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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 en·cir·cle /ɪnˈsɝkəl, ɛn-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·cir·cle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Encircled p. pr. & vb. n. Encircling ]  To form a circle about; to inclose within a circle or ring; to surround; as, to encircle one in the arms; the army encircled the city.
    Her brows encircled with his serpent rod.   --Parnell.
 Syn: -- To encompass; surround; environ; inclose.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river
           encircles the village" [syn: surround, environ, circle,
            round, ring]
      2: form a circle around; "encircle the errors" [syn: circle]
      3: bind with something round or circular [syn: gird]