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a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals
"he ran away from home to join the circus"
a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals
"the children always love to go to the circus"
a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
"it was so funny it was a circus"; "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere"
(antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent
"they used the elephants to help put up the circus"
Circus, genus Circusnoun
a genus of haws comprising the harriers
A traveling company of performers that may include acrobats, clowns, trained animals, and other novelty acts, that gives shows usually in a circular tent.
The circus will be in town next week.
A round open space in a town or city where multiple streets meet.
Oxford Circus in London is at the north end of Regent Street.
In the ancient Roman Empire, a building for chariot racing.
A code name for bomber attacks with fighter escorts in the day time. The attacks were against short-range targets with the intention of occupying enemy fighters and keeping their fighter units in the area concerned.
Circuit; space; enclosure.
The narrow circus of my dungeon wall. uE000165148uE001 Byron.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
An open space or area for sports, with seats round for the spectators.
Etymology: circus, Latin.
A pleasant valley, like one of those circuses, which, in great cities somewhere, doth give a pleasant spectacle of running horses. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
The one was about the cirque of Flora, the other upon the Tarpeian mountain. Edward Stillingfleet.
See the cirque falls! th’ unpillar’d temple nods;
Streets pav’d with heroes, Tyber choak’d with gods. Alexander Pope.
a level oblong space surrounded on three sides by seats of wood, earth, or stone, rising in tiers one above another, and divided lengthwise through the middle by a barrier around which the track or course was laid out. It was used for chariot races, games, and public shows
a circular inclosure for the exhibition of feats of horsemanship, acrobatic displays, etc. Also, the company of performers, with their equipage
circuit; space; inclosure
Etymology: [L. circus circle, ring, circus (in sense 1). See Circle, and cf. Cirque.]
A circus is commonly a travelling company of performers that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists and other stunt-oriented artists. The word also describes the performance that they give, which is usually a series of acts choreographed to music and introduced by a ringmaster. A traditional circus performance is normally held in a ring 13 m in diameter. This dimension was adopted by Philip Astley to enable a horse rider to stand upright on a cantering horse to perform a series of acrobatic maneuvers and to more easily retain their balance. Circuses often have a system of tiered seating around the ring for the public; since the late 19th to early 20th century, many circus performances have taken place under large tents commonly referred to as "The Big Top".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sėr′kus, n. a circular building for the exhibition of games: a place for the exhibition of feats of horsemanship: a group of houses arranged in the form of a circle: applied to nature, as, e.g., high hills surrounding a plain.—n. Cirque (sėrk), a circus: a ring of some sort. [L. circus; cog. with Gr. kirkos.]
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The numerical value of circus in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of circus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
What a backwards world we live in where the media didn't [care] about police officers getting killed and businesses torched, but they lionize a response in which a female protester was shot dead, point-blank, imagine if she was BLM -- how would this turn out differently? Just think about that. That's why this is a circus; a clown show, and I don't buy the fake tears.
I have long dreamed of creating such a park but it would have been very hard to operate it alongside the circus, now... we have had to close for several months so I thought this would be the time.
I'm not a circus bear.
These lions have endured hell on earth and now they are heading home to paradise. This is the world for which nature intended these animals for, it is the perfect ending to ADI’s operation which has eliminated circus suffering in another country.
That was really, really smart because most candidates aren't doing events where the candidate isn't the highlight but a side detail, it burnishes his credentials as unconventional and focuses on value issues and family and he did it in a way that is nonthreatening. It was almost like a circus.
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- سيرك, سركArabic
- цирк, кръгъл площадBulgarian
- circCatalan, Valencian
- sirkus, aukioFinnish
- サーカス, 曲馬団Japanese
- sarkas, bulatanMalay
- sirkusNorwegian Nynorsk
- circo, cruzamentoPortuguese
- круглая площадь, циркRussian
- tzircu, circuSardinian
- cirkus, циркусSerbo-Croatian
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