noun, plural pe·riph·er·ies.
Origin of periphery
Synonyms for periphery
Antonyms for periphery
Related Words for peripheriesperimeter, fringe, rim, brink, verge, ambit, circuit, covering, margin, circumference, skirt, outside, edge, brim, compass, hem, boundary, border
Examples from the Web for peripheries
Historical Examples of peripheries
The fusees are fixed obliquely and not tangentially to their peripheries.
When we feel a weakening at the center we feel a horror in the peripheries.Behind the Mirrors
Clinton W. Gilbert
Then upon the ends y, and u, at the distances ou, and ys; let two peripheries meet in the point r.
For let the circles agree, and then shall equall inscripts and peripheries agree.
The angles in the center or periphery of equall circles, are as the Peripheries are upon which they doe insist: And contrariwise.
noun plural -eries
Word Origin for periphery
late 14c., "atmosphere around the earth," from Old French periferie (Modern French périphérie), from Medieval Latin periferia, from Late Latin peripheria, from Greek peripheria "circumference, outer surface, line round a circular body," literally "a carrying around," from peripheres "rounded, moving round, revolving," peripherein "carry or move round," from peri- "round about" (see peri-) + pherein "to carry" (see infer). Meaning "outside boundary of a surface" attested in English from 1570s; general sense of "boundary" is from 1660s.