(noun, verb)


1. the size of something as given by the distance around it

Similar word(s): perimeter

Definition categories: attribute, size

2. the boundary line encompassing an area or object

- he had walked the full circumference of his land

- a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe

Similar word(s): circuit

Definition categories: location, border, borderline, delimitation, mete

3. the length of the closed curve of a circle

Definition categories: attribute, length


1. (obsolete, transitive) To include in a circular space; to bound.