Definition of unenclosed in US English:



  • Not enclosed by walls or fences.

    ‘the main staircase is unenclosed at the lobby level’
    • ‘They can be installed in either enclosed cavities such as walls or unenclosed spaces such as attics.’
    • ‘Permits show that the three seven-story buildings total 230,000 square feet of enclosed space and 118,000 square feet of unenclosed space.’
    • ‘Many older malls will fold as consumers start to patronize the new, unenclosed, lifestyle malls that are sprouting up throughout the country.’
    • ‘So, if the statutory provision says that one has the right to go into unenclosed and unimproved land for subsistence purposes, then that is the case, but if there is an enclosure, of course, there is no longer that right.’
    • ‘A forest for them and their successors was an area of unenclosed countryside, consisting of a highly variable mixture of woodland, heathland, scrub and agricultural land.’
    • ‘The scheme will support new and existing organic farmers, providing £35 / hectare on organic arable or enclosed land, and £10 / hectare on unenclosed land subject to conditions.’
    • ‘The main form of agriculture was pastoral with cattle and sheep being grazed on unenclosed lands.’
    • ‘At present the College is unenclosed and has seen repeated thefts most notably from the College laundry and the Junior Common Room.’
    • ‘I want to spread my wings open in an unenclosed space, beat them once, twice, and leave the ground behind.’
    • ‘By the way, the enclosure has been taken down, and this area is now as denuded of grass as the unenclosed area.’
    • ‘The town consists of an oval area about 3.75 km by 9.75 km, mainly unenclosed, but incorporating a temple complex, residential buildings, clusters of aristocratic houses, and workshops.’
    • ‘The legislation does not apply where the road passes over unenclosed land.’
    • ‘The landscape was well ordered with fields defined by hedges and ditches, trackways linking settlements, and unenclosed grazing areas beyond the more intensively used enclosed land.’
    • ‘Squinting, he could not actually see much, but he felt a breeze, so he thought that he had come to an unenclosed area.’
    • ‘The definition of unenclosed upland is still under discussion with the European Commission.’
    • ‘Now, more than 135 years on, Berkhamsted Common remains triumphantly unenclosed.’
    • ‘Furthermore, much of the Lincolnshire Wolds in its unenclosed state was sheep pasture, not arable land.’
    • ‘But these concerns seem to have been appeased because only unenclosed and uncultivated land, aside from a small strip of improved farmland near Crymych, has been opened up.’
    • ‘I threw the last of my farthings at some very grateful peasants and while they squabbled over them, I headed off alongside the unenclosed fields towards the sun's afternoon aurora.’
    • ‘A zone outside the royal compound became the focus of an extensive, unenclosed settlement consisting of thirteen houses and nine souterrains.’
    rolling, sweeping, extensive, wide, wide open, broad, unfenced, exposed, unsheltered
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