from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Encompassing on all sides; surrounding.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Surrounding; encompassing; inclosing or being on all sides: specifically applied, in entomology, to the pronotum when the anterior angles are elongated in curved processes which form a circle above the head, overlapping in front.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Surrounding; inclosing or being on all sides; encompassing.
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Ascribingto all aspectsof; encompassing.
- adverb in a circumambient manner
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The point to this dissertation -- if point be allowed by courtesy -- is directed, in a measure, at a clergyman in this city, who told gleefully of the break of a church officer in a prayer meeting, and yet the same preacher on the following Sunday night, used, in a brief petition, the words "circumambient," "iridescent" and "corollary."
Idle Comments 1905
Philosophy, on the contrary, tends to think of the transfer from circumambient cultural context to cultural artifact as a big mystery.
Crossroads of Philosophy and Cultural Studies: Body, Context, Performativity, Community 2008
Great Regulars: The poem's argument was as hard to remember as its language; it dissolved at once into the circumambient solemnity.
Archive 2009-01-01 Rus Bowden 2009
We are now beginning to understand the consequences of this new circumambient digital “reality.”
The Tyranny of E-mail John Freeman 2009
For the circumambient bodies being in perfect rest, are a wall of adamant, and in that state make it a perfect impossibility for any other body to get into that space.
The personal element in the magnetic attraction exercised by this circumambient, unapproachable master of hers was so much stronger than the intellectual and abstract that she could not understand it.
Wessex Tales 2006
The dome rose but a little way above the general contour of the city, into the still twilight, and sloped away, shining greasily under a few distant lights, into a circumambient ditch of darkness.
Religion will bind again these that were sometime frivolous, customary, enemies, skeptics, self-seekers, into a joyful reverence for the circumambient Whole, and that which was ecstasy shall become daily bread.
Uncollected Prose 2006
Look, they rush together, and Master Wamba is waving an immense banner over them, and knocks down a circumambient
Anaxagoras, that the air endeavoring to make a passage out of the earth, meeting with a thick superficies, is not able to force its way, and so shakes the circumambient earth with a trembling.
chained_bear commented on the word circumambient
"'...Not to mention the countless devices to measure the speed of the vessel through the water by means of rotating vanes or the pressure of the circumambient ocean...'"
--Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission, 76
February 11, 2008
palooka commented on the word circumambient
February 11, 2008
reesetee commented on the word circumambient
It is. Makes you want to walk around it slowly to admire it from all angles. ;-)
February 11, 2008
milosrdenstvi commented on the word circumambient
And fast the white rocks faded from his view,
And soon were lost in circumambient foam;
-- Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
November 20, 2009