Synonyms for (adjective) encompassing

Synonyms: encompassing, circumferent, surrounding

Definition: closely encircling

Usage: encompassing mountain ranges; the surrounding countryside

Similar words: close

Definition: at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other

Usage: close to noon; how close are we to town?; a close formation of ships


Synonyms: broad, blanket, extensive, encompassing, panoptic, wide, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, across-the-board

Definition: broad in scope or content

Usage: 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

Similar words: comprehensive

Definition: including all or everything

Usage: comprehensive coverage; a comprehensive history of the revolution; a comprehensive survey; a comprehensive education