|1.||[ noun ] (mathematics,geometry) 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"
|Related terms:||ellipse conic_section circle_of_curvature equator epicycle circlet arc|
|2.||[ noun ] an unofficial association of people or groups|
|Synonyms:||band lot set|
"the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"
|Related terms:||social_group party conspiracy clique Four_Hundred car_pool jet_set horsy_set cohort|
|3.||[ verb ] (transportation) travel around something|
"circle the globe"
|Related terms:||travel circumambulate circumnavigate revolve_around lap|
|4.||[ noun ] something approximating the shape of a circle|
"the chairs were arranged in a circle"
|Related terms:||shape surround|
|5.||[ verb ] move in circles|
|Related terms:||travel orbit loop loop troll|
|6.||[ noun ] movement once around a course|
"he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
|Related terms:||locomotion lap_of_honour pace_lap|
|7.||[ verb ] be around|
|Synonyms:||surround ring environ round encircle|
"Developments surround the town" "The river encircles the village"
|Related terms:||hold girth cloister twine wreath ring environment|
|8.||[ verb ] form a circle around|
"encircle the errors"
|9.||[ noun ] a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island|
|Synonyms:||rotary roundabout traffic_circle|
"the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
|Related terms:||junction confluence road|
|10.||[ noun ] (pharmacology) street names for flunitrazepan|
|Synonyms:||mexican_valium r-2 roach roofy rope rophy forget_me_drug|
|11.||[ noun ] (performing arts) 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"
|Related terms:||seating theater|
|12.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 20324|
|13.||[ noun ] any circular or rotating mechanism|
"the machine punched out metal circles"
|Related terms:||rotating_mechanism disk round|