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enclave definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from enclaver to enclose, from Vulgar Latin *inclavare to lock up, from Latin in- + clavis key more at clavicle Date: 1868 a distinct territorial, cultural, or social unit enclosed within or as if within foreign territory <ethnic enclaves>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a portion of territory of one State surrounded by territory of another or others, as viewed by the surrounding territory (cf. EXCLAVE). 2 a group of people who are culturally, intellectually, or socially distinct from those surrounding them. Etymology: F f. enclaver ult. f. L clavis key

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Enclave En*clave", n. [F., fr. L. in + clavus a nail.] A tract of land or a territory inclosed within another territory of which it is independent. See Exclave. [Recent]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Enclave En*clave", v. t. [Cf. F. enclaver.] To inclose within an alien territory. [Recent]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(enclaves) An enclave is an area within a country or a city where people live who have a different nationality or culture from the people living in the surrounding country or city. Nagorno-Karabakh is an Armenian enclave inside Azerbaijan. N-COUNT: usu with supp

Moby Thesaurus

arena, block, cincture, clos, close, confine, container, coop, court, courtyard, croft, curtilage, delimited field, enclosure, field, fold, forty, ground, kraal, list, lot, pale, paling, parcel of land, park, patch, pen, plat, plot, plot of ground, quad, quadrangle, real estate, section, square, theater, toft, tract, yard



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