- a circular space or arrangement
- Old Poet. a circle; ring
- Archaic a circus
- Geol. a steep, hollow excavation high on a mountainside, made by glacial erosion; natural amphitheater
Origin of cirqueFrench from Classical Latin circus: see circus
- A steep bowl-shaped hollow occurring at the upper end of a mountain valley, especially one forming the head of a glacier or stream. Also called cwm .
- A ring; a circle.
Origin of cirqueFrench from Latin circus circle ; see circle .