Definitions of circle

  1. To move round in a circle. To circle in, to confine; to keep together.
  2. To move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate.
  3. To move around; to revolve.
  4. To move in a circle.
  5. To move round.
  6. form a circle around; " encircle the errors"
  7. travel around something; " circle the globe"
  8. To move round; to encircle.
  9. To move round; to encompass; to surround or enclose; to keep together.
  10. movement once around a course; " he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
  11. any circular or rotating mechanism; " the machine punched out metal circles"
  12. a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; " the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
  13. 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"
  14. something approximating the shape of a circle; " the chairs were arranged in a circle"
  15. A plane figure, bounded by a single curve line called its circumference, every part of which is equally distant from a point within it, called the center.
  16. The line that bounds such a figure; a circumference; a ring.
  17. An instrument of observation, the graduated limb of which consists of an entire circle.
  18. A round body; a sphere; an orb.
  19. Compass; circuit; inclosure.
  20. A company assembled, or conceived to assemble, about a central point of interest, or bound by a common tie; a class or division of society; a coterie; a set.
  21. A circular group of persons; a ring.
  22. A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.
  23. A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.
  24. Indirect form of words; circumlocution.
  25. A territorial division or district.
  26. To move around; to revolve around.
  27. To encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to encircle.
  28. A round body; a plane surface bounded by a single curved line called its circumference, every part of which is equally distant from a point within it, called the center; the closed plane curve bounding such a surface; a number of persons or things united by a common bond; something round, as a group of seats in a theater.
  29. A continuous curved line of which every point is equally distant from the centre; space inclosed by such line; a ring; company of persons.
  30. A plane figure bounded by a curved line called the circumference, everywhere equally distant from a point within called the center; also, the circumference.
  31. Anything circular; a ring.
  32. An association; set; coterie; class.
  33. A plane figure comprehended by a line, every part of which is equally distant from a point within it, called the centre; a circular line, or anything in that form; a round body; a ring; compass; circuit; a series ending where it begins, and perpetually repeated; a number of persons, or things, or ideas considered as connected or drawn together by some central tie or bond; a complete system; a territorial division; an inconclusive form of argument, in which a proposition is disguisedly employed to prove itself.
  34. A figure contained by a single curved line called its circumference, every part of which is equally distant from a point within it called the centre; a ring; any round body; the compass or circuit of anything or place; a sphere or station in society; a number of persons, as a circle of friends; a series ending where it begins.
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