Definition of circa in English:

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circa

Pronunciation: /ˈsəːkə/

preposition

(Often preceding a date) approximately: the church was built circa 1860
More example sentences
  • The ancient church dates to circa 1000 AD and is the oldest standing building in the parish of Aghamore.
  • He discovered a settlement dating back to the early bronze age, circa 2000 BC, in Warburton.
  • Mountmellick courthouse was built circa 1840 and served the town for close on a century and a half.
Synonyms
approximately, about, around, round about, in the region of, roughly, something like, in the area of, in the neighbourhood of, of the order of, or so, or thereabouts, there or thereabouts, more or less, give or take a few, plus or minus a few;
nearly, close to, not far off, approaching;
British  getting on for;
South African  plus-minus
informal as near as dammit
North American informal in the ballpark of

Origin

Mid 19th century: Latin.

Words that rhyme with circa

burka, Gurkha, jerker, lurker, mazurka, shirker, smirker, worker

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