(noun, verb)


1. a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity

Definition categories: state, condition, status

2. the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event

Similar word(s): context, setting

Definition categories: state, environment

3. information that should be kept in mind when making a decision

Similar word(s): condition, consideration

Definition categories: thought, information

4. formal ceremony about important occasions

- pomp and circumstance

Definition categories: event, ceremonial, ceremony, observance


1. To place in a particular situation, especially with regard to money or other resources.