Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Sphere or scope, as of influence. synonym: range.
  • noun Archaic An external boundary; a circuit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Compass or circuit; circumference; boundary: as, the ambit of a fortification or of a country.
  • noun Extent; sphere; scope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Circuit or compass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The sphere or area of control and influence of something.
  • noun A circuit, or a boundary around a property.
  • noun A span of actions, thoughts, or words.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ambitus, from past participle of ambīre, to go around; see ambient.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin ambitus ("going around, circuit"), from ambiō ("go around").

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