Pronunciation: (en-klōz'),[key] —v.t.,-closed, -clos•ing. 1. to shut or hem in; close in on all sides: a valley enclosed by tall mountains. 2. to surround, as with a fence or wall: to enclose land. 3. to insert in the same envelope, package, or the like: He enclosed a check. A book was sent with the bill enclosed. 4. to hold or contain: His letter enclosed a check. 5. Rom. Cath. Ch. a. to restrict to the enclosure of a monastery or convent.
b. (of a monastery, convent, church, etc.) to establish or fix the boundary of an enclosure. Also,inclose.