circumscribe / ˈsɜr kəmˌskraɪb, ˌsɜr kəmˈskraɪb /


circumscribe 的定义

v. 有主动词 verb

cir·cum·scribed, cir·cum·scrib·ing.

  1. to draw a line around; encircle: to circumscribe a city on a map.
  2. to enclose within bounds; limit or confine, especially narrowly: Her social activities are circumscribed by school regulations.
  3. to mark off; define; delimit: to circumscribe the area of a science.
  4. Geometry. to draw around another figure so as to touch as many points as possible. to enclose in this manner.

circumscribe 近义词

v. 动词 verb

mark off, delimit


  1. 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.
  2. This kind of effect on memory is likely to be short term and circumscribed to the information the subjects saved onto the device.
  3. 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.
  4. For travelers like me circumscribed by the pandemic, aromas offer the chance to revisit cherished journeys.
  5. Such is the unbearable situation created in a culture quick to judge, to expel and especially to circumscribe the lives of women.
  6. Their opponents accepted the issue, and resolved to circumscribe the duke's inordinate powers.
  7. It is my wish to state it with precision and circumscribe its limits here at the very start.
  8. A new spirit has now gone abroad which no walls can bound or circumscribe.
  9. This finally came to be so urgent that it even involved an effort to circumscribe the futile activities.
  10. Of a simple and solid edifice, it is not easy, however, to circumscribe the duration.