What does the word diameter mean?

Usage examples for diameter

  1. These grow to a length of from two to three feet, and when ripe are perfectly black, round, and about three- quarters of an inch in diameter. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  2. Then put the mixture on the paste- board, and roll it in a rope- like form about half an inch in diameter; then cut it in pieces about half an inch long, glaze with yolk of egg, dust with sugar, and bake in a warm but not quick oven. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  3. It was quite a big piece, more than a foot in diameter! – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill