- to draw a line around; encircle: to circumscribe a city on a map.
- to enclose within bounds; limit or confine, especially narrowly: Her social activities are circumscribed by school regulations.
- to mark off; define; delimit: to circumscribe the area of a science.
- Geometry. to draw around another figure so as to touch as many points as possible. to enclose in this manner.
mark off, delimit
- So when the pandemic hit, he felt determined to do more than just ensure the survival of his restaurant — he wanted to embed more deeply in the neighborhood, albeit from within the tightly circumscribed framework of fine dining.
- This kind of effect on memory is likely to be short term and circumscribed to the information the subjects saved onto the device.
- There is the man, who scared the living hell out of me, but the rage was about growing up in a world circumscribed by the reality of race.
- For travelers like me circumscribed by the pandemic, aromas offer the chance to revisit cherished journeys.
- Such is the unbearable situation created in a culture quick to judge, to expel and especially to circumscribe the lives of women.
- Their opponents accepted the issue, and resolved to circumscribe the duke's inordinate powers.
- It is my wish to state it with precision and circumscribe its limits here at the very start.
- A new spirit has now gone abroad which no walls can bound or circumscribe.
- This finally came to be so urgent that it even involved an effort to circumscribe the futile activities.
- Of a simple and solid edifice, it is not easy, however, to circumscribe the duration.