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Overview of noun circle

The noun circle has 8 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (15) circle

(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. (10) set, circle, band, lot

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

3. (4) circle

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

4. (2) lap, circle, circuit

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

5. traffic circle, circle, rotary, roundabout

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

6. R-2, Mexican valium, rophy, rope, roofy, roach, forget me drug, circle

(street names for flunitrazepan)

7. circle, dress circle

(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")

8. circle, round

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


Overview of verb circle

The verb circle has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (6) circle

(travel around something; "circle the globe")

2. (4) circle, circulate

(move in circles)

3. encircle, circle

(form a circle around; "encircle the errors")

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