cincture

  • 1 Cincture — • More commonly called in England, the girdle is an article of liturgical attire which has been recognized as such since the ninth century Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cincture     Cincture …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Cincture — Cinc ture, n. [L. cinctura, fr. cingere, cinctum, to gird.] 1. A belt, a girdle, or something worn round the body, as by an ecclesiastic for confining the alb. [1913 Webster] 2. That which encompasses or incloses; an inclosure. Within the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 cincture — index border (bound), embrace (encircle), enclosure, encompass (surround) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 cincture — (n.) 1580s, from L. cinctura a girdle, from cinctus, pp. of cingere to surround, encircle (see CINCH (Cf. cinch)). The verb is recorded from 1757. Related: Cinctured …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 cincture — Cincture, Cindre, voyez Ceindre …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 6 cincture — [siŋk′chər] n. [L cinctura, a girdle < cingere: see CINCH] 1. the act of encircling or girding 2. anything that encircles, as a belt or girdle …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Cincture — For the architectural element, see Architectural glossary. An Anglican priest wearing a white girdle around his waist to hold his alb and stole in place. The cincture is a liturgical vestment, worn encircling the body around or above the waist.… …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 cincture — /singk cheuhr/, n., v., cinctured, cincturing. n. 1. a belt or girdle. 2. something that surrounds or encompasses as a girdle does; a surrounding border: The midnight sky had a cincture of stars. 3. (on a classical column) a fillet at either end… …

    Universalium

  • 9 cincture — 1. noun /sɪŋk.ʃə/ a) An enclosure, or the act of enclosing, encircling or encompassing In one, dated eighteen years ago, he appeared, wearing only sandals and a cincture of vine leaves, between two classical garden statues. b) A girdle or belt,… …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 cincture — cinc•ture [[t]ˈsɪŋk tʃər[/t]] n. v. tured, tur•ing 1) a belt or girdle 2) something that surrounds or encompasses, as a surrounding border 3) the act of girding or encompassing 4) to gird with or as if with a cincture; encircle; encompass •… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 cincture — /ˈsɪŋktʃə / (say singkchuh) noun 1. a belt or girdle. 2. something surrounding or encompassing like a girdle; a surrounding border. 3. the act of girding or encompassing. –verb (t) (cinctured, cincturing) 4. to gird with or as with a cincture;… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 cincture — noun Etymology: Latin cinctura girdle, from cinctus, past participle of cingere to gird; probably akin to Sanskrit kāñcī girdle Date: 1587 1. the act of encircling 2. a. an encircling area b. girdle, belt; espe …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 cincture — Synonyms and related words: anklet, arena, armlet, band, begird, belt, bracelet, cingulum, circling, circumambience, circumambiency, circumcincture, circumflexion, circumjacence, circumposition, close, collar, collarband, confine, container,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 cincture — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To encircle with or as if with a band: band1, begird, belt, compass, encompass, engirdle, gird, girdle, girt, ring1. Archaic: engird. See EDGE …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 cincture — see PRECINCT …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 cincture — to gird or surround; belt worn around ecclesiastical vestment Ecclesiastical Terms …

    Phrontistery dictionary

  • 17 cincture — cinc·ture || sɪŋktʃə n. belt v. encircle with a belt, encircle with a ring …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 cincture — [ sɪŋktʃə] noun 1》 literary a girdle or belt. 2》 Architecture a ring at either end of a column shaft. Origin C16: from L. cinctura, from cinct , cingere encircle …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 cincture — n. Band, belt, girdle, cestus …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 cincture — noun (C) literary a belt …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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