There are 2 main definitions of enceinte in English:

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enceinte 1

Pronunciation: /ɒ̃ˈsãt/

noun

archaic
An enclosure or the enclosing wall of a fortified place.
Example sentences
  • There are circles all around its walls and enceintes.
  • The early settlement was sparse, but this changed around 625 BC, when a substantial defensive wall was built across the neck of the promontory and roughly aligned stone houses were constructed within the enceinte.
  • Some very strongly fortified castles of this class have an additional wall set a short distance out from the main enceinte and concentric with it.

Origin

Early 18th century: from French, from Latin incincta, feminine past participle of incingere 'gird in', from in- 'in' + cingere 'to gird'.

Words that rhyme with enceinte

ant, Brabant, Brandt, brant, cant, extant, gallant, Kant, levant, pant, pointe, pointes, rant, scant

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There are 2 main definitions of enceinte in English:

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enceinte 2

Pronunciation: /ɒ̃ˈsãt/

adjective

archaic
Pregnant.
Example sentences
  • Rather, you might ‘suggest’ to your beloved that his attentions to the enceinte neighbor lady are inappropriate, as well as hurtful.
  • Who will watch a channel presented by an obviously enceinte woman?

Origin

Early 17th century: from French.

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