Cincture definition

sĭngkchər
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The act of encircling or encompassing.
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Something that encircles or surrounds.
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A belt or sash, especially one worn with an ecclesiastical vestment or the habit of a monk or nun.
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To gird; encompass.
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The act of encircling or girding.
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Anything that encircles, as a belt or sash for the waist.
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A girdle or belt, especially as part of a vestment.
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(architecture) The fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column.
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To girdle, circle, or surround.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cincture
Plural:
cinctures

Origin of cincture

  • Latin cīnctūra from cīnctus past participle of cingere to gird kenk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin cinctura.

    From Wiktionary