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"
set, circle, band, lot(noun)
an unofficial association of people or groups
"the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
something approximating the shape of a circle
"the chairs were arranged in a circle"
lap, circle, circuit(noun)
movement once around a course
"he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
traffic circle, circle, rotary, roundabout(noun)
a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
"the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
R-2, Mexican valium, rophy, rope, roofy, roach, forget me drug, circle(noun)
street names for flunitrazepan
circle, dress circle(noun)
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"
any circular or rotating mechanism
"the machine punched out metal circles"
travel around something
"circle the globe"
move in circles
form a circle around
"encircle the errors"
: A two-dimensional geometric figure, a line, consisting of the set of all those points in a plane that are equally distant from another point.
The set of all points (x, y) such that uE00025290uE001 is a circle of radius r around the point (1, 0).
A two-dimensional geometric figure, a disk, consisting of the set of all those points of a plane at a distance less than or equal to a fixed distance from another point.
Any thin three-dimensional equivalent of the geometric figures.
Put on your dunce-cap and sit down on that circle.
A curve that more or less forms part or all of a circle.
move in a circle
A specific group of persons.
A line comprising two semicircles of 30 yards radius centred on the wickets joined by straight lines parallel to the pitch used to enforce field restrictions in a one-day match.
A ritual circle that is casted three times deosil and closes three times widdershins either in the air with a wand or literally with stones or other itmes used for worship
To travel around along a curved path.
To place or mark a circle around.
Circle the jobs that you are interested in applying for.
To travel in circles.
Vultures circled overhead.
Origin: From circulus. Replaced Middle English cercle from Old French.
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
the line that bounds such a figure; a circumference; a ring
an instrument of observation, the graduated limb of which consists of an entire circle
a round body; a sphere; an orb
compass; circuit; inclosure
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
a circular group of persons; a ring
a series ending where it begins, and repeating itself
a form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning
indirect form of words; circumlocution
a territorial division or district
to move around; to revolve around
to encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to encircle
to move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate
Origin: [OE. cerclen, F. cercler, fr. L. circulare to make round. See Circle, n., and cf. Circulate.]
A circle is a simple shape of Euclidean geometry that is the set of all points in a plane that are a given distance from a given point, the centre. The distance between any of the points and the centre is called the radius. It can also be defined as the locus of a point equidistant from a fixed point. A circle is a simple closed curve which divides the plane into two regions: an interior and an exterior. In everyday use, the term "circle" may be used interchangeably to refer to either the boundary of the figure, or to the whole figure including its interior; in strict technical usage, the circle is the former and the latter is called a disk. A circle can be defined as the curve traced out by a point that moves so that its distance from a given point is constant. A circle may also be defined as a special ellipse in which the two foci are coincident and the eccentricity is 0. Circles are conic sections attained when a right circular cone is intersected by a plane perpendicular to the axis of the cone.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sėr′kl, n. a plane figure bounded by one line every point of which is equally distant from a certain point called the centre: the line which bounds the figure: a ring: a planet's orbit: a series ending where it began: a figure in magic; a company surrounding the principal person: those of a certain class or society.—v.t. to move round: to encompass.—v.i. to move in a circle: to stand in a circle.—adjs. Cir′cinate; Cir′cled, circular: encircled.—ns. Cir′cler; Cir′clet; Cir′cling, motion in a circle: a revolution.—Dress′ cir′cle (see Dress); Fair′y-cir′cle, -ring (see Fairy).—Reasoning in a circle, assuming what is to be proved as the basis of the argument. [A.S. circul—L. circulus, dim. of circus; allied to A.S. hring, a ring.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'CIRCLE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3028
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'CIRCLE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2940
Rank popularity for the word 'CIRCLE' in Nouns Frequency: #920
The numerical value of CIRCLE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of CIRCLE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Come out of the circle of time And into the circle of love.
It's funny because it's sort of come full circle, banks are now participating in P2P lending.
He drew a circle that shut me out -- Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in.
That 63 percent score would be considered like a disavowal for a former head of state whose close circle initially expected a landslide victory of about 85 percent.
I think that's anxiety-ridden, because you get likes based on how many friends you have, and you have to keep posting things to get more friends and it's like a vicious circle.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- دائرة, حلقةArabic
- акружнасць, кругBelarusian
- кръжец, кръг, окръжност, орбита, обикалям, заобикалям, кръжаBulgarian
- སྒོར་སྒོར, སྒོར་དབྱིབསTibetan Standard
- òrbita, cercle, discCatalan, Valencian
- kruh, kružnice, kroužitCzech
- cirkel, kredsløb, kreds, omkredse, sætte ring omDanish
- Kreis, Zirkel, umkreisen, einkreisen, kreisenGerman
- καμπύλη, τροχιά, σφαίρα, κύκλοςGreek
- cirklo, rondoEsperanto
- órbita, círculo, curva, grupo, esfera, [[moverse]] [[en]] [[círculo]], rodear, circularSpanish
- دایره, مندلPersian
- ympyrä, rata, piiri, kaari, ympyröidä, ympäröidä, kiertääFinnish
- cercle, disque, encercler, entourer, cerclerFrench
- ciorcal, ciorclaighIrish
- cearcall, cuarsgag, buail, ràth, cruinne, cuairt, còmhlan, cuairtichScottish Gaelic
- כדור, חוג, עיגול, דיסקה, מעגל, מסלול, סיבוב, הסתובב, סב, הקיף, הקיף בעיגולHebrew
- वृत्त, चक्रHindi
- sèk, ansèkleHaitian Creole
- gömb, körlap, kör, köröz, bekarikáz, körülvesz, kHungarian
- կլորակ, շրջան, շրջապատ, շրջանագիծ, ուղեծիրArmenian
- cenacolo, circolo, gruppo, sfera, disco, associazione, curva, congrega, orbita, cerchio, cerchiare, ruotare, circondare, roteareItalian
- 円, 丸, 円形, サークル, 回る, 回転する, 周遊するJapanese
- წრე, ორბიტი, მრუდე ხაზიGeorgian
- វង់មូល, មណ្ឌលKhmer
- circus, circulus, corona, orbis, circleLatin
- KreesLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- porotītiti, porotiti, porowhitaMāori
- വൃത്തം, ഭ്രമണ പഥം, വട്ടംMalayalam
- baan, kring, cirkel, groep, omcirkelen, cirkelenDutch
- koło, krąg, kula, okrąg, okrążyć, zakreślić, obchodzić, kołować, okrążać, objeżdżać, krążyćPolish
- círculo, disco, circular, circundar, cercarPortuguese
- diyosuun, muyuyQuechua
- rudè, rudiRomansh
- круг, окружность, орбита, диск, кружок, кружить, окружать, окружить, кружитьсяRussian
- मण्डल, वर्तुल, चक्रSanskrit
- chilciu, círculu, tzírculuSardinian
- круг, krug, кружница, kružnicaSerbo-Croatian
- kruh, kružnica, zakrúžkovať, krúžiťSlovak
- krožnica, krogSlovene
- cirkel, ring, krets, cirkelskiva, inringa, omge, cirkla, ringa in, kretsaSwedish
- వృత్తము, కక్ష్య, చుట్టివచ్చుట, చుట్టుముట్టుTelugu
- แหวน, ดวง, วงกลม, ทางโค้งThai
- коло, окружність, кругUkrainian
- doira, aylanaUzbek
- vòng tròn, đường trònVietnamese
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