(abbreviation: cir. or circ.)Translate circle | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
1a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a fixed point (the center). something in the shape of a circle:the lamp spread a circle of light they all sat around in a circle a dark circular mark below each eye, typically caused by illness or tiredness. a curved upper tier of seats in a theater. See also dress circle. 2a group of people with shared professions, interests, or acquaintances:she did not normally move in such exalted circles
verb [with object]
move all the way around (someone or something), especially more than once:the two dogs circle each other with hackles raised [no object]:we circled around the island [no object]
) move in a wide loop back toward one’s starting point.
form a ring around:the monastery was circled by a huge wall draw a line around:circle the correct answers