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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.
More "Circle" Quotations

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