Encompass vs Befang - What's the difference?

encompass | befang |


As verbs the difference between encompass and befang

is that encompass is to form a circle around; to encircle while befang is to lay hold on; seize; grasp; catch; clutch.

encompass

English

Verb

(es)
  • To form a circle around; to encircle.
  • To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  • To include completely; to describe fully or comprehensively.
  • This book on English grammar encompasses all irregular verbs.
  • To go around, especially, to circumnavigate.
  • Drake encompassed the globe.

    Synonyms

    * comprehend * embrace * include

    References

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    befang

    English

    Alternative forms

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    Verb

  • To lay hold on; seize; grasp; catch; clutch.
  • Come here an' I'll befang thee!
  • (obsolete) To take hold on; begin or commence upon.
  • (obsolete) To encompass; enclose; contain; comprehend.
  • References

    * Wright, The English dialect dictionary , Befang. * Philological Society (Great Britain), A new English dictionary on historical principles , Befong.