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.
adj : being all around the edges; enclosing; "his encircling
arms"; "the room's skirting board needs painting" [syn: