limits or rangeWithin the compass of a book of this size, such a comprehensive survey is not practicable.
The trees on the mountain within my range of vision had all been felled.
Our field of vision is surprisingly wide.
Although large in area, the flat did not have many rooms.
Luckily, the phone was in easy reach.
the scope of a novel
the sphere of international politics
the city limits
It's a very dangerous stretch of road.
an estate about seven or eight acres in extent
The area has been declared a disaster zone.
the realm of politics
The Christians fled when they saw the city being compassed with armies.
The church was surrounded by a rusted wrought-iron fence.
The land was enclosed by an eight-foot wire fence.
Egypt is encompassed by the Mediterranean, Sudan, the Red Sea and Libya.
The main part of the army moved to besiege the town.
encircle, , ,
A forty-foot-high concrete wall encircles the jail.
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in the sense of area
range or scopeAlthough large in area, the flat did not have many rooms.
in the sense of beset
to surround or attack from all sides
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