms for encircling

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  • empty
  • incomplete
  • limited
  • narrow
  • needy
  • restricted
  • short
  • unfinished
  • circumscribed
  • definite
  • imperfect
  • partial
  • specific
  • exclusive
  • particular
  • selective
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          How to use encircling in a sentence

          She looked up in his face, leaning on his arm beneath the encircling shadow of the umbrella which he had lifted.
          THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
          Walking with arms encircling waists, or such demonstrative tokens of love, are marks of low breeding.
          THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
          A watch balance is made with a rim of brass encircling and firmly united to the rim of steel.
          THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
          There are traces of an encircling wall, and projecting upwards from the centre is an extraordinary cruciform platform.
          THE TOWNS OF ROMAN BRITAINJAMES OLIVER BEVAN
          With the hand of death encircling my heart, I speak, and if the story find you cold—But it will not.
          THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
          Half encircling these premises was a fine stream of water, varying from three to seven yards in width.
          CHARLES DURANTHE AUTHOR OF THE WALDOS
          On the 25th, they rushed to the attack, encircling and capturing the hill, which was held by the French 30th Infantry Regiment.
          YPRES AND THE BATTLES OF YPRESUNKNOWN
          The next type is found in the monastery of St. Bride, which was simply a circular palisade encircling a sacred fire.
          ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
          He stopped breathlessly, and then tipped on cautiously, keeping the encircling line of bushes between him and the carriage.
          GALLEGHER AND OTHER STORIESRICHARD HARDING DAVIS
          "It's all right, little man," said he, pulling the child gently into the warmth of his encircling arm.
          RED PEPPER BURNSGRACE S. RICHMOND
          SYNONYM OF THE DAY
          OCTOBER 26, 1985
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          capacitor

          WORDS RELATED TO ENCIRCLING

          • around
          • encircling
          • round
          • surrounding
          • through
          • throughout
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