- The definition of a circle is a curved line that is the same distance from the center all the way around and connects at the point where it began.
- An example of circle is a round plate.
- An example of circle is the earth.
- Circle means to surround or move around someone or something.
An example of circle is someone walking around a grove of trees.
This empty plate is a circle.
circle definition by Webster's New World
- a plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
- the line bounding such a figure; circumference
- anything shaped like a circle, as a circular road, a ring, a crown, or a halo
- Old Poet. the orb of a heavenly body
- the orbit of a heavenly body
- a balcony or tier of seats as in a theater: the dress circle
- a complete or recurring series, usually ending as it began; cycle; period
- a group of people bound together by common interests; coterie
- Historical a territorial division, esp. in Germany
- range or extent, as of influence or interest; scope
- great circle
- a parallel of latitude
- an astronomical instrument with a part in the form of a calibrated circle
- Logic a faulty manner of reasoning in which the conclusion that is to be proved is assumed in a premise: guilty of arguing in a circle
Origin: Middle English cercle ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin circulus, a circle, diminutive of circus: see circus
- to form a circle around; encompass; surround
- to move around, as in a circle
- circler noun
circle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A plane curve everywhere equidistant from a given fixed point, the center.
- A planar region bounded by a circle.
- Something, such as a ring, shaped like such a plane curve.
- A circular course, circuit, or orbit: a satellite's circle around the earth.
- A traffic circle.
- A curved section or tier of seats in a theater.
- A series or process that finishes at its starting point or continuously repeats itself; a cycle.
- A group of people sharing an interest, activity, or achievement: well-known in artistic circles.
- A territorial or administrative division, especially of a province, in some European countries.
- A sphere of influence or interest; domain.
- Logic A vicious circle.
- To make or form a circle around; enclose. See Synonyms at surround.
- To move in a circle around.
Origin: Middle English cercle, from Old French, from Latin circulus, diminutive of circus, circle, from Greek kirkos, krikos; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots.
- cirˈcler noun
circle - Investment & Finance Definition
circle - Medical Definition
- A ring-shaped structure or group of structures.
- A line or process with every point equidistant from the center.
circle - Phrases/Idioms
circle the wagonsâ
come full circle
circle the wagons
circle - Science Definition