# Definitions for CIRCLEˈsɜr kəlCIRCLE

### Princeton's WordNet(5.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

1. circle(noun)

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"

2. set, circle, band, lot(noun)

an unofficial association of people or groups

"the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"

3. circle(noun)

something approximating the shape of a circle

"the chairs were arranged in a circle"

4. lap, circle, circuit(noun)

movement once around a course

"he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

5. 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"

6. R-2, Mexican valium, rophy, rope, roofy, roach, forget me drug, circle(noun)

street names for flunitrazepan

7. 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"

8. circle, round(verb)

any circular or rotating mechanism

"the machine punched out metal circles"

9. circle(verb)

travel around something

"circle the globe"

10. circle, circulate(verb)

move in circles

11. encircle, circle(verb)

form a circle around

"encircle the errors"

### Wiktionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. circle(Noun)

: 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).

2. circle(Noun)

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.

3. circle(Noun)

Any thin three-dimensional equivalent of the geometric figures.

Put on your dunce-cap and sit down on that circle.

4. circle(Noun)

A curve that more or less forms part or all of a circle.

move in a circle

5. circle(Noun)

Orbit.

6. circle(Noun)

A specific group of persons.

7. circle(Noun)

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.

8. circle(Noun)

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

9. circle(Verb)

To travel around along a curved path.

10. circle(Verb)

To surround.

11. circle(Verb)

To place or mark a circle around.

Circle the jobs that you are interested in applying for.

12. circle(Verb)

To travel in circles.

13. Origin: From circulus. Replaced Middle English cercle from Old French.

### Webster Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Circle(noun)

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

2. Circle(noun)

the line that bounds such a figure; a circumference; a ring

3. Circle(noun)

an instrument of observation, the graduated limb of which consists of an entire circle

4. Circle(noun)

a round body; a sphere; an orb

5. Circle(noun)

compass; circuit; inclosure

6. Circle(noun)

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

7. Circle(noun)

a circular group of persons; a ring

8. Circle(noun)

a series ending where it begins, and repeating itself

9. Circle(noun)

a form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning

10. Circle(noun)

indirect form of words; circumlocution

11. Circle(noun)

a territorial division or district

12. Circle(noun)

to move around; to revolve around

13. Circle(noun)

to encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to encircle

14. Circle(verb)

to move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate

15. Origin: [OE. cerclen, F. cercler, fr. L. circulare to make round. See Circle, n., and cf. Circulate.]

### Freebase(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Circle

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(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Circle

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.]

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1. circle

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### British National Corpus

1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'CIRCLE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3028

2. Written Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'CIRCLE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2940

3. Nouns Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'CIRCLE' in Nouns Frequency: #920

1. cleric

1. Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of CIRCLE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of CIRCLE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

### Examples of CIRCLE in a Sentence

1. Filling a bookcase is like gathering a social circle.

2. Ezz does nothing except for the inner circle around him.

3. It said to me that Dons ministry was moving full circle.

4. Come out of the circle of time And into the circle of love.

5. I went up to 20,000 feet, and I looked at the red big circle.

### Popularity rank by frequency of use

CIRCLE#1#3201#10000

## Translations for CIRCLE

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• دائرة, حلقة
• акружнасць, круг
• кръжец, кръг, окръжност, орбита, обикалям, заобикалям, кръжа
• বৃত্ত
• སྒོར་སྒོར, སྒོར་དབྱིབས
• kelc'h
• òrbita, cercle, disc
• kruh, kružnice, kroužit
• cylch
• cirkel, kredsløb, kreds, omkredse, sætte ring om
• Kreis, Zirkel, umkreisen, einkreisen, kreisen
• καμπύλη, τροχιά, σφαίρα, κύκλος
• cirklo, rondo
• órbita, círculo, curva, grupo, esfera, [[moverse]] [[en]] [[círculo]], rodear, circular
• ring
• zirkulu
• دایره, مندل
• ympyrä, rata, piiri, kaari, ympyröidä, ympäröidä, kiertää
• cercle, disque, encercler, entourer, cercler
• ciorcal, ciorclaigh
• cearcall, cuarsgag, buail, ràth, cruinne, cuairt, còmhlan, cuairtich
• círculo
• kiarkyl
• כדור, חוג, עיגול, דיסקה, מעגל, מסלול, סיבוב, הסתובב, סב, הקיף, הקיף בעיגול
• वृत्त, चक्र
• sèk, ansèkle
• gömb, körlap, kör, köröz, bekarikáz, körülvesz, k
• կլորակ, շրջան, շրջապատ, շրջանագիծ, ուղեծիր
• lingkaran
• cirklo
• hringur
• cenacolo, circolo, gruppo, sfera, disco, associazione, curva, congrega, orbita, cerchio, cerchiare, ruotare, circondare, roteare
• המעגל
• 円, 丸, 円形, サークル, 回る, 回転する, 周遊する
• წრე, ორბიტი, მრუდე ხაზი
• វង់មូល, មណ្ឌល
• circus, circulus, corona, orbis, circle
• Krees
• apskritimas
• riņķis
• porotītiti, porotiti, porowhita
• круг
• വൃത്തം, ഭ്രമണ പഥം, വട്ടം
• дугуй
• गोल
• bulatan
• ċirku
• baan, kring, cirkel, groep, omcirkelen, cirkelen
• sirkel
• ବୃତ୍ତ
• koło, krąg, kula, okrąg, okrążyć, zakreślić, obchodzić, kołować, okrążać, objeżdżać, krążyć
• círculo, disco, circular, circundar, cercar
• diyosuun, muyuy
• rudè, rudi
• cerc
• круг, окружность, орбита, диск, кружок, кружить, окружать, окружить, кружиться
• मण्डल, वर्तुल, चक्र
• chilciu, círculu, tzírculu
• круг, krug, кружница, kružnica
• kruh, kružnica, zakrúžkovať, krúžiť
• krožnica, krog
• rreth
• cirkel, ring, krets, cirkelskiva, inringa, omge, cirkla, ringa in, kretsa
• வட்டம்
• వృత్తము, కక్ష్య, చుట్టివచ్చుట, చుట్టుముట్టు
• แหวน, ดวง, วงกลม, ทางโค้ง
• bilog
• daire
• коло, окружність, круг
• دائرہ
• doira, aylana
• vòng tròn, đường tròn
• ceke

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