Circumscription

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Circumscription->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ circumscription
circumscription
limitation
inclosure
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ confinement
confinement
&c.(restraint) 751
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ circumvallation
circumvallation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ encincture
encincture
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ envelope
envelope
&c. 232
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ container
container
=>(receptacle)
???>191
PARAG:Circumscription->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ circumscribe
circumscribe
limit
bound
confine
inclose
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ surround
surround
&c. 227
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ compass about
compass about
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ imprison
imprison
&c.(restrain) 751
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ hedge in
hedge in
wall in
rail in
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ fence round
fence round
hedge round
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ picket
picket
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ corral
corral
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ enfold
enfold
bury
incase
pack up
enshrine
inclasp
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ wrap up
wrap up
&c.(invest) 225
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ embay
embay
embosom
PARAG:Circumscription->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ circumscribed
circumscribed
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ begirt
begirt
lapt
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ buried in
buried in
immersed in
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ embosomed
embosomed
in the bosom of
imbedded
encysted
mewed up
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ imprisoned
imprisoned
&c. 751
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ landlocked
landlocked
in a ring fence

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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