to write or engrave around.
- To draw a line around; encircle.
- To limit narrowly; restrict.
- To determine the limits of; define. See Synonyms at limit.
- To enclose (a polygon or polyhedron) within a configuration of lines, curves, or surfaces so that every vertex of the enclosed object is incident on the enclosing configuration.
- To erect (such a configuration) around a polygon or polyhedron: circumscribe a circle around a square.