circle
[ˈsəːk(ə)l]
NOUN
circles (plural noun)
  1. a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a fixed point (the centre).
    "draw a circle with a compass"
    • something in the shape of a circle.
      "the lamp spread a circle of light" ·
      "they all sat round in a circle"
      synonyms:
      ring · round · band · hoop · circlet · halo · disc · wreath · annulus
    • a dark circular mark below each eye caused by illness or tiredness.
      "she was pale and rather beautiful, with dark circles around deep, exhausted eyes"
    • BRITISH
      a curved upper tier of seats in a theatre or cinema.
      "she sat in the front row of the circle"
      synonyms:
      balcony · circle · upper circle · gods
    • hockey
      short for striking circle.
  2. a group of people with a shared profession, interests, or acquaintances.
    "she did not normally move in such exalted circles"
    synonyms:
    group · set · ring · company · body · coterie · clique · camp · league ·
    faction · crowd · band · crew · gang · bunch · pack · squad · sphere · world · milieu · arena · domain · society
VERB
circles (third person present) · circled (past tense) · circled (past participle) · circling (present participle)
  1. move all the way around (someone or something), especially more than once.
    "they were circling Athens airport" ·
    "we circled round the island"
    synonyms:
    wheel · move round · move round in circles · revolve · rotate · whirl ·
    spiral · gyrate · go round · walk round · travel round · circumnavigate · orbit · revolve round · circumambulate
    • (circle back)
      move in a wide loop back towards one's starting point.
      "he paced away from her, then circled back"
    • form a ring around.
      "the abbey was circled by a huge wall"
      synonyms:
      surround · encircle · ring · ring round · enclose · encompass ·
      bound · hedge in · fence in · hem in · gird · girdle
    • draw a line around.
      "circle the correct answers"
ORIGIN
Old English, from Old French cercle, from Latin circulus ‘small ring’, diminutive of circus ‘ring’.
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How to use circle in a sentence?
if a hexagon is circumscribed about a circle the lines joining opposite vertices meet in one point.
a group of young women groove in a circle to a DJ mix of Missy Elliot, the Young Gunz, and Kelis.
they have limited their socializing to a small circle of family members and friends.
she was pale and rather beautiful, with dark circles around deep, exhausted eyes.
the president and his inner circle of advisers have considered several scenarios.
in my close social circle I have a vegetarian, a pescatarian, and a flexitarian.
the ray that runs from the centre of the circle to the point of tangency.
the memorial service was witness to the wide circle of his interests.
the existence of these papers was unknown outside the family circle.
at Oxford, I fell in with a circle of venerable gentleman Wildeans.
on the diameter of a circle an equilateral triangle is described.
all points on a Euclidean circle are equidistant from the centre.
the revolving circle is concentric with the fixed outer circle.
the point where a tangential line touches the arc of a circle.
the circumference of a circle is expressed by the formula πd.
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Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)sirkel, kring, rondte
Arabic (NOUN)دائرة, الدائرة, دائرته, سيركل, الدوار, دوار, حلقة
Bangla বৃত্ত
Bosnian (Latin) krug
Bulgarian (NOUN)кръг, кръга, Кръгът, окръжност, кръгче, кръгове
Cantonese (Traditional)
Catalan (NOUN)cercle, circumferència
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional
Croatian (NOUN)krug, kružnice, kruga, krugu, krugom, kružan
Czech (NOUN)kruh, kruhu, kružnice, kruhem, kroužek, okruh, Zakroužkovat, kolečko, kruhový
Danish (NOUN)cirkel, kreds
Dutch (NOUN)cirkel, kring, omcirkelen, rondje, Kreits
Estonian (NOUN)ringi, suhtlusringi
Fijian na iwirini
Filipino bilog
Finnish (NOUN)ympyrä, kehä, piirin
French (NOUN)cercle, encerclez, entourage, rond, circulaire
(VERB)entourer
German (NOUN)Kreis, Zirkel
Greek (NOUN)κύκλο, κύκλων, περικύκλωση
Haitian Creole sèk
Hebrew (NOUN)מעגל, המעגל, עיגול, העיגול, למעגל, במעגל, סירקל, חוג
(VERB)להקיף
Hindi (NOUN)सर्कल, वृत्त, चक्र, मंडली, घेरे, वृत, गोला
Hmong Daw kos
Hungarian (NOUN)kör, kört, körben, bekarikázása, körre, körön, körzet
Icelandic (NOUN)hring
Indonesian (NOUN)lingkaran, bulatan, kalangan
Italian (NOUN)cerchio, unitaria
Japanese (NOUN)サークル, 円, 輪, 丸, 円形
Kiswahili (NOUN)duara, mviringo, mduara, mzunguko
Klingon gho
Korean (NOUN)동그라미, 원형, 서클, 원을, 원, 원이, 원의, 원에서, 일주
Latvian (NOUN)aplis, apļa, loks, apvilkt, loka, loku, riņķī
(VERB)apvilktu
Lithuanian (NOUN)apskritimo, ratas, ratą, ratu, rato
Malagasy faribolana.
Malay (Latin) (NOUN)bulatan, kalangan
Maltese (NOUN)ċirku
Norwegian Bokmål sirkel
Persian (NOUN)دایره, حلقه
Polish (NOUN)okrąg, kręgu, koło, okręgu, krąg, kółko, koła, kólko, Zakreśl, kole
Portuguese (NOUN)círculo, ciclo
(VERB)circular
Querétaro Otomi circunferencia
Romanian (NOUN)cerc, cercul
Russian (NOUN)круг, окружности, Серкл, кольцевой
Samoan lio
Serbian (Cyrillic) круг
Serbian (Latin) krug
Slovak (NOUN)kruh, kruhu, kružnice, okruh, kruhom, krúžok
Slovenian (NOUN)krog, kroga, krogu, krogom, obkroži, krožnica, krogec, krožca, okrogla, krogi
Spanish (NOUN)círculo
Swedish (NOUN)cirkel, krets
Tahitian taatiraa
Tamil (NOUN)வட்டம், வட்ட
Telugu సర్కిల్
Thai (NOUN)วงกลม, เซอร์เคิล
Tongan siakale
Turkish (NOUN)daire, çember, yuvarlak
Ukrainian (NOUN)коло, кола, колі, круг, колу, гурток, круга, колом, кругом, окружності
Urdu (NOUN)دائرہ, دائرے, حلقہ
Vietnamese (NOUN)vòng tròn, tròn, vòng
Welsh (NOUN)cylch, gylch, chylch
Yucatec Maya circunferencia
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