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circle

 
Noun circle has 8 senses
  1. circle - 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    ellipse, oval
    --1 has part: arc
    --1 has particulars:
     circle of curvature, osculating circle; circlet; equator; epicycle
  2. set, circle, band, lot - an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
    --2 is a kind of social group
    --2 has particulars:
     car pool; clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp; cohort; conspiracy, confederacy; Four Hundred; horsy set, horsey set; jet set; party, company
  3. circle - something approximating the shape of a circle; "the chairs were arranged in a circle"
    --3 is a kind of
    shape, form
    Derived forms: verb circle3, verb circle4
  4. lap, circle, circuit - movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
    --4 is a kind of locomotion, travel
    --4 has particulars: pace lap; victory lap, lap of honour
    Derived forms: verb circulate5, verb circle1, verb circle2
  5. traffic circle, circle, rotary, roundabout - a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
    --5 is a kind of junction
    --5 is a part of road, route
  6. R-2, Mexican valium, rophy, rope, roofy, roach, forget me drug, circle - street names for flunitrazepan
    --6 is a kind of flunitrazepan, Rohypnol
  7. circle, dress circle - 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"
    --7 is a kind of seating, seats, seating room, seating area
    --7 is a part of theater, theatre, house
  8. circle, round - any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"
    --8 is a kind of rotating mechanism
    --8 has particulars: disk, disc
    Derived form: verb circulate5
Verb circle has 4 senses
  1. circle - travel around something; "circle the globe"
    --1 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived form: noun circle4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. circle, circulate - move in circles
    --2 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived form: noun circle4
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  3. surround, environ, encircle, circle, round, ring - be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"
    --3 is one way to hold, bear, carry, contain
    Derived form: noun circle3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. encircle, circle - form a circle around; "encircle the errors"
    --4 is one way to shape, form
    Derived form: noun circle3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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