Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 227 (Circumjacence)

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#227. Circumjacence. -- N. circumjacence[obs], circumambience[obs]; environment, encompassment; atmosphere, medium, surroundings.

outpost; border &c. (edge) 231; girdle &c. (circumference) 230; outskirts, boulebards, suburbs, purlieus, precincts, faubourgs[obs], environs, entourage, banlieue[obs]; neighborhood, vicinage, vicinity.

V. lie around &c. adv.; surround, beset, compass, encompass, environ, inclose, enclose, encircle, embrace, circumvent, lap, gird; belt; begird, engird[obs]; skirt, twine round; hem in &c. (circumscribe) 229.

Adj. circumjacent, circumambient[obs], circumfluent[obs]; ambient; surrounding &c. v.; circumferential, suburban.

Adv. around, about; without; on every side; on all sides; right and left, all round, round about.