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Definition of Circle


  1. A plane figure, bounded by a single curve line called its circumference, every part of which is equally distant from a point within it, called the center.
  2. The line that bounds such a figure; a circumference; a ring.
  3. An instrument of observation, the graduated limb of which consists of an entire circle.
  4. A round body; a sphere; an orb.
  5. Compass; circuit; inclosure.
  6. A company assembled, or conceived to assemble, about a central point of interest, or bound by a common tie; a class or division of society; a coterie; a set.
  7. A circular group of persons; a ring.
  8. A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.
  9. A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.
  10. Indirect form of words; circumlocution.
  11. A territorial division or district.
  12. To move around; to revolve around.
  13. To encompass, as by a circle; to surround; to inclose; to encircle.
  14. To move circularly; to form a circle; to circulate.

Circle Quotations

Trust is hard to come by. That's why my circle is small and tight. I'm kind of funny about making new friends.

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
Albert Einstein

This is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart, but the important thing is that they lead towards the Good.
Pope Francis

When people show loyalty to you, you take care of those who are with you. It's how it goes with everything. If you have a small circle of friends, and one of those friends doesn't stay loyal to you, they don't stay your friend for very long.
John Cena

If I had a personal wish for the new ideas in this new book it would be that every parent, every counselor, every teacher, every professor, every sports coach that deals with young people would understand the three circle concept.
James Collins
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Circle Translations

circle in Danish is cirkel
circle in Dutch is cirkel, kring
circle in French is cercle, rond
circle in German is Kreis
circle in Italian is cerchia
circle in Latin is orbis
circle in Norwegian is sirkel
circle in Swedish is krets, cirkel, kretsa, cirka
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