## Definition of circle

**:**a closed plane (see

^{6}plane 2b) curve every point of which is equidistant (see equidistant 1) from a fixed point within the curve

**:**the plane surface bounded by such a curve

**:**the orbit of a celestial body

**:**something in the form of a circle or section of a circle: such as

**:**diadem

**:**an instrument of astronomical observation the graduated (see graduated 2a) limb of which consists of an entire circle

**:**a balcony or tier of seats in a theater

**:**a circle formed on the surface of a sphere by the intersection of a plane that passes through it

- circle of latitude

**:**rotary 2

- Traffic slowed down around the circle.

**:**an area of action or influence

**:**realm

- within the circle of probability

**:**fallacious reasoning in which something to be demonstrated is covertly assumed

**:**a group of persons sharing a common interest or revolving about a common center

- the sewing circle of her church

- family circle

- the gossip of court circles

- political, social, and literary circles

**:**a territorial or administrative division or district

- The province is divided into nine circles.

**:**a curving side street

- lived on Kimberly
*Circle*

**:**a circular course or path

- The children ran in circles around the tree.

- The conversation kept going in circles, and nothing got accomplished.