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circle

noun

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1 something with a perfectly round circumference
  • a circle of columns surrounds the memorial to the fallen heroes

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2 a circular strip
  • a decorative circle of silver on the rim of the commemorative plate for their 25th wedding anniversary

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3 a group of people sharing a common interest and relating together socially
  • got together with her social circle once a week

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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

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5 a region of activity, knowledge, or influence
  • that lies outside the circle of our investigation

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circle

verb

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1 to form a circle around
  • everyone circled the lectern and waited their turn to read from the Bible

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2 to travel completely around
  • with a look of extreme frustration, the commander circled the new recruit

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The first known use of circle was in the 14th century

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circa

circle

circled

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“Circle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/circle. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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