circle  

  • Definition of circle

    • (n): movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"  
    • (n): any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"  
    • (n): a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra; "they had excellent seats in the dress circle"  
    • (n): street names for flunitrazepan  
    • (n): a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"  
    • (n): an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"  
    • (n): ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point; "he calculated the circumference of the circle"  
    • (n): something approximating the shape of a circle; "the chairs were arranged in a circle"  
    • (v): form a circle around; "encircle the errors"  
    • (v): travel around something; "circle the globe"  
    • (v): move in circles  
    • (v): be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"  

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