listen to the pronunciation of encompass
Englisch - Englisch
To form a circle around; to encircle
To go around, especially, to circumnavigate

Drake encompassed the globe.

To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain
To include completely; to describe fully or comprehensively

This book on English grammar encompasses all irregular verbs.

to encircle
{v} to shut or hem in, to surround
To encompass a place means to completely surround or cover it. The map shows the rest of the western region, encompassing nine states
If something encompasses particular things, it includes them. His repertoire encompassed everything from Bach to Schoenberg. = embrace
To circumscribe or go round so as to surround closely; to encircle; to inclose; to environ; as, a ring encompasses the finger; an army encompasses a city; a voyage encompassing the world
include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"
{f} surround, enclose, hem in, circumscribe
{n} the act of shutting in, a circumlocution
past of encompass
third-person singular of encompass
closely encircling; "encompassing mountain ranges"; "the surrounding countryside"
present participle of encompass
broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T G Winner; "granted him wide powers"
{i} act of encircling, surrounding
The act of surrounding, or the state of being surrounded; circumvention
including entirely