circle

circle
cir|cle1 W2S2 [ˈsə:kəl US ˈsə:r-] n
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1¦(shape)¦
2¦(arranged in circle)¦
3¦(group of people)¦
4¦(theatre)¦
5 go/run around in circles
6 come/go full circle
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[Date: 1000-1100; : Old French; Origin: cercle, from Latin circulus, from circus; CIRCUS]
1.) ¦(SHAPE)¦
a completely round shape, like the letter O
Draw a circle 10cm in diameter.
Cut the pastry into circles.
2.) ¦(ARRANGED IN CIRCLE)¦
a group of people or things arranged in the shape of a circle
The children stood round in a circle .
circle of
a circle of chairs
3.) ¦(GROUP OF PEOPLE)¦
a group of people who know each other and meet regularly, or who have similar interests or jobs
circle of
a circle of friends
political/legal/literary etc circles
He's well-known in fashionable circles .
Johnson was part of the president's inner circle (=the people who have the most influence) .
4.) ¦(THEATRE)¦
BrE the upper floor of a theatre, that has seats arranged in curved rows
American Equivalent: balcony
5.) go/run around in circles
to think or argue about something without deciding anything or making progress
6.) come/go full circle also turn full circle BrE
to end in the same situation in which you began, even though there have been changes in the time in between
Sooner or later, fashion comes full circle.
square the circle atsquare3 (5)
circle 2
circle2 v
1.) [T]
to draw a circle around something
Circle the correct answer.
2.) [I and T]
to move in the shape of a circle around something, especially in the air
The plane circled the airport before landing.
circle round/above/over etc
The pigeons circled above the terrace.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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