from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Encompassing on all sides; surrounding.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Ascribing to all aspects of; encompassing.
- adj. Surrounding.
- adv. in a circumambient manner
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Surrounding; inclosing or being on all sides; encompassing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Surrounding; encompassing; inclosing or being on all sides: specifically applied, in entomology, to the pronotum when the anterior angles are elongated in curved processes which form a circle above the head, overlapping in front.
The point to this dissertation -- if point be allowed by courtesy -- is directed, in a measure, at a clergyman in this city, who told gleefully of the break of a church officer in a prayer meeting, and yet the same preacher on the following Sunday night, used, in a brief petition, the words "circumambient," "iridescent" and "corollary."
Philosophy, on the contrary, tends to think of the transfer from circumambient cultural context to cultural artifact as a big mystery.
We are now beginning to understand the consequences of this new circumambient digital “reality.”
Great Regulars: The poem's argument was as hard to remember as its language; it dissolved at once into the circumambient solemnity.
For the circumambient bodies being in perfect rest, are a wall of adamant, and in that state make it a perfect impossibility for any other body to get into that space.
Religion will bind again these that were sometime frivolous, customary, enemies, skeptics, self-seekers, into a joyful reverence for the circumambient Whole, and that which was ecstasy shall become daily bread.
Look, they rush together, and Master Wamba is waving an immense banner over them, and knocks down a circumambient
The personal element in the magnetic attraction exercised by this circumambient, unapproachable master of hers was so much stronger than the intellectual and abstract that she could not understand it.
The dome rose but a little way above the general contour of the city, into the still twilight, and sloped away, shining greasily under a few distant lights, into a circumambient ditch of darkness.
Anaxagoras, that the air endeavoring to make a passage out of the earth, meeting with a thick superficies, is not able to force its way, and so shakes the circumambient earth with a trembling.