circumambulate


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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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References in classic literature ?
Having finished his survey of the lake, Captain Bonneville proceeded on his journey, until on the banks of the Bear River, some distance higher up, he came upon the party which he had detached a year before, to circumambulate the Great Salt Lake, and ascertain its extent, and the nature of its shores.
Circumambulate the city of a dreamy Sabbath afternoon.
I shall continue in the proper direction, if I have to circumambulate the continent of Africa to reach my destination.
This poem, about the poet's mother and her own treacherous journey as a refugee from Syria to Germany, imagines the mother as a safe harbor in a sea that offers only storms and false hope to overcrowded boats of migrants, likened to pilgrims on hajj as they circumambulate the sea.
Before leaving Mecca, pilgrims return to Al-Masjid Al-Haram and circumambulate the Kaaba seven times for "the farewell tawaf.
Arab News Muslim pilgrims sit and circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia on Monday.
Up to 107,000 worshippers can circumambulate the Kaaba at any time.
There is an apocryphal Tibetan story of a fly that lands on a piece of cow dung being carried away by running water that accidently circumambulate a stupa three times.
During the hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca), Muslims circumambulate the Ka'aba (the most sacred site in Islam) seven times.
Three late-'60s cups--one with three legs, another with an emerald frog grasping its base, and a third with a snail poised to circumambulate it--together highlighted differentiation within a standardized format.
NNA - Pilgrims to Mecca are expected to cast the last of their seven pebbles at Satan's stele before proceeding to circumambulate the black cubic-shaped structure of al-Kaaba and by possibly touching the stone enshrined at its southernmost eastern corner today (Saturday).
They will then return to the Grand Mosque in Makkah to circumambulate seven times around the Kaaba and perform Sa'I that is ninth of the obligations of Hajj.