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circus

noun

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1 a large usually roofless building for sporting events with tiers of seats for spectators
  • the Roman circus is believed to have held 50,000 spectators in ancient times

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2 a place of uproar or confusion
  • with seven kids in the house, it's a circus most of the time

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3 an elaborate, visually exciting show or event
  • the media circus that took place outside the courthouse every day of the murder trial

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

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“Circus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/circus. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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