(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Closed continuous path
Nouns — circuit, circumference, circle, compass; itinerary, excursion; cycle, loop, lap; perimeter, round, contour, outline; turn, curvet; circumnavigation, circumambulation; route, orbit, rounds; period, etc.; circulation, circularity. See travel.
Verbs — circuit, circle, round; circumnavigate, circumambulate, make the tour of, girdle, go the round, make the rounds of; put a girdle around the earth, orbit; go round the horn; make a round trip, go round in circles.
Adjectives — circumnavigatory, circumambulatory; excursionary.
Quotations — Put a girdle round about the earth (Shakespeare).
Antonyms, See straightness, direction.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. course, round, tour, loop, orbit, revolution, ambit, circumference, periphery, perimeter, turning, turn, line, circling, circle, wind, compass, detour, winding, twist, circumnavigation, circumscription, circuitry, hookup, path; see also orbit 1 , revolution 1 .
See Synonym Study at circumference . v.
Syn. move around, detour, encircle, make a circuit; see circle .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. course path, route, cycle, lap, pass, round, tour, run.
2. circling revolution, orbit.
3. boundary periphery, border, perimeter, margin, fringe, confines, brink.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A line around a closed figure or area: ambit, circumference, compass, perimeter, periphery. See EDGE. 2. A closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this: band1, circle, disk, gyre, ring1, wheel. Archaic: orb. See GEOMETRY. 3. A course, process, or journey that ends where it began or repeats itself: circle, cycle, orbit, round, tour, turn. See REPETITION. 4. Circular movement around a point or about an axis: circulation, circumvolution, gyration, revolution, rotation, turn, wheel, whirl. See GEOMETRY, REPETITION. 5. An area regularly covered, as by a policeman or reporter: beat, round, route. See TERRITORY. 6. A group of athletic teams that play each other: association, conference, league, loop. See GROUP.

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