What does the word circumference mean?

Usage examples for circumference

  1. It was a hundred years old at least; about twelve feet in circumference, and sixty feet high. – In the Track of the Troops by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. The appearance of this cloud attracted the notice of all the passengers; for after it had spread itself to a great bulk, it suddenly became more limited in circumference, grew more compact, dark, and consolidated. – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  3. It will steer us or it will supply us with electrical power, for we merely have to put a series of small metal bars about the circumference of the generator, and get a tremendously powerful engine. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell