HyperDic: circus

English > 6 senses of the word circus / Circus:
NOUNgroupcircusa travelling company of entertainers
actcircusa performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals
actcircus, carnivala frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
artifactcircus(antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games / games / games
artifactcircusan arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent
animalCircus, genus Circusa genus of haws comprising the harriers
circus / Circus > pronunciation
Soundsser'kahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > circus: 6 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals.
Example"he ran away from home to join the circus"
Broadercompany, troupeOrganization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
Spanishcirco
Catalancirc
English > circus: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals.
Example"the children always love to go to the circus"
Narrowerthree-ring circusA circus with simultaneous performances in three rings
BroadershowThe act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
Spanishcirco
Catalancirc
English > circus: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment.
Example"it was so funny it was a circus"
Synonymcarnival
BroaderdisturbanceThe act of disturbing something or someone
English > circus: 6 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaning(antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games / games / games.
CategoryantiquityThe historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
RegionRome, Roma, Eternal City, Italian capital, capital of ItalyCapital and largest city of Italy
Broaderstadium, bowl, arena, sports stadiumA large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
English > circus: 6 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent.
Example"they used the elephants to help put up the circus"
Partscircus tent, big top, round top, topA canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance
Broaderarena, scene of actionA playing field where sports events take place
Spanishcirco
Catalancirc
English > Circus: 6 senses > noun 6, animal
MeaningA genus of haws comprising the harriers.
Synonymgenus Circus
Member ofAccipitridae, family Accipitridaehawks
MembersMontagu's harrier, Circus pygargusbrownish European harrier
harrierhawks that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on small terrestrial / terrestrial animals
marsh harrier, Circus AeruginosusOld World harrier frequenting marshy regions
marsh hawk, northern harrier, hen harrier, Circus cyaneusCommon harrier of North America and Europe
Broaderbird genusA genus of birds
Spanishcircus, genus circus
Catalancirc, circus, genus circus

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