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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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Other companions of the Prophet, may Allah be pleased with them, migrated to Al-Madinah secretly, while 'Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, - when he was migrating - armed himself with his sword, went to the Ka'aba, circumambulated the Ka'aba, prayed behind Maqaam Ibraaheem (Ibraaheem's station), and then announced to the Quraysh chiefs that he was migrating.
Before leaving for Mina, the pilgrims circumambulated the Holy Kaaba.
Then Mahapajapati Gotami, being restrained by the Blessed One, paid homage with her head at the Blessed One's feet, circumambulated the Blessed One, left the Blessed One, and returned.
When you circumambulated the Ka'ba did you behold the immaterial beauty of Allah in the abode of purification?
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Disquietude circumambulated me as I strangely imploded.
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They then circumambulated the Kba (Tawaf) and performed ritual prayers.
I must admit I felt somewhat strange sitting in a wheel chair and have someone push me, the first time I circumambulated Al Kbah, that's why I insisted on doing it again the next day standing up.
Farewell circumambulation of the Kaaba( the ancient cubic structure housing the Black Stone relic) is expected from each and every male or female pilgrim According to preliminary estimates made by prince Khaled al-Faysal of Mecca, up to 1 million 800,000 pilgrims visited thus far, and circumambulated the holy structure.