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cir·cum·am·bu·late

 (sûr′kəm-ăm′byə-lāt′)
tr.v. cir·cum·am·bu·lat·ed, cir·cum·am·bu·lat·ing, cir·cum·am·bu·lates
To walk around (something), especially as part of a ritual: "Circumambulate the city of a dreamy Sabbath afternoon" (Herman Melville).

cir′cum·am′bu·la′tion n.

circumambulate

(ˌsɜːkəmˈæmbjʊˌleɪt)
vb
1. to walk around (something)
2. (intr) to avoid the point
[C17: from Late Latin circum- + ambulāre to walk]
ˌcircumˌambuˈlation n
ˌcircumˈambuˌlator n
ˌcircumˈambulatory adj

cir•cum•am•bu•late

(ˌsɜr kəmˈæm byəˌleɪt)

v.t., v.i. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to walk or go around, esp. ceremoniously.
[1650–60; < Late Latin circumambulātus]
cir`cum•am`bu•la′tion, n.
cir`cum•am′bu•la`tor, n.
cir`cum•am′bu•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

circumambulate


Past participle: circumambulated
Gerund: circumambulating

Imperative
circumambulate
circumambulate
Present
I circumambulate
you circumambulate
he/she/it circumambulates
we circumambulate
you circumambulate
they circumambulate
Preterite
I circumambulated
you circumambulated
he/she/it circumambulated
we circumambulated
you circumambulated
they circumambulated
Present Continuous
I am circumambulating
you are circumambulating
he/she/it is circumambulating
we are circumambulating
you are circumambulating
they are circumambulating
Present Perfect
I have circumambulated
you have circumambulated
he/she/it has circumambulated
we have circumambulated
you have circumambulated
they have circumambulated
Past Continuous
I was circumambulating
you were circumambulating
he/she/it was circumambulating
we were circumambulating
you were circumambulating
they were circumambulating
Past Perfect
I had circumambulated
you had circumambulated
he/she/it had circumambulated
we had circumambulated
you had circumambulated
they had circumambulated
Future
I will circumambulate
you will circumambulate
he/she/it will circumambulate
we will circumambulate
you will circumambulate
they will circumambulate
Future Perfect
I will have circumambulated
you will have circumambulated
he/she/it will have circumambulated
we will have circumambulated
you will have circumambulated
they will have circumambulated
Future Continuous
I will be circumambulating
you will be circumambulating
he/she/it will be circumambulating
we will be circumambulating
you will be circumambulating
they will be circumambulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been circumambulating
you have been circumambulating
he/she/it has been circumambulating
we have been circumambulating
you have been circumambulating
they have been circumambulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been circumambulating
you will have been circumambulating
he/she/it will have been circumambulating
we will have been circumambulating
you will have been circumambulating
they will have been circumambulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been circumambulating
you had been circumambulating
he/she/it had been circumambulating
we had been circumambulating
you had been circumambulating
they had been circumambulating
Conditional
I would circumambulate
you would circumambulate
he/she/it would circumambulate
we would circumambulate
you would circumambulate
they would circumambulate
Past Conditional
I would have circumambulated
you would have circumambulated
he/she/it would have circumambulated
we would have circumambulated
you would have circumambulated
they would have circumambulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.circumambulate - walk around somethingcircumambulate - walk around something    
circle - travel around something; "circle the globe"
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He also said that the capacity of the mataf courtyard along with its floors is 107,000 performers of circumambulation per hour, while the capacity of the mataf courtyard alone is 30,000 per hour, other than the floors.
He said following his meeting here today with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Circumambulation Guides Foundation of Turkish Pilgrims and Muslims of Europe, America and Australia, Tariq bin Mohammed Ankawi that the pilgrims of Turkey whose number reached this year more than 94,000 extended their thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Crown Prince for services and care being provided for them during their presence in the holy sites.
Mubarak Al-Ajmi as saying that the health of all Kuwait's pilgrims are satisfactory after performing several trouble-free hajj rituals: ascending Arafat mountain on Thursday, spending the night at Muzdalifah, stoning of the devil at Jamrat Al-Aqaba and the circumambulation of the Ka'ba on Friday.
At the end of the circumambulation, pilgrims go to the station of Ibrahim to pray, and they then drink water from the sacred well of Zamzam before proceeding to the next ritual.
ISLAMABAD -- For the first time, the covering cloth of the Holy Kaaba, also known as Kiswa, will have a new addition to indicate the starting and ending points of circumambulation (Tawaf) around the sacred structure.
The Minister dedicated a night shelter, particularly for the benefit of people performing a circumambulation (Parikarama) of River Narmada.
After the prayer, Muslims perform tawaf ritual, circumambulation of the Kaaba seven times, and pray until morning.
A senior Makkah official has stated that the project to expand the mataf, or circumambulation area around the Kaaba, would be completed before this year's Haj.
Saudi Arabian officials are working hard to complete the ongoing expansion of mataf - the circumambulation area around the Kaaba in Makkah, before this year's Haj season, said a report.
A large number of devotees had gathered at the temple on the occasion of 'Somwati Amavasya' when the mishap occurred during the circumambulation of the Kamtanath Pahad (mountain).
He urged hajj pilgrims to comply with Saudi regulations, be patient, especially as this year is expected to witness congestions in view of current expansion jobs which people's impede access to the circumambulation zone.
The move is in line with the expansion currently undertaken by the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, especially the circumambulation area (Mataf expansion).