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Dictionary definition for: Circle

1. (n) 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; "he calculated the circumference of the circle"

2. (v) travel around something; "circle the globe"

3. (n) an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"

4. (v) move in circles

5. (n) something approximating the shape of a circle; "the chairs were arranged in a circle"

6. (v) be around; "Developments surround the town" "The river encircles the village"

7. (n) movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

8. (v) form a circle around; "encircle the errors"

9. (n) a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"

10. (n) street names for flunitrazepan

11. (n) a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra; "they had excellent seats in the dress circle"

12. (n) any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"

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