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Definition of "circle" []

  • A plane curve everywhere equidistant from a given fixed point, the center. (noun)
  • A planar region bounded by a circle. (noun)
  • Something, such as a ring, shaped like such a plane curve. (noun)
  • A circular course, circuit, or orbit: a satellite's circle around the earth. (noun)
  • A traffic circle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "circle" in a sentence
  • "_ A circle whose center moves around _upon_, or in, the circumference of another _circle_; as the orbit of the moon in its motion with the earth around the sun."
  • "(STANDISH _places the chairs above and below the table in the circle, then the chair on the_ R. _side of the fireplace in the circle_.)"
  • "(_Goes inside circle and sits down up_ C. _in circle_.)"