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Definition of Circus


  1. A level oblong space surrounded on three sides by seats of wood, earth, or stone, rising in tiers one above another, and divided lengthwise through the middle by a barrier around which the track or course was laid out. It was used for chariot races, games, and public shows.
  2. A circular inclosure for the exhibition of feats of horsemanship, acrobatic displays, etc. Also, the company of performers, with their equipage.
  3. Circuit; space; inclosure.

Circus Quotations

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.
George Carlin

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
H. L. Mencken

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.
Ben Hecht

Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going, don't take anything too seriously, it'll all work out in the end.
David Niven

I look like a casual, laid-back guy, but it's like a circus in my head.
Steven Wright
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Circus Translations

circus in Dutch is circus
circus in Finnish is sirkus
circus in French is cirque
circus in German is Zirkus
circus in Italian is circo
circus in Spanish is circo
circus in Swedish is cirkus
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