Enclosure vs Attached - What's the difference?

enclosure | attached |

As a noun enclosure

is (countable) something enclosed, ie inserted into a letter or similar package.

As a verb attached is


As an adjective attached is

in a romantic or sexual relationship.


Alternative forms

* inclosure


  • (countable) Something enclosed, i.e. inserted into a letter or similar package.
  • There was an enclosure with the letter — a photo.
  • (uncountable) The act of enclosing, i.e. the insertion or inclusion of an item in a letter or package.
  • ''The enclosure of a photo with your letter is appreciated.
  • (countable) An area, domain, or amount of something partially or entirely enclosed by barriers.
  • He faced punishment for creating the fenced enclosure in a public park.
    The glass enclosure holds the mercury vapor.
    The winning horse was first into the unsaddling enclosure .
  • (uncountable) The act of separating and surrounding an area, domain, or amount of something with a barrier.
  • The enclosure of public land is against the law.
    The experiment requires the enclosure of mercury vapor in a glass tube.
    At first, untrained horses resist enclosure .
  • (uncountable, British History) The post-feudal process of subdivision of common lands for individual ownership.
  • Strip-farming disappeared after enclosure .
  • The area of a convent, monastery, etc where access is restricted to community members.
  • Usage notes

    * For more on the spelling of this word, see (m).




  • (attach)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • In a romantic or sexual relationship.
  • As far as I know, he isn't attached , so I'm going to invite him out on a date.
    I'm not ready to get attached , as I want to continue sleeping around.
  • (botany, mycology) Broadly joined to a stem or stipe, but not decurrent.
  • In this group of mushrooms, the attachment of the gills to the stipe ranges from attached to almost decurrent.
  • Of a residential building, sharing walls with similar buildings on two, usually opposite, sides.
  • Coordinate terms

    * (sharing two walls) detached, semiattached