Circle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsɜːrkl|  American pronunciation of the word circle
Brit.  |ˈsəːk(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word circle

noun

- 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
- an unofficial association of people or groups (syn: band, lot, set)
- something approximating the shape of a circle
- movement once around a course (syn: circuit, lap)
- a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island (syn: rotary, roundabout)
- street names for flunitrazepan (syn: r-2, roach, roofy, rope, rophy)
- a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra
- any circular or rotating mechanism(syn: round)

verb

- travel around something
- move in a circular path above (someone or something)
- form or draw a circle around(syn: encircle)

Examples

She drew a circle around the correct answer.

We formed a circle around the campfire.

He looked old and tired, with dark circles under his eyes.

She has a large circle of friends.

She is well-known in banking circles.

He circled his arms around his wife's waist.

His arms circled around his wife's waist.

She circled the correct answer.

The pilot circled the airport before landing.

The halfback circled to the left.

Antarctic Circle

In the circle of seas.

The news was well known in the circle.

Within the circle of life.

I circled a rice meadow with dikes.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: circle
he/she/it: circles
present participle: circling
past tense: circled
past participle: circled
noun
singular: circle
plural: circles
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