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en·clave /ˈɛnkleɪv, ˈɑn-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[en-kleyv, ahn-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun, verb, -claved, -clav·ing.[/color]

-noun 1. a country, or esp., an outlying portion of a country, entirely or mostly surrounded by the territory of another country.

2. any small, distinct area or group enclosed or isolated within a larger one: a Chinese-speaking enclave in London.

–verb (used with object) 3. to isolate or enclose (esp. territory) within a foreign or uncongenial environment; make an enclave of: The desert enclaved the little settlement. [/color]

[Origin: 1865–70; < F, MF, n. deriv. of enclaver < VL *inclāvāre to lock in, equiv. to L in- in-2 + clāv(is) key + -āre inf. suffix]
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American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source en·clave (ěn'klāv', ŏn'-) Pronunciation Key n.[/color]

A country or part of a country lying wholly within the boundaries of another.

A distinctly bounded area enclosed within a larger unit: ethnic enclaves in a large city.[/color]

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Online Etymology Dictionary - Cite This Source
enclave [/color]

1868, from Fr. enclave, from O.Fr. enclaver "enclose," from L.L. inclavare "shut in, lock up," from L. in- "in" + clavis "key" (see slot (2)).[/color]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper [/color]
WordNet - Cite This Source enclave [/color]

(noun )
an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it.[/color]

WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University. [/color]
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oh ya i was first to vote and i said the first on cause i will lock myself in my enclave!!hehe

Edit! oops i meant to say the third one cause i will lock myself in there when we get one!!
Definitely wordnet. Culturally distinct from the blah, blah, blah crossovers/minivans/suvs that surround it.
Mine came from daddy Delta and momma Lambda :confused:
I once heard it described as the "******* child of a full size SUV and a minivan"...[/color] :sosad: :eek:hno: :confused:
Rosita2001 said:
I once heard it described as the "******* child of a full size SUV and a minivan"...[/color] :sosad: :eek:hno: :confused:
Having a minivan in the house for 20 years, and not caring for SUV's in general, the Enclave is a PERFECT fit for us. :thumb:
My Enclave came from the MotherShip. :help:
didn't your parents give you that talk already. if they didn't i will tell it for you

when a mommy and a daddy love each other very much they decide to buy a baby, they go to a dealer and ask to order one, once you have ordered one and mommy and daddys pens meet it then creats an order form about 9 months later (if your lucky) the car goes through a developing stage were it gets doors and gps and dvds and all the other things GM wanted it to have, once it is fully developed your car is delivered by the stork with the big 500 hp desil engine and a big trailer to haul your baby, but then the daddy goes in to labor as he signs a check for 45,000 dollars. although some times it can be created with defects, like water leaks and tranny problems, or even worse scratches and bumps, but those are easly fixed by the doctor. THE END. DONT ASK WHY I DID THIS. ;D
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Wow, you 'splained it so well for the folks who didn't know all this. I think my description of the "******* child of a full size SUV and a minivan"[/color]...may be a more modern version of your story since not all baby's have both a mommy and daddy nowadays. Some times it involves a factory in Lansing, MI. Winky, winky...[/color] :binky:
In regards to definitions when we looked at the Chevy Traverse, the salesman told us that the name is not Traverse like the city in Michigan, it is Traverse, as in to "cross over". Witty hah?
MS left on her own, Rollin was asked to leave.
I really really want to know what happened to MsS42.. She just, dissapeared didnt she?
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