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Cincture definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CINCTURE, n.
1. A belt, a girdle, or something worn round the body.
2. That which encompasses, or incloses.
3. In architecture, a ring or list at the top and bottom of a column, separating the shaft at one end from the base; at the other, from the capital. It is supposed to be in imitation of the girths or ferrils anciently used to strengthen columns.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers [syn: girdle, cincture, sash, waistband, waistcloth]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin cinctura girdle, from cinctus, past participle of cingere to gird; probably akin to Sanskrit k?ńc? girdle Date: 1587 1. the act of encircling 2. a. an encircling area b. girdle, belt; especially a cord or sash of cloth worn around an ecclesiastical vestment or the habit of a religious

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 literary a girdle, belt, or border. 2 Archit. a ring at either end of a column-shaft. Etymology: L cinctura f. cingere cinct- gird

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cincture Cinc"ture, n. [L. cinctura, fr. cingere, cinctum, to gird.] 1. A belt, a girdle, or something worn round the body, -- as by an ecclesiastic for confining the alb. 2. That which encompasses or incloses; an inclosure. ``Within the cincture of one wall.'' --Bacon. 3. (Arch.) The fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Band, belt, girdle, cestus.

Moby Thesaurus

anklet, arena, armlet, band, begird, belt, bracelet, cingulum, circling, circumambience, circumambiency, circumcincture, circumflexion, circumjacence, circumposition, close, collar, collarband, confine, container, containment, coop, court, courtyard, curtilage, delimited field, earring, ecliptic, embracement, encincture, encirclement, enclave, enclosure, encompassment, enfoldment, engird, envelopment, environment, equator, fascia, field, fillet, finger ring, fold, gird, girding, girdle, girdling, girt, girth, great circle, ground, hoop, inclusion, involvement, list, neckband, necklace, nose ring, pale, paling, park, pen, quad, quadrangle, quoit, ring, sash, square, surrounding, theater, toft, waistband, wristband, wristlet, yard, zodiac, zone




 


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