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

Definition 1: a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the children always love to go to the circus

(circus is a kind of ...) the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining

"a remarkable show of skill"

(... is a kind of circus ) a circus with simultaneous performances in three rings

Definition 2: a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment - [noun denoting act]

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

  • it was so funny it was a circus
  • the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere

Synonyms for circus in the sense of this definition

(circus is a kind of ...) the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

Definition 3: a genus of haws comprising the harriers - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for circus in the sense of this definition

(circus is a kind of ...) a genus of birds

(circus is a member of ...) hawks that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on small terrestrial animals

(circus is a member of ...) Old World harrier frequenting marshy regions

(circus is a member of ...) brownish European harrier

(circus is a member of ...) common harrier of North America and Europe; nests in marshes and open land

(... is a member of circus) hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles

Definition 4: an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • they used the elephants to help put up the circus

(circus is a kind of ...) a playing field where sports events take place

(circus is a part of ...) a canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance

"he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent" "they had the big top up in less than an hour"

Definition 5: (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games - [noun denoting artifact]

(circus is a kind of ...) a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

(circus belongs to category ...) the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe

(circus belongs to a domain located in ...) capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire

Definition 6: a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals - [noun denoting group]

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

  • he ran away from home to join the circus

(circus is a kind of ...) organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)

"the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"

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