Dictionary Results for encompassing

1. encompass - verb

· include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"

Synonym(s): embrace, comprehend, cover

Hypernym(s): include

2. encompassing - adjective

· broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"

Synonym(s): across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, extensive, panoptic, wide

3. encompassing - adjective

· closely encircling; "encompassing mountain ranges"; "the surrounding countryside"

Synonym(s): surrounding, circumferent

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