- the act of encircling or girding
- anything that encircles, as a belt or sash for the waist
Origin of cinctureClassical Latin cinctura, a girdle from cingere: see cinch
- The act of encircling or encompassing.
- a. Something that encircles or surrounds.b. A belt or sash, especially one worn with an ecclesiastical vestment or the habit of a monk or nun.
transitive verbcinc·tured, cinc·tur·ing, cinc·tures
Origin of cinctureLatin cīnctūra from cīnctus past participle of cingere to gird ; see kenk- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present cinctures, present participle cincturing, simple past and past participle cinctured)