What does Perimeter mean?

Definitions for Perimeterpəˈrɪm ɪ tər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Perimeter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. margin, border, perimeter(noun)

    the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary

  2. perimeter(noun)

    a line enclosing a plane areas

  3. circumference, perimeter(noun)

    the size of something as given by the distance around it


  1. perimeter(Noun)

    The sum of the distance of all the lengths of the sides of an object.

  2. perimeter(Noun)

    The outer limits of an area. See Synonyms at circumference.

  3. perimeter(Noun)

    The length of such a boundary.

  4. perimeter(Noun)

    A fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position.

  5. Origin: From περίμετρος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perimeter(noun)

    the outer boundary of a body or figure, or the sum of all the sides

  2. Perimeter(noun)

    an instrument for determining the extent and shape of the field of vision

  3. Origin: [Gr. ; peri` around + measure: cf. F. primtre.]


  1. Perimeter

    A perimeter is a path that surrounds a two-dimensional shape. The word comes from the Greek peri and meter. The term may be used either for the path or its length - it can be thought of as the length of the outline of a shape. The perimeter of a circle or ellipse is called its circumference. Calculating the perimeter has considerable practical applications. The perimeter can be used to calculate the length of fence required to surround a yard or garden. The perimeter of a wheel describes how far it will roll in one revolution. Similarly, the amount of string wound around a spool is related to the spool's perimeter.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perimeter

    pē-rim′e-tėr, n. (geom.) the circuit or boundary of any plane figure, or the sum of all its sides: an instrument for measuring the area over which a person can see distinctly.—adjs. Perimet′ric, -al, pertaining to the perimeter.—n. Perim′etry, the act of making perimetrical measurements. [Gr. perimetrosperi, around, metron, measure.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Perimeter in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Perimeter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Terry Gainer:

    Wherever the perimeter is, that’s where the risk point is.

  2. Dan Bongino:

    I have to question this tactic a bit, i think setting up a secure perimeter and at least making some attempt to negotiate may have been far more efficient.

  3. Carol Vardeman:

    They are working the perimeter. They are working inside-out. They are working outside-in, but it’s a lot of work and unless we get a really good rain, this is going to go on for quite a while.

  4. Knut Morten Johansen:

    In this particular case, no security perimeter has been broken, it is therefore important by SAS to say that no one has been in danger, both the pilot and traffic management have had control of the situation.

  5. Martin Dempsey:

    The Iraqis are under pressure there and have lost some control of the perimeter and some control of the road network that leads to it through the emplacement of ... IEDs (improved explosive devices), we've been working with them. We've conducted 26 airstrikes since the fifth of May.

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