What does circular mean?

Definitions for circularˈsɜr kyə lər

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Erik Prince:

    This is a circular firing-squad argument.

  2. Darrin Bell:

    All you get from a circular argument is dizzy.

  3. Colin Devey:

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

  4. Janet Kennedy:

    When you're thinking through that stuff and you're laying down, it can become circular.

  5. Lisa Jackson:

    We need more R&D if we are going to realize the idea of a circular economy in electronics.

Images & Illustrations of circular

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