Definition of Cincture

1. Noun. A band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers.

Exact synonyms: Girdle, Sash, Waistband, Waistcloth
Generic synonyms: Band
Specialized synonyms: Cummerbund



Definition of Cincture

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

Definition of Cincture

1. Noun. An enclosure, or the act of enclosing, encircling or encompassing ¹

2. Noun. A girdle or belt, especially as part of a vestment ¹

3. Noun. (architecture) The fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column. ¹

4. Verb. to girdle, circle(,) or surround ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cincture

1. to gird or encircle [v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cincture

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cinchonaceous
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cinchonic
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cinchonine
cinchonines
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cinchonisms
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cincinnus
cinclisis
cinct
cincture (current term)
cincture sensation
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cincturing
cinder
cinder block
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cinder cones
cinder pig
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cinderblocks
cindered

Literary usage of Cincture

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1. Costume of Prelates of the Catholic Church: According to Roman Etiquette by John Abel Nainfa (1909)
"The cincture, belt, or sash (called fascia in Ceremonials and other Latin documents),2 is ... The cincture may be worn over the cassock or over the simar. ..."

2. The Universities of Europe in the Middle Ages by Hastings Rashdall (1895)
"cincture. When the cappa was not required, Master and scholar alike wore clerical garments of a less formal character, described by a great variety of names ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... cincture. They are governed by an abbot general, vicars, and visitors. The origin of the Windesheim Congregation is due to Gerard Groot, ..."

4. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"... and with cincture free, On all the gods and fate-instructed stars, Foreseeing death, she calls. But if there be Some just and not oblivious power on ..."

5. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"(2) A cincture, or girdle. ST. SAINT'S-BELL, s. 'I'he small bell wliich called to religious service. SAIRY, adj. Poor; sorry. North. SAKE, (1) 5. ..."

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