Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To enclose in or as if in a sphere.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To place in a sphere; to envelop.
  • v. To form into a sphere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To place in a sphere; to envelop.
  • transitive v. To form into a sphere.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To place in or as in a sphere.
  • To make into a sphere.

Etymologies

en- +‎ sphere (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mr. Judd was a good scholar, and the word is legitimately compounded, like _ensphere_ and

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859

  • We want men in law who shall realize that the function of the legal profession is to build up justice and ensphere it in the will of the people.

    Men in the Making

  • Once she had gone to her mother's old Kentucky home, and though her mother's people were all dead long ago, the great Kentucky house was still there, and, standing before it, she had been almost able to see the aura of influence that it had been in the moulding of the loveliness of her mother, the southern girl, lifting from it to ensphere her, the western girl.

    Sally of Missouri

  • Sin in the soul, the scarlet flower from the dark soil, we see; but, intent on that, has not the eye, and the heart, too, forgotten the large heavens that ensphere all -- even this evil flower -- and the infinite horizons that reach off to the eternal distance from every soul as from their centre?

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • "Well, mademoiselle, peculiar circumstances do ensphere you, linkage to a mystery puissant and awful.

    The Unicorn Trade

  • Sin in the soul, the scarlet flower from the dark soil, we see; but, intent on that, has not the eye, and the heart, too, forgotten the large heavens that ensphere all ” even this evil flower ” and the infinite horizons that reach off to the eternal distance from every soul as from their centre?

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

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