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circles

noun
plural of circle

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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circles

verb
present tense third-person singular of circle

Synonyms of circles (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Circles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/circles. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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