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Definitions of circumstance

  1. the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; "another consideration is the time it would take" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. formal ceremony about important occasions; "pomp and circumstance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An event; a fact; a particular incident. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Circumlocution; detail. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Something relative to a fact; an event, detail, or incident; as, an interesting circumstance in his life. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To place under limiting conditions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Something attendant upon another thing: an accident or event:-pl. the state of ones affairs. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Something pertaining to a fact; an incident. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Something incidental; an incident. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Environment; situation, income, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Something attending, appendant, or relative to a fact or case; incident; event; condition in regard to worldly estate; situation; state of things. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To place in a particular situation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. That which affects a fact or case in some way; event; incident. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Condition or state of affairs; matters attending an action that modify it for better or worse. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. To place in a particular position or condition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. s[.e]r'kum-stans, n. the logical surroundings of an action: an accident or event: ceremony: detail: (pl.) the state of one's affairs.--v.t. to place in particular circumstances:--pa.p. CIR'CUMSTANCED.--adj. CIRCUMSTAN'TIAL, consisting of details: minute.--n. CIRCUMSTANTIAL'ITY, the quality of being circumstantial: minuteness in details: a detail.--adv. CIRCUMSTAN'TIALLY.--n.pl. CIRCUMSTAN'TIALS, incidentals: details.--v.t. CIRCUMSTAN'TIATE, to prove by circumstances: to describe exactly.--CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE, evidence which is not positive nor direct, but which is gathered inferentially from the circumstances in the case.--IN GOOD or BAD CIRCUMSTANCES, prosperous or unprosperous; IN, UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, owing to certain conditions. [L. stans, stantis, standing--st[=a]re, to stand.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. (Pl.) time, place, manner, cause, occasion, &c., surroundings, of an act; external conditions affecting or that might affect an agent (in, under, the cc., owing to or making allowance for them); material welfare (in good, bad, easy, reduced, straitened, cc.). (Sing.) full detail in narrative; ceremony, fuss, (without c., unceremoniously; pomp &c.); incident, occurrence, fact (esp. the c. that). Hence circumstanced a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. [Latin] A particular fact, event, or case; —any thing attending on, relative to, or affecting a fact, or event; accident; incident; particular; adjunct; —pl. worldly estate; condition as to pecuniary resources. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. Something appendant or relative to a fact; accident, something adventitious ; incident, event ; condition, state of affairs. Complete Dictionary
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