What does cincture mean?

Definitions for cincture
ˈsɪŋk tʃərcinc·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. girdle, cincture, sash, waistband, waistcloth(noun)

    a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers


  1. cincture(Noun)

    An enclosure, or the act of enclosing, encircling or encompassing

  2. cincture(Noun)

    A girdle or belt, especially as part of a vestment

  3. cincture(Noun)

    The fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column.

  4. cincture(Verb)

    to girdle, circle or surround

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cincture(noun)

    a belt, a girdle, or something worn round the body, -- as by an ecclesiastic for confining the alb

    Etymology: [L. cinctura, fr. cingere, cinctum, to gird.]

  2. Cincture(noun)

    that which encompasses or incloses; an inclosure

    Etymology: [L. cinctura, fr. cingere, cinctum, to gird.]

  3. Cincture(noun)

    the fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column

    Etymology: [L. cinctura, fr. cingere, cinctum, to gird.]


  1. Cincture

    The cincture is a liturgical vestment, worn encircling the body around or above the waist. The term has two distinct meanings, the usage generally dividing along denominational lines. Where the context does not indicate which meaning is intended, ambiguity may be avoided by the use of the terms "girdle" and "fascia". In the Roman Catholic Church, the cincture is a long, rope-like cord with tassled or knotted ends, tied around the waist outside the alb. The colour may be white, or may vary according to the colour of the liturgical season. A bishop's cincture is made of intertwining gold and green threads, a cardinal's has red and gold, and the pope's with white and gold. When the cincture is tied in the front and the ends draped on either side, it is called a Roman Knot. Besides its functional role in securing the alb and stole, the cincture bears a symbolic role, signifying chastity and purity. The same vestment is widely used in the Anglican, Methodist and Lutheran churches, as well as some other Protestant churches. However, in these denominations it is usually referred to as a girdle, the term "cincture" being used instead to signify a broad sash worn over the cassock somewhat above the waist. This latter vestment is in the Roman Catholic Church known as a fascia, and the use of this vestment is restricted to ordained clergy and seminarians.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cincture

    singk′tūr, n. a girdle or belt: a moulding round a column.—v.t. to gird, encompass.—adjs. Cinct, surrounded; Cinc′tured, having a cincture. [L. cincturacingĕre, cinctum, to gird.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cincture in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cincture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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