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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

 encircling
      adj : being all around the edges; enclosing; "his encircling
            arms"; "the room's skirting board needs painting" [syn:
             encircling(a), skirting(a)]