Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb encircle

2 senses of encircle

Sense 1
encircle, circle -- (form a circle around; "encircle the errors")
       => shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")

Sense 2
gird, encircle -- (bind with something round or circular)
       => bind -- (make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope; "The Chinese would bind the feet of their women")

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