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enclose to close in or shut in, as with walls or a container. [3 definitions]
enclosure something that surrounds an area of land, such as a fence or wall, or the land so surrounded. [3 definitions]
encode to convert into code. (Cf. decode.) [2 definitions]
encomiast a person who composes a formal expression of high praise; eulogist.
encomium a formal expression of praise.
encompass to surround or enclose. [2 definitions]
encore once more; again (as a call by an audience for a continuation of a performance). [3 definitions]
encounter to meet or come upon, esp. suddenly or by chance. [6 definitions]
encourage to arouse feelings of hope or courage in; give confidence to; hearten. [4 definitions]
encouragement the act of encouraging or condition of being encouraged. [2 definitions]
encouraging arousing feelings of hope or courage. [2 definitions]
encroach to exceed the proper or intended limits, usu. gradually. [2 definitions]
encroachment the act of exceeding proper or intended limits, as of territory or property. [2 definitions]
en croûte in a crust, esp. wrapped in pastry and baked.
encrust to cover with, or as though with, a crust.
encrusted covered with a hard or crisp layer of something.
encrypt to put (information) into a code, thus protecting it from being read and understood by those not authorized to have access to the information.
encumber to burden, as a heavy load or an obligation. [2 definitions]
encumbrance something or someone that hinders or burdens; impediment. [2 definitions]
-ency condition, act, or quality.
encyclical in the Roman Catholic Church, a letter from the Pope to the bishops stating a rule or papal opinion on a specific subject. [2 definitions]