circumstanced

[ sur-kuh m-stanst or, esp. British, -stuh nst ]
/ ˈsɜr kəmˌstænst or, esp. British, -stənst /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of circumstance.

adjective

being in a condition, or state, especially with respect to income and material welfare, as specified: They were well circumstanced.

Origin of circumstanced

First recorded in 1595–1605; circumstance + -ed2

Related forms

well-cir·cum·stanced, adjective

Definition for circumstanced (2 of 2)

circumstance

[ sur-kuhm-stans or, esp. British, -stuhns ]
/ ˈsɜr kəmˌstæns or, esp. British, -stəns /

noun

verb (used with object), cir·cum·stanced, cir·cum·stanc·ing.

to place in particular circumstances or relations: The company was favorably circumstanced by the rise in tariffs.
Obsolete.
  1. to furnish with details.
  2. to control or guide by circumstances.

Origin of circumstance

1175–1225; Middle English < Latin circumstantia (circumstant-, stem of circumstāns, present participle of circumstāre to stand round), equivalent to circum- circum- + stā- stand + -nt present participle suffix + -ia noun suffix; see -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for circumstanced

circumstance

/ (ˈsɜːkəmstəns) /

noun

verb (tr)

to place in a particular condition or situation
obsolete to give in detail

Word Origin for circumstance

C13: from Old French circonstance, from Latin circumstantia, from circumstāre to stand around, from circum- + stāre to stand
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Idioms and Phrases with circumstanced

circumstance


see extenuating circumstances; under the circumstances.

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