What is the meaning of circle?


  • 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.
    • usage: "he calculated the circumference of the circle"
  • An unofficial association of people or groups.
    • usage: "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
  • Something approximating the shape of a circle.
    • usage: "the chairs were arranged in a circle"
  • Movement once around a course.
    • usage: "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
  • A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island.
    • usage: "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
  • Street names for flunitrazepan.
  • A curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra.
    • usage: "they had excellent seats in the dress circle"
  • Any circular or rotating mechanism.
    • usage: "the machine punched out metal circles"


  • Travel around something.
    • usage: "circle the globe"
  • Move in circles.
  • Form a circle around.
    • usage: "encircle the errors"
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APAWordNet. (2010). circle. Retrieved June 23, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/circle/definitions/1202647
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "circle" http://smartdefine.org/circle/definitions/1202647 (accessed June 23, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, circle, Smart Define, viewed 23 June, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/circle/definitions/1202647>.
MLAWordNet. "circle" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 June 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/circle/definitions/1202647>
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