Blockade vs Enclosure - What's the difference?

blockade | enclosure |

As nouns the difference between blockade and enclosure

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



(en noun)
  • The physical blocking or surrounding of a place, especially a port, in order to prevent commerce and traffic in or out.
  • By extension, any form of formal isolation of something, especially with the force of law or arms.
  • (nautical) The ships or other forces used to effect a naval blockade.
  • (chess) Preventing an opponent's pawn moving by placing a piece in front of it
  • Verb

  • To create a blockade against.
  • Anagrams



    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).