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Definitions and Synonyms of circle | Another word for circle | What is circle?

Definition 1: movement once around a course - [noun denoting act]

Samples where circle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he drove an extra lap just for insurance

Synonyms for circle in the sense of this definition

(circle is a kind of ...) self-propelled movement

(... is a kind of circle ) the first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start

(... is a kind of circle ) a lap by the winning person or team run to celebrate the victory

Definition 2: any circular or rotating mechanism - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where circle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the machine punched out metal circles

Synonyms for circle in the sense of this definition

(circle is a kind of ...) a mechanism that rotates

(... is a kind of circle ) a flat circular plate

Definition 3: a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where circle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary

Synonyms for circle in the sense of this definition

(circle is a kind of ...) the place where two or more things come together

(... is part of circle) an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Definition 4: a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where circle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had excellent seats in the dress circle

Synonyms for circle in the sense of this definition

(circle is a kind of ...) an area that includes places where several people can sit

"there is seating for 40 students in this classroom"

(... is part of circle) a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented

"the house was full"

Definition 5: street names for flunitrazepan - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for circle in the sense of this definition

(circle is a kind of ...) a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia

Definition 6: an unofficial association of people or groups - [noun denoting group]

Samples where circle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the smart set goes there
  • they were an angry lot

Synonyms for circle in the sense of this definition

(circle is a kind of ...) people sharing some social relation

(... is a kind of circle ) a small group of car drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers

(... is a kind of circle ) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

(... is a kind of circle ) a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)

(... is a kind of circle ) a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

(... is a kind of circle ) the exclusive social set of a city

(... is a kind of circle ) a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing

(... is a kind of circle ) a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure

(... is a kind of circle ) a band of people associated temporarily in some activity

"they organized a party to search for food" "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"

Definition 7: 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 - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where circle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he calculated the circumference of the circle

(circle is a kind of ...) a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it

"the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant"

(... is a kind of circle ) the circle that touches a curve (on the concave side) and whose radius is the radius of curvature

(... is a kind of circle ) a small circle

(... is a kind of circle ) a circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts

(... is a kind of circle ) a circle that rolls around (inside or outside) another circle; generates an epicycloid or hypocycloid

(circle is a part of ...) a continuous portion of a circle

Definition 8: something approximating the shape of a circle - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where circle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the chairs were arranged in a circle

(circle is a kind of ...) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

Definition 9: form or draw a circle around - [verb of contact]

Samples where circle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • encircle the errors

Synonyms for circle in the sense of this definition

(circle is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

Definition 10: move in a circular path above (someone or something) - [verb of motion]

Samples where circle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the plane circled, looking for a landing spot

(circle is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of circle ) move in an orbit

"The moon orbits around the Earth" "The planets are orbiting the sun" "electrons orbit the nucleus"

(... is a kind of circle ) circulate, move around

(... is a kind of circle ) fly loops, perform a loop

"the stunt pilot looped his plane"

(... is a kind of circle ) move in loops

"The bicycle looped around the tree"

Definition 11: travel around something - [verb of motion]

Samples where circle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • circle the globe

(circle is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of circle ) walk around something

(... is a kind of circle ) travel around, either by plane or ship

"We compassed the earth"

(... is a kind of circle ) move around in a circular motion

"The Earth revolves around the Sun"

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