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circle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of circle

  1. 1 something with a perfectly round circumference a circle of columns surrounds the memorial to the fallen heroes Synonyms of circle cirque, ring, round, roundel Words Related to circle circlet, ringlet; ellipse, loop, oval; ball, globe, orb, sphere

  2. 2 a circular strip a decorative circle of silver on the rim of the commemorative plate for their 25th wedding anniversary Synonyms of circle band, ring, eye, hoop, loop, roundWords Related to circle belt, cincture, collar, girdle; wreath; annulet, becket, coil, curl, furl, hank, spiral, spire, twirl, whorl

  3. 3 a group of people sharing a common interest and relating together socially got together with her social circle once a week Synonyms of circle body, bunch, gang, clan, clique, community, coterie, coven, crowd, fold, galère, klatch (also klatsch), lot, network, pack, ring, setWords Related to circle charmed circle, elite, in-group; closed shop; club, college, fellowship, guild (also gild), league, organization, society; camp, faction, sect, side, tribe; mess, squad; brotherhood, fraternity, order, sisterhood, sodality, sorority; commune; alliance, bloc, coalition, confederation, congress, council, federation, unionNear Antonyms of circle loner; individualist

  4. 4 a series of events or actions that repeat themselves regularly and in the same order with the birth of a child coming so soon after the death of a grandparent, we were once again reminded of the circle of life Synonyms of circle cycle, merry-go-round, round, wheel, zodiacWords Related to circle pattern, syndrome; course, development, progression, run; beat, circuit, loop, ring; rotation, revolution, turn, turnover; chain, sequence, series, string, succession, train

  5. 5 a region of activity, knowledge, or influence that lies outside the circle of our investigation Synonyms of circle area, arena, bailiwick, barony, business, field, demesne, department, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, firmament, front, game, kingdom, line, precinct, province, realm, specialty, sphere, terrain, walkWords Related to circle frontier; study, subject; territory, turf; occupation, profession, pursuit, racket, vocation; ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, confine, dimension(s), extent, ken, reach, scope, sweep, width; subfield, subspecialty


circle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of circle

  1. 1 to form a circle around everyone circled the lectern and waited their turn to read from the Bible Synonyms of circle surround, compass, embrace, encircle, enclose (also inclose), encompass, environ, gird, girdle, ring, wreatheWords Related to circle circumscribe, close in, cordon (off), fence (in), hem (in), wall; beset, besiege, entrench (also intrench), invest, swarm

  2. 2 to travel completely around with a look of extreme frustration, the commander circled the new recruit Synonyms of circle encircle, circuit, circumnavigate, circumvent, compass, girdle, orbit, ring, roundWords Related to circle circumambulate, cross, perambulate, traverse


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