circumambulate love

Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To walk around (something), especially as part of a ritual.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To walk round or about.
  • To go round; search through.

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

  • transitive verb To walk round about.

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

  • verb transitive To walk around something in a circle, especially for a ritual purpose.

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

  • verb walk around something

Etymologies

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Examples

  • During the Hajj, Muslims uniformly circumambulate around the Holy Kaaba in what is known as 'Tawaaf', irrespective of gender, nationality or sect.

    Amin G. Aaser: The Case of Sheikh Al-Atar and a Call for Unity At Hajj

  • During the Hajj, Muslims uniformly circumambulate around the Holy Kaaba in what is known as 'Tawaaf', irrespective of gender, nationality or sect.

    Amin G. Aaser: The Case of Sheikh Al-Atar and a Call for Unity At Hajj

  • Indeed, saying this, I recall one elderly Khampa, a former bodyguard who used to come each day to circumambulate my residence in Dharamsala (a popular devotion).

    The Natural World

  • Indeed, saying this, I recall one elderly Khampa, a former bodyguard who used to come each day to circumambulate my residence in Dharamsala (a popular devotion).

    The Natural World

  • Indeed, saying this, I recall one elderly Khampa, a former bodyguard who used to come each day to circumambulate my residence in Dharamsala (a popular devotion).

    The Natural World

  • In the evening, hundreds of pilgrims circumambulate the stupa or meditate quietly in its shadows.

    Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Indeed, saying this, I recall one elderly Khampa, a former bodyguard who used to come each day to circumambulate my residence in Dharamsala (a popular devotion).

    The Natural World

  • You all studiously circumambulate this elephant in the room.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • They offer him a bargain price for as much land as he can circumambulate in a day, and he walks on and on, taking in more and more rich grasslands and damp, fertile hollows.

    Greed R.I.P. (For Now)

  • A month-long fast and purification ritual in which devout Muslims often make a pilgrimage to Mecca called a Hajj, in which they circumambulate a large square block until the music stops, at which point they must sit down immediately, much like in our game of musical chairs, where whoever is left standing is out.

    Ian Gurvitz: Brother John McCain Explains It All For You

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  • I feel like this word takes the descriptive usefulness of language, and shoves it.

    January 28, 2010

  • Ha ha! I agree.

    January 29, 2010

  • How do you feel about discombobulate?

    January 29, 2010