Circuitous

  • 81 rambling — adj 1. wandering, traveling, roving, itinerant, peripatetic, migratory; vagrant, homeless, nomadic; wayfaring, perambulatory, drifting. 2. straggling, meandering, irregular, uneven, erratic, capricious, fitful; unsystematic, aberrant, circuitous …

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  • 82 roundabout — adjective 1) a roundabout route Syn: circuitous, indirect, meandering, serpentine, tortuous 2) I asked in a roundabout sort of way Syn: indirect, oblique, circuitous, circumlocutory • …

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  • 83 roundabout — round•a•bout adj. [[t]ˌraʊnd əˈbaʊt, ˈraʊnd əˌbaʊt[/t]] n. [[t]ˈraʊnd əˌbaʊt[/t]] adj. 1) circuitous or indirect 2) a circuitous route 3) trs brit. Chiefly Brit. traffic circle 4) brit. a merry go round 5) clo a close fitting, waist length coat… …

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  • 84 round — /raʊnd / (say rownd) adjective 1. circular, as a disc. 2. ring shaped, as a hoop. 3. curved like part of a circle, as an outline. 4. having a circular cross section, as a cylinder. 5. spherical or globular, as a ball. 6. rounded more or less like …

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  • 85 complex — [adj1] involved, intricate circuitous, complicated, composite, compound, compounded, confused, conglomerate, convoluted, elaborate, entangled, heterogeneous, knotty, labyrinthine, manifold, mingled, miscellaneous, mixed, mixed up, mosaic, motley …

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  • 86 roundabout — [roun′də bout΄] adj. 1. not straight or straightforward; indirect; circuitous [roundabout answers] 2. encircling; enclosing; surrounding n. 1. something that is indirect or circuitous ☆ 2. a short, tight jacket or coat formerly worn by men and… …

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  • 87 SACRIFICE — IN THE BIBLE In the Bible various verbs are used to designate the act of sacrifice. Two of them, שחט and טבח, are used for the slaughter of animals for both secular (cf. Gen. 43:16; Num. 11:22) and sacred purposes, while the verbs זבח (hence the… …

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  • 88 A cut in rates — Cut Cut, n. 1. An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip. [1913… …

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  • 89 A short cut — Cut Cut, n. 1. An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip. [1913… …

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  • 90 About — A*bout , adv. 1. On all sides; around. [1913 Webster] Tis time to look about. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across. [1913 Webster] 3. Here and… …

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  • 91 Ambages — Am*ba ges, n. pl. [L. (usually in pl.); pref. ambi , amb + agere to drive: cf. F. ambage.] A circuit; a winding. Hence: Circuitous way or proceeding; quibble; circumlocution; indirect mode of speech. [1913 Webster] After many ambages,… …

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  • 92 Ambagious — Am*ba gious, a. [L. ambagiosus.] Circumlocutory; circuitous. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 93 Azimuth compass — Compass Com pass (k[u^]m pas), n. [F. compas, fr. LL. compassus circle, prop., a stepping together; com + passus pace, step. See {Pace}, {Pass}.] 1. A passing round; circuit; circuitous course. [1913 Webster] They fetched a compass of seven day s …

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  • 94 Beam compass — Compass Com pass (k[u^]m pas), n. [F. compas, fr. LL. compassus circle, prop., a stepping together; com + passus pace, step. See {Pace}, {Pass}.] 1. A passing round; circuit; circuitous course. [1913 Webster] They fetched a compass of seven day s …

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  • 95 By turns — Turn Turn, n. 1. The act of turning; movement or motion about, or as if about, a center or axis; revolution; as, the turn of a wheel. [1913 Webster] 2. Change of direction, course, or tendency; different order, position, or aspect of affairs;… …

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  • 96 Circumferential — Cir*cum fer*en tial, a. [LL. circumferentialis.] Pertaining to the circumference; encompassing; encircling; circuitous. Parkhurst. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 97 Circumflex — Cir cum*flex, a. [Cf. L. circumflexus, p. p.] [1913 Webster] 1. Moving or turning round; circuitous. [R.] Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Curved circularly; applied to several arteries of the hip and thigh, to arteries, veins, and a nerve of the …

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  • 98 Circumlocutional — Cir cum*lo*cu tion*al, a. Relating to, or consisting of, circumlocutions; periphrastic; circuitous. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 99 Compass — Com pass (k[u^]m pas), n. [F. compas, fr. LL. compassus circle, prop., a stepping together; com + passus pace, step. See {Pace}, {Pass}.] 1. A passing round; circuit; circuitous course. [1913 Webster] They fetched a compass of seven day s journey …

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  • 100 Compass card — Compass Com pass (k[u^]m pas), n. [F. compas, fr. LL. compassus circle, prop., a stepping together; com + passus pace, step. See {Pace}, {Pass}.] 1. A passing round; circuit; circuitous course. [1913 Webster] They fetched a compass of seven day s …

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