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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cinctura. Cognate with Spanish cintura (waist).

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NounEdit

cincture (plural cinctures)

  1. An enclosure, or the act of enclosing, encircling or encompassing
  2. A girdle or belt, especially as part of a vestment
    • 1988, Alan Hollinghurst, The Swimming Pool Library, Penguin Books (1988), page 161
      In one, dated eighteen years ago, he appeared, wearing only sandals and a cincture of vine leaves, between two classical garden statues.
  3. (architecture) The fillet, listel, or band next to the apophyge at the extremity of the shaft of a column.

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VerbEdit

cincture (third-person singular simple present cinctures, present participle cincturing, simple past and past participle cinctured)

  1. to girdle, circle, or surround

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ParticipleEdit

cinctūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of cinctūrus