- about: (used especially in) approximate dates: The Venerable Bede was born circa 673. Abbreviation: ca, ca., c., c, cir., circ.
Origin of circa
Examples from the Web for circa
Looking through photographs from the early days of U.S. airlines, I found a shot of the cabin of the Boeing 247, circa 1934.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room
November 25, 2014
For most people living in the world, circa 1920, music was embedded into their life, not chosen as a lifestyle accessory.Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting
March 18, 2014
Is it a fair assessment of the Allman Brothers Band and Duane circa 1971?Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band
March 15, 2014
In 1998, she won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for her work on Shakespeare in Love, set London circa 1593.Finally! ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Is Hollywood’s First 1990s Period Piece
December 23, 2013
To keep up appearances, she wears a dark wig and black shades, resembling Dylan circa 1966.Julia Roberts Is Back With a Vengeance in ‘August: Osage County’
September 10, 2013
The like figures may be seen in the drawings of John Leech, circa 1860.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
In the time of Leland, the antiquary (circa 1550) it was known as the Lindis.Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood
J. Conway Walter
Written circa 812, showing one of the poets periods of retirement.
Circa alpina (enchanter's nightshade), very common in woods.The Maine Woods
Henry David Thoreau
A sign on the structure says "Home of Thomas Mason, circa 1775."Huntley
Tony P. Wrenn
- (used with a date) at the approximate time ofcirca 1182 bc . Abbreviation: c., ca.
Word Origin and History for circa
1856, from Latin circa "around, round about, near; in the region of; about the time of," alternative form of circum "round about" (see circum-).
- In approximately; about.