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circle

  
  ( circles    plural & 3rd person present)   ( circling    present participle)   ( circled    past tense & past participle  )
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.   (=ring)  
The flag was red, with a large white circle in the center..., I wrote down the number 46 and drew a circle around it.     
2       n-count   A circleof something is a round flat piece or area of it.  
usu N of n   (=ring)  
Cut out 4 circles of pastry., ...a circle of yellow light.     
3       n-count   A circleof objects or people is a group of them arranged in the shape of a circle.  
oft N of n   (=ring)  
The monument consists of a circle of gigantic stones..., We stood in a circle holding hands.     
4       verb   If something circles an object or a place, or circlesaround it, it forms a circle around it.   (=encircle)  
This is the ring road that circles the city.      V n  
...the long curving driveway that circled around the vast clipped lawn.      V around/round n  
5       verb   If an aircraft or a bird circles or circles something, it moves round in a circle in the air.  
The plane circled, awaiting permission to land...      V  
There were two helicopters circling around.      V adv/prep  
...like a hawk circling prey.      V n  
6       verb   To circlearound someone or something, or to circle them, means to move around them.  
Emily kept circling around her mother...      V around/round n  
The silent wolves would track and circle them.      V n  
7       verb   If you circle something on a piece of paper, you draw a circle around it.   (=ring)  
Circle the correct answers on the coupon below.      V n  
8       n-count   You can refer to a group of people as a circle when they meet each other regularly because they are friends or because they belong to the same profession or share the same interests.  
with supp  
He has a small circle of friends..., Alton has made himself fiercely unpopular in certain circles.     
9       n-sing   In a theatre or cinema, the circle is an area of seats on the upper floor.  
the N  
10   
    Arctic Circle  
    dress circle  
    inner circle  
    vicious circle  
    virtuous circle  
11    If you say that you have come full circle or have turned full circle, you mean that after a long series of events or changes the same situation that you started with still exists.  
come full circle/turn full circle      phrase   V inflects  
We've come full circle and dark-blue jeans are once again the height of style.     


Arctic Circle     
The Arctic Circle is an imaginary line drawn around the northern part of the world at approximately 66° North.      n-proper   the N  
charmed circle     
If you refer to a group of people as a charmed circle, you mean that they seem to have special power or influence, and do not allow anyone else to join their group.  
LITERARY      n-sing  
...the immense role played by this very small charmed circle of critics.     
dress circle     
Thedress circle is the lowest of the curved rows of seats upstairs in a theatre.      n-sing  
inner circle        ( inner circles    plural  ) An inner circle is a small group of people within a larger group who have a lot of power, influence, or special information.      n-count   usu sing, oft N of n  
...Mr Blair's inner circle of advisers.     
quality circle        ( quality circles    plural  ) A quality circle is a small group of workers and managers who meet to solve problems and improve the quality of the organization's products or services.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
Riddick's first move was to form a quality circle.     
semi-circle        ( semi-circles    plural  ) , semicircle   A semi-circle is one half of a circle, or something having the shape of half a circle.      n-count  
They stood in a semi-circle round the teacher's chair and answered questions.     
traffic circle        ( traffic circles    plural  ) A traffic circle is a circular structure in the road at a place where several roads meet. You drive round it until you come to the road that you want.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use roundabout     
vicious circle        ( vicious circles    plural  ) , vicious cycle   A vicious circle is a problem or difficult situation that has the effect of creating new problems which then cause the original problem or situation to occur again.      n-count   usu sing, oft N of n     (Antonym: virtuous circle)    The more pesticides are used, the more resistant the insects become so the more pesticides have to be used. It's a vicious circle.     
virtuous circle     
If you describe a situation as a virtuous circle, you mean that once one good thing starts happening, other good things happen, which cause the first thing to continue happening.      n-sing  
  (Antonym: vicious circle)   
Exercise creates its own virtuous circle. Once you start a programme and do it regularly, you'll feel so good you'll want to continue., ...a virtuous circle of investment and growth.     
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circle

  

      n  
1    band, circumference, coil, cordon, cycle, disc, globe, lap, loop, orb, perimeter, periphery, revolution, ring, round, sphere, turn  
2    area, bounds, circuit, compass, domain, enclosure, field, orbit, province, range, realm, region, scene, sphere  
3    assembly, class, clique, club, company, coterie, crowd, fellowship, fraternity, group, order, school, set, society  
      vb  
4    belt, circumnavigate, circumscribe, coil, compass, curve, encircle, enclose, encompass, envelop, gird, hem in, pivot, revolve, ring, rotate, surround, tour, whirl  

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n.
series of concentric, expanding circles caused by ripples in water from a central point
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