What does Circular mean?

Definitions for Circular
ˈsɜr kyə lərCir·cu·lar

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Circular.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. circular, handbill, bill, broadside, broadsheet, flier, flyer, throwaway(adj)

    an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

    "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"

  2. round, circular(adj)

    having a circular shape

  3. circular, rotary, orbitual(adj)

    describing a circle; moving in a circle

    "the circular motion of the wheel"


  1. circular(Noun)

    A printed advertisement, directive, or notice intended for mass distribution; a flyer

  2. circular(Noun)

    In the Administration, a circular letter

  3. circular(Noun)

    A sleeveless cloak, cut in circular form.

  4. circular(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a circle

  5. circular(Adjective)

    in the shape of, or moving in a circle

  6. circular(Adjective)

    circuitous or roundabout

  7. circular(Adjective)

    defining one word in terms of another that is itself defined in terms of the first word

  8. circular(Adjective)

    distributed to a large number of persons

Webster Dictionary

  1. Circular(adj)

    in the form of, or bounded by, a circle; round

  2. Circular(adj)

    repeating itself; ending in itself; reverting to the point of beginning; hence, illogical; inconclusive; as, circular reasoning

  3. Circular(adj)

    adhering to a fixed circle of legends; cyclic; hence, mean; inferior. See Cyclic poets, under Cyclic

  4. Circular(adj)

    addressed to a circle, or to a number of persons having a common interest; circulated, or intended for circulation; as, a circular letter

  5. Circular(adj)

    perfect; complete

  6. Circular(adj)

    a circular letter, or paper, usually printed, copies of which are addressed or given to various persons; as, a business circular

  7. Circular(adj)

    a sleeveless cloak, cut in circular form

  8. Origin: [L. circularis, fr. circulus circle: cf. F. circulaire. See Circle.]


  1. Circular

    Circular is the second studio album by Spanish singer Vega, released on February 27, 2006 by Universal Music Spain.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Circular

    sėr′kū-lar, adj. round: ending in itself: addressed to a circle of persons.—n. a note sent round to a circle or number of persons.—n. Circular′ity.—adv. Cir′cularly.—Circular notes, bank-notes issued for the convenience of travellers, being a kind of bill personal to the bearer, who is given also a corresponding 'letter of indication' addressed to foreign bankers.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Circular' in Adjectives Frequency: #877

How to pronounce Circular?

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How to say Circular in sign language?

  1. circular


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Circular in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Circular in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Circular in a Sentence

  1. Colin Devey:

    These were very, very circular, which is strange, they usually look like cow flops.

  2. Kristen Knutson:

    It's a cross-sectional study, so we can't say anything about cause and effect or what came first, the mood disorder or the circadian disruption, and it's likely they affect each other in a circular fashion.

  3. St. Augustine:

    Men go abroad to wonder the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.

  4. Michelle Obama:

    One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States, maybe it's true here as well, is a certain kind of rigidity where we say,' Uh, I'm sorry, this is how it's going to be,' and then we start sometimes creating what's called a' circular firing squad,' where you start shooting at your allies because one of them is straying from purity on the issues.

  5. Barack Obama:

    One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, Uh, Im sorry, this is how its going to be, and then we start sometimes creating whats called a circular firing squad, where you start shooting at your allies because one of them has strayed from purity on the issues.

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