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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

The apparent diurnal revolution of the sun round the earth (Psalms 19:6), and the changes of the wind (Ecclesiastes 1:6). In Job 22:14, "in the circuit of heaven" (R.V. marg., "on the vault of heaven") means the "arch of heaven," which seems to be bent over our heads.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The act of moving or passing round; as the periodical circuit of the earth round the sun, or of the moon round the earth.

2. The space inclosed in a circle, or within certain limits.

3. Any space or extent measured by traveling round.

4. That which encircles; a ring; a diadem.

5. In England, the journey of judges through several counties or boroughs, for the purpose of holding courts. In the United States, the journey of judges through certain states or counties for the same purpose.

6. The counties or states in which the same judge or judges hold courts and administer justice. It is common to designate a certain number of counties to form a circuit and to assign one or more judges to each circuit The courts in the circuits are called circuit courts. In the government of the United States, a certain number of states form a circuit

7. A long deduction of reason.

8. In law, a longer course of proceedings than is necessary to recover the thing sued for.

Bailey gives this as the definition of circuity.

CIRCUIT, verb intransitive To move in a circle; to go round.

CIRCUIT, verb transitive To move or go round.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CIRCUITEER, noun One that travels a circuit.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CIRCUITION, noun The act of going round; compass; circumlocution.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CIRCUITOUS, adjective Going round in a circuit; not direct; as a circuitous road or course.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CIRCUITOUSLY, adverb In a circuit.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CIRCUITY, noun A going round; a course not direct.