- 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 c&imacron;nct&umacron;ra, from c&imacron;nctus, 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)