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Word of the day: Ambit

Ambit

[AM-bət]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Late Middle English, unknown

The scope, extent, or bounds of something.

Examples of ambit in a sentence

"She tested the ambit of their friendship by asking for a ride to the airport."

"I was captivated by the ambit of the ocean that stretched in all directions."

About Ambit

Ambit developed from the Latin word "ambitus" ("circuit") and its predecessor "ambire" ("go round").

Did you Know?

Word sleuths will recognize that "ambit" forms the first half of a more common word: "ambitious." Someone who is ambitious has their sights set way beyond the bounds of what's in front of them. "Ambitious" means "having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed."

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