Definitions of circuit

  1. movement once around a course; " he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
  2. make a circuit; " They were circuiting about the state"
  3. a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area; " they took an extended tour of Europe"; " we took a quick circuit of the park"; " a ten- day coach circuit of the island"
  4. an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
  5. ( law) a judicial division of a state or the United States ( so- called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations); one of the twelve groups of states in the United States that is covered by a particular circuit court of appeals
  6. an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to; " she's a familiar name on the club circuit"; " on the lecture circuit"; " the judge makes a circuit of the courts in his district"; " the international tennis circuit"
  7. a racetrack for automobile races
  8. The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth round the sun.
  9. The circumference of, or distance round, any space; the measure of a line round an area.
  10. That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.
  11. A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.
  12. A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
  13. Circumlocution.
  14. To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
  15. To travel around.
  16. The act of going round anything; the arrangement by which an electrical current is kept up between the two poles of a battery or machine; the path of the electric current; circumference; compass; a route over which one passes regularly at intervals; a district, within certain boundaries, as that assigned to a judge.
  17. Round travelled over; surrounding region.
  18. A passing or traveling round; distance around; district traveled over.
  19. The entire course of an electric current.
  20. The act of moving or passing round; way round about; the space enclosed in a circle, or within certain limits; that which encircles, or the boundary; the periodical visitation of a judge or judges for holding assizes; the district in which they administer justice.
  21. To move in a circle; to go round.
  22. The act of moving or passing round; the space enclosed by a circle; a ring; the journey of the judges in holding courts in different parts of a country.

Usage examples for circuit

  1. Circuit, movement round in a circle. – The-New-McGuffey-Fourth-Reader by McGuffey, William Holmes
  2. He was riding across the open plains, near the Little Fish river, one morning about day break, when observing a lion at a distance, he endeavoured to avoid him by making a circuit. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  3. It was not merely that he was so well known, and that his name had gone about the world with the circuit of the sun; it was because the force that made this thing possible worked also in other ways, and compelled you to give its owner attention. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  4. When Jackson sent orders to the artillery and rear brigades to hurry the pursuit, instead of being found near at hand, upon the direct road, they were at length overtaken toiling over the hills of the useless circuit, spent with the protracted march. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  5. Is it going to complete the circuit of the heavens? – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  6. He does not know that the area of the circle is greater than that of any other figure of the same circuit. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  7. The holidays over, Cable and Clemens were off on the circuit again. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  8. Philip said, " What about the Circuit Riders? – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  9. At last they accomplished the circuit of the town. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  10. We'll make our own circuit. – Hoiman and the Solar Circuit by Gordon Dewey
  11. She turned towards the head of the street, in the direction of the manse; but, out of the range of Jean's vision, made a circuit, and entered Mr Mellis's house by the garden at the back. – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  12. Finding, like the rest, that he could scarcely breathe, he made but one swift circuit of the room. – The Eagle Cliff by R.M. Ballantyne
  13. Then he fixed his eyes upon its white face and stood motionless, watching the second hand make its little circuit. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  14. Some make the circuit of an empire, creeping on their hands and knees. – Dr. Scudder's Tales for Little Readers, About the Heathen. by Dr. John Scudder
  15. In a circuit of ten miles there is not a single village to be seen. – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai
  16. The steward replaced the black bottle and it made another circuit of the table. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich
  17. Consciousness is a circuit. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  18. His cases called him before the Massachusetts Supreme Court, the Circuit Court of the United States, and the United States Supreme Court. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  19. I said something more, but the circuit was closed.... – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. Bobsborough is not much of a town, and was honoured with the judges' visits only every other circuit. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope