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Circumference vs. Girth

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Circumferencenoun

(geometry) The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure

Girthnoun

A band passed under the belly of an animal, which holds a saddle in place.

Circumferencenoun

(geometry) The length of such a line

Girthnoun

The part of an animal around which the girth fits.

Circumferencenoun

(obsolete) The surface of a round or spherical object

Girthnoun

(informal) One's waistline circumference, most often a large one.

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Circumferencenoun

(graph theory) The length of the longest cycle of a graph

Girthnoun

A small horizontal brace or girder.

Circumferenceverb

To include in a circular space; to bound.

Girthnoun

The distance measured around an object.

Circumferencenoun

The line that goes round or encompasses a circular figure; a periphery.

Girthnoun

(graph theory) The length of the shortest cycle in a graph.

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Circumferencenoun

A circle; anything circular.

‘His ponderous shield . . .Behind him cast. The broad circumferenceHung on his shoulders like the moon.’;

Girthverb

To bind as if with a girth or band.

Circumferencenoun

The external surface of a sphere, or of any orbicular body.

Girthnoun

A band or strap which encircles the body; especially, one by which a saddle is fastened upon the back of a horse.

Circumferenceverb

To include in a circular space; to bound.

Girthnoun

The measure around any object, such as a body at the waist or belly, or a box ; the circumference of anything; as, in order to be acceptable for mailing, the total of height and girth of a package must not exceed 63 inches.

‘He's a lusty, jolly fellow, that lives well, at least three yards in the girth.’;

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Circumferencenoun

the size of something as given by the distance around it

Girthnoun

A small horizontal brace or girder.

Circumferencenoun

the length of the closed curve of a circle

Girthverb

To bind as with a girth.

Circumferencenoun

the enclosing boundary of a curved geometric figure, especially a circle.

Girthnoun

the distance around a person's body

Circumferencenoun

the distance around something

‘babies who have small head circumferences’; ‘a rope two inches in circumference’;

Girthnoun

stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place

Circumference

In geometry, the circumference (from Latin circumferens, meaning ) is the perimeter of a circle or ellipse. That is, the circumference would be the arc length of the circle, as if it were opened up and straightened out to a line segment.

‘carrying around’;

Girthverb

encircle or bind;

‘Trees girded the green fields’;

Girthverb

tie a cinch around;

‘cinch horses’;

Girthnoun

the measurement around the middle of something, especially a person's waist

‘an ivy-clad tree of immense girth’; ‘a pike with a girth of 24 inches’; ‘idle men of great girth’;

Girthnoun

a person's waist or stomach, especially when large

‘he tied the knotted towels around his girth’;

Girthnoun

a band attached to a saddle and fastened around a horse's belly to keep the saddle in place.

Girthverb

surround; encircle

‘the four seas that girth Britain’;

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