HyperDic: circle

English > 11 senses of the word circle:
NOUNshapecircleellipse in which the two axes are of equal length
groupcircle, set, band, lotan unofficial association of people or groups
shapecirclesomething approximating the shape of a circle
actcircle, lap, circuitmovement once around a course
artifactcircle, traffic circle, rotary, roundabouta road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
artifactcircle, R-2, Mexican valium, rophy, rope, roofy, roach, forget me drugstreet names for flunitrazepan
artifactcircle, dress circlea curved section or tier of seats in a hall / hall or theater or opera house
artifactcircle, roundany circular or rotating mechanism
VERBmotioncircletravel around something
motioncirclemove in circles
contactcircle, encircleform a circle around
circle > pronunciation
Soundsser'kahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > circle: 11 senses > noun 1, shape
Meaningellipse 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.
Example"he calculated the circumference of the circle"
PartsarcA continuous portion of a circle
Narrowercircle of curvature, osculating circleThe circle that touches a curve (on the concave side) and whose radius is the radius of curvature
circletA small circle
epicycleA circle that rolls around (inside or outside) another circle
equatorA circle dividing a sphere or other surface into two usually equal and symmetrical parts
Broaderellipse, ovalA closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
Spanishcírculo, circunferencia
Catalancercle
Adjectivescircularhaving a circular shape
English > circle: 11 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningAn unofficial association of people or groups.
Synonymsset, band, lot
NarrowerFour HundredThe exclusive social set of a city
car poolA small group of car drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, campAn exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
cohortA band of warriors (originally / originally a unit of a Roman Legion)
conspiracy, confederacyA group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
horsy set, horsey setA set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing
jet setA set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure
party, companyA band of people associated temporarily in some activity
Broadersocial groupPeople sharing some social relation
Spanishcírculo, conjunto, grupo
Catalancercle, colla, grup, penya
English > circle: 11 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningSomething approximating the shape of a circle.
Example"the chairs were arranged in a circle"
Broadershape, formThe spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
Verbscircleform a circle around
English > circle: 11 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningmovement once around a course.
Synonymslap, circuit
Narrowerpace lapThe first lap of a car race that prepares the cars for a fast start
victory lap, lap of honourA lap by the winning person or team run to celebrate the victory
Broaderlocomotion, travelself-propelled movement
Spanishcircuito, círculo, vuelta
Catalancercle, circuit, volta
Adjectivescirculardescribing a circle
Verbscirclemove in circles
circletravel around something
English > circle: 11 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island.
Synonymstraffic circle, rotary, roundabout
Part ofroad, routeAn open way (generally public) for travel or transportation / transportation
BroaderjunctionThe place where two or more things come together
Spanishglorieta, redondel, rotonda
Catalanrotonda
English > circle: 11 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaningstreet names for flunitrazepan.
SynonymsR-2, Mexican valium, rophy, rope, roofy, roach, forget me drug
Broaderflunitrazepan, RohypnolA depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault
Spanishchicota, extasis líquido, éxtasis líquido, GHB, píldora del olvido, valium mexicano
Catalanrophy
English > circle: 11 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA curved section or tier of seats in a hall / hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra.
Example"they had excellent seats in the dress circle"
Synonymdress circle
Part oftheater, theatre, houseA building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
Broaderseating, seats, seating room, seating areaAn area that includes places where several people can sit
Spanishanfiteatro
Catalanamfiteatre
English > circle: 11 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningAny circular or rotating mechanism.
Example"the machine punched out metal circles"
Synonymround
Narrowerdisk, discA flat circular plate
Broaderrotating mechanismA mechanism that rotates
Spanisharo, círculo, redondela, rueda
Catalancercle, rodona
Adjectivescirculardescribing a circle
Verbscirclemove in circles
English > circle: 11 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTravel around something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"circle the globe"
Narrowercircumambulate, walk aroundwalk around something
circumnavigate, compasstravel around, either by plane or ship
revolve around, circle around, circle roundMove around in a circular motion
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishmoverse en círculo
Nounscirclemovement once around a course
English > circle: 11 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove in circles.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Narrowerloopfly loops, perform a loop
loopMove in loops
orb, orbit, revolveMove in an orbit
trollcirculate, move around
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishcircular, girar
Catalancircular
Nounscirclemovement once around a course
circleany circular or rotating mechanism
English > circle: 11 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningform a circle around.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"encircle the errors"
Synonymencircle
Broadershape, formGive shape or form to
Spanishcircular, rodear
Nounscirclesomething approximating the shape of a circle

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