# Definitions for circumferencesərˈkʌm fər ənscir·cum·fer·ence

### Princeton's WordNet(4.20 / 5 votes)Rate this definition:

1. circumference, perimeternoun

the size of something as given by the distance around it

2. circumference, circuitnoun

the boundary line encompassing an area or object

"he had walked the full circumference of his land"; "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"

3. circumferencenoun

the length of the closed curve of a circle

### Wiktionary(5.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

1. circumferencenoun

The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure

Etymology: From circumferentia, circum around; ferre carry

2. circumferencenoun

The length of such a line

Etymology: From circumferentia, circum around; ferre carry

3. circumferencenoun

The surface of a round or spherical object

Etymology: From circumferentia, circum around; ferre carry

### Webster Dictionary(1.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

1. Circumferencenoun

the line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery

Etymology: [L. circumferentia.]

2. Circumferencenoun

a circle; anything circular

Etymology: [L. circumferentia.]

3. Circumferencenoun

the external surface of a sphere, or of any orbicular body

Etymology: [L. circumferentia.]

4. Circumferenceverb

to include in a circular space; to bound

Etymology: [L. circumferentia.]

### Freebase(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Circumference

Circumference is the linear distance around the outside of a closed curve or circular object. The circumference of a circle is of special importance to geometric and trigonometric concepts. However circumference may also describe the outside of elliptical closed curves. Circumference is a special example of perimeter.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Circumference

sėr-kum′fėr-ens, n. the boundary-line of any round body, esp. of a circle: the line surrounding anything: area: compass: distance round.—adj. Circumferen′tialn. Circumferent′or, an instrument used by surveyors and miners for measuring horizontal angles, consisting of a graduated circle, an index, and a magnetic needle suspended over the centre of a circle—now superseded by the Theodolite. [L. circum, about, ferre, to carry.]

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of circumference in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of circumference in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

### Examples of circumference in a Sentence

1. God lives in the centre of a circle and circumference is the only way we have to cover to find him and it can be covered only by worshipping.

2. One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.

3. Time is the measurement of the rotation of the Earths Surface around the Circumference of it's Axis.

4. It does not make any sense to talk with a common sense to a person who has almost all thinking common with almost all people all the time, and remains confined within own circumference of ‘I’, ‘ME’ and ‘Myself’ and often has view or sentence with the word ‘YOU’.

5. Basically around the circumference [ of the intestine ], there are some parts that are more stretchy and some parts that are more stiff, and that is what creates the edges and the cubing.

### Popularity rank by frequency of use

circumference#10000#28219#100000

## Translations for circumference

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• محيط
• периферия, обиколка
• পরিধি
• circumferència
• obvod
• cylchedd, cylchyn
• omkreds
• Umfang
• περιφέρεια
• circunferencia
• ympärysmitta, kehä
• circonférence
• הקף
• kerület
• շրջանագիծ, պարագիծ
• ummál
• circonferenza
• 周長, 円周, 周, 円周長
• Ëmfang
• perimetras
• pae, taiāwhiotanga
• обиколка, обем, периметар
• omtrek
• omkrets
• circunferência, perímetro
• circumferință
• окружность, длина окружности, периметр, длина окру
• obim
• obseg
• omkrets
• เส้นรอบวง
• tikop

### Translation

#### Find a translation for the circumference definition in other languages:

Select another language:

• - Select -
• 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
• Español (Spanish)
• Esperanto (Esperanto)
• 日本語 (Japanese)
• Português (Portuguese)
• Deutsch (German)
• العربية (Arabic)
• Français (French)
• Русский (Russian)
• 한국어 (Korean)
• עברית (Hebrew)
• Gaeilge (Irish)
• Українська (Ukrainian)
• اردو (Urdu)
• Magyar (Hungarian)
• मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
• Indonesia (Indonesian)
• Italiano (Italian)
• தமிழ் (Tamil)
• Türkçe (Turkish)
• తెలుగు (Telugu)
• ภาษาไทย (Thai)
• Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
• Čeština (Czech)
• Polski (Polish)
• Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
• Românește (Romanian)
• Nederlands (Dutch)
• Ελληνικά (Greek)
• Latinum (Latin)
• Svenska (Swedish)
• Dansk (Danish)
• Suomi (Finnish)
• فارسی (Persian)
• ייִדיש (Yiddish)
• հայերեն (Armenian)
• Norsk (Norwegian)
• English (English)

## Citation

#### Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"circumference." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 28 Jan. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/circumference>.

## Are we missing a good definition for circumference? Don't keep it to yourself...

### Browse Definitions.net

#### Free, no signup required:

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

#### Free, no signup required:

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

### Quiz

#### Are you a words master?

»
##### proceed or issue forth, as from a source
• A. abash
• B. emanate
• C. elate
• D. transpire