An example of circle is a round plate.
An example of circle is the earth.
Move in a circle.
Guilty of arguing in a circle.
Put on your dunce-cap and sit down on that circle.
The ten Circles of the Holy Roman Empire were those principalities or provinces which had seats in the German Diet.
Vultures circled overhead.
An example of circle is someone walking around a grove of trees.
A satellite's circle around the earth.
Well-known in artistic circles.
The hedge circles the fountain.
The ship circled the island.
The dress circle.
- To take a defensive position; become defensive.
- to take defensive action; prepare for an attack: from arranging a wagon train in a circular formation
- to return to an original position or state after going through a series or cycle
Origin of circle
- Middle English cercle from Old French from Latin circulus diminutive of circus circle from Greek kirkos, krikos sker-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin circulus. Replaced Middle English cercle, from Old French cercle, from the same Latin source.