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, stretching in all directions."
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 another popular word: "ambitious." Someone who is ambitious has their sights set way beyond what's in front of them; the official definition is "having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed."