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NOUN (7)

1. an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow;
[syn: circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit]

2. a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area;
- Example: "they took an extended tour of Europe"
- Example: "we took a quick circuit of the park"
- Example: "a ten-day coach circuit of the island"
[syn: tour, circuit]

3. an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to;
- Example: "she's a familiar name on the club circuit"
- Example: "on the lecture circuit"
- Example: "the judge makes a circuit of the courts in his district"
- Example: "the international tennis circuit"

4. the boundary line encompassing an area or object;
- Example: "he had walked the full circumference of his land"
- Example: "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"
[syn: circumference, circuit]

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. a racetrack for automobile races;
[syn: racing circuit, circuit]

7. movement once around a course;
- Example: "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
[syn: lap, circle, circuit]


VERB (1)

1. make a circuit;
- Example: "They were circuiting about the state"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Circuit \Cir"cuit\, n. [F. circuit, fr. L. circuitus, fr. circuire or circumire to go around; circum around + ire to go.] 1. 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. --Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. The circumference of, or distance round, any space; the measure of a line round an area. [1913 Webster] The circuit or compass of Ireland is 1,800 miles. --J. Stow. [1913 Webster] 3. That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown. [1913 Webster] The golden circuit on my head. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. The space inclosed within a circle, or within limits. [1913 Webster] A circuit wide inclosed with goodliest trees. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher. [1913 Webster] 6. (a) (Law) A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice. --Bouvier. (b) (Methodist Church) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors. [1913 Webster] 7. Circumlocution. [Obs.] "Thou hast used no circuit of words." --Huloet. [1913 Webster] Circuit court (Law), a court which sits successively in different places in its circuit (see Circuit, 6). In the United States, the federal circuit courts are commonly presided over by a judge of the supreme court, or a special circuit judge, together with the judge of the district court. They have jurisdiction within statutory limits, both in law and equity, in matters of federal cognizance. Some of the individual States also have circuit courts, which have general statutory jurisdiction of the same class, in matters of State cognizance. Circuit of action or Circuity of action (Law), a longer course of proceedings than is necessary to attain the object in view. To make a circuit, to go around; to go a roundabout way. Voltaic circle or Galvanic circle or Voltaic circuit or Galvanic circuit, a continous electrical communication between the two poles of a battery; an arrangement of voltaic elements or couples with proper conductors, by which a continuous current of electricity is established. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Circuit \Cir"cuit\, v. i. To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate. [Obs.] --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Circuit \Cir"cuit\, v. t. To travel around. [Obs.] "Having circuited the air." --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

circuit n 1: an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow [syn: circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit] 2: 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" [syn: tour, circuit] 3: 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" 4: the boundary line encompassing an area or object; "he had walked the full circumference of his land"; "a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe" [syn: circumference, circuit] 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: a racetrack for automobile races [syn: racing circuit, circuit] 7: movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance" [syn: lap, circle, circuit] v 1: make a circuit; "They were circuiting about the state"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

238 Moby Thesaurus words for "circuit": O, air lane, alentours, ambages, ambience, ambit, amplifier circuit, annular muscle, annulus, arena, areola, arsis, association, astable circuit, aureole, back-to-back switching circuit, bailiwick, beat, booking, border, borderland, borderlands, borscht circuit, bound, boundary, bout, break, broken circuit, bypass, campaign, chaplet, circle, circuital field, circuiteer, circuitry, circulate, circulation, circumambiencies, circumambulate, circumbendibus, circumference, circumjacencies, circummigrate, circumnavigate, circumstances, circumvent, circumvolution, circus, close the circle, closed circle, closed circuit, coast-to-coast hookup, come full circle, compass, complete circuit, conference, confines, context, corona, coronet, coupling circuit, course, crown, cycle, date, dead circuit, demesne, department, describe a circle, detour, deviation, diadem, diastole, digression, discus, disk, domain, dominion, downbeat, edge, encircle, encompass, engagement, entourage, environing circumstances, environment, environs, equivalent circuit, eternal return, excursion, expedition, fairy ring, field, flank, flight path, flip-flop circuit, full circle, galvanic circuit, garland, gestalt, girdle, girdle the globe, girth, glory, go about, go around, go round, go the round, grand tour, gyration, gyre, habitat, halo, hemisphere, hookup, hot circuit, itinerary, jaunt, journey, judicial circuit, junket, jurisdiction, lap, lasso, lateral circuit, leg, limit, line, live circuit, logical circle, loop, looplet, magic circle, magnetic circuit, make a circuit, march, margin, microcircuit, milieu, monostable circuit, multiple circuit, multiple series, neighborhood, net, network, nonsinusoidal circuit, noose, orb, orbit, outing, outline, outposts, outskirts, package tour, pale, path, peregrination, perimeter, periphery, pilgrimage, playing engagement, pleasure trip, precinct, precincts, primrose path, printed circuit, progress, province, pulse, purlieus, radio links, radius, realm, rectifier circuit, revolution, revolve, ring, road, rondelle, rotation, round, round trip, roundabout, roundabout way, roundel, rounds, route, rubberneck tour, run, safari, sally, saucer, sea lane, semiconductor circuit, series, series multiple, shoot, short, short circuit, shortcut, situation, skirt, spell, sphere, sphincter, spiral, stalk, stand, suburbs, surround, surroundings, systole, thermionic tube circuit, thesis, total environment, tour, track, trade route, traject, trajectory, trajet, transistor circuit, travels, trek, trip, turn, upbeat, vaudeville circuit, vector field, vicinage, vicinity, vicious circle, voyage, walk, way, wheel, whirl, wreath
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

circuit 1. A communications path in a circuit switching network. 2. A complete path through which an electric current can flow. The term is used loosely for any device or subsystem using electrical or electronic components. E.g. "That lightning bolt fried the circuits in my GPS receiver". An integrated circuit (IC) contains components built on a Silicon die. (2002-07-15)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Circuit the apparent diurnal revolution of the sun round the earth (Ps. 19:6), and the changes of the wind (Eccl. 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.