# circle

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**circle**— I UK [ˈsɜː(r)k(ə)l] / US [ˈsɜrk(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms circle : singular circle plural circles *** 1) a) a round shape consisting of a curved line that completely encloses a space and is the same distance from the centre at every point …22

**circle**— circler, n. /serr keuhl/, n., v., circled, circling. n. 1. a closed plane curve consisting of all points at a given distance from a point within it called the center. Equation: x2 + y2 = r2. 2. the portion of a plane bounded by such a curve. 3.… …23

**circle**— {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 shape ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, full ▪ The stones form a complete circle. ▪ How long does it take for the dial to rotate through a full circle? ▪ concentric …24

**circle**— cir|cle1 [ sɜrkl ] noun count *** 1. ) a round shape consisting of a curved line that completely encloses a space and is the same distance from the center at every point. Something in the shape of a circle is circular: a mathematical calculation… …25

**circle**— [[t]sɜ͟ː(r)k(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ circles, circling, circled 1) N COUNT A circle is a shape consisting of a curved line completely surrounding an area. Every part of the line is the same distance from the centre of the area. The flag was red, with a large …26

**circle**— cir|cle1 W2S2 [ˈsə:kəl US ˈsə:r ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(shape)¦ 2¦(arranged in circle)¦ 3¦(group of people)¦ 4¦(theatre)¦ 5 go/run around in circles 6 come/go full circle ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1000 1100; : Old French; Origin: cercle, from Latin …27

**circle**— Synonyms and related words: O, acquaintance, advance, alentours, alternate, ambience, ambit, anklet, annular muscle, annulus, anthelion, antisun, aphelion, apogee, arc, arena, areola, armlet, arsis, ascend, associates, astronomical longitude,… …28

**circle**— 1 noun (C) 1 SHAPE a completely round shape, like the letter O: Draw a circle 10cm in diameter. | Cut the pastry into circles. | perfect circle (=exactly round) 2 GROUP OF PEOPLE/THINGS a group of people or things forming a round shape: The… …29

**circle**— /ˈsɜkəl / (say serkuhl) noun 1. a closed plane curve which is at all points equidistant from a fixed point within it, called the centre. 2. the portion of a plane bounded by such a curve: to colour in the circles. 3. any circular object,… …30

**circle**— n. & v. n. 1 a a round plane figure whose circumference is everywhere equidistant from its centre. b the line enclosing a circle. 2 a roundish enclosure or structure. 3 a ring. 4 a curved upper tier of seats in a theatre etc. (dress circle). 5 a… …