- (formerly) the orbit of a heavenly body.
- meridian circle.
verb (used with object), cir·cled, cir·cling.
verb (used without object), cir·cled, cir·cling.
- (in the early U.S. West) to form the wagons of a covered-wagon train into a circle for defensive purposes, as against Indian attack.
- Slang. to prepare for an all-out, unaided defensive fight: The company has circled the wagons since its market share began to decline.
Origin of circle
Examples from the Web for circle
Not before long, I think about four cops went up to the circle and just grabbed a few of the people from behind.
It caused people to drive around all night in a circle, and not eat.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby|Marlow Stern|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In “Back Home,” Gil also revisits the nostalgia for the South explored in his Johns Hopkins thesis, “Circle of Stone.”‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon|Marcus Baram|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We arrange ourselves in a circle on metal foldout chairs and a futon.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild|Caitlin Dickson|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cast of beloved musical classes up mass transit with a capella ‘Circle of Life’Viral Video of the Day: 'Lion King' Cast Takes Broadway to Subway|Alex Chancey|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the mouth of the sack was a fortunate piece of cord, threaded through a circle of ragged holes.The House by the River|A. P. Herbert
It was a perfect lagoon island, consisting of a circle of land of a light clay colour, the lagoon of a beautiful blue tint.The Cruise of the Dainty|William H. G. Kingston
Touched with her troubles, a circle of generous spirits contributed a large sum to her relief.The Young Maiden|A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
If she can tell stories well, she might form a circle of children to attend a children's hour.The Canadian Girl at Work|Marjory MacMurchy
The benches were arranged in a circle running up from a small pit.The Young Pitcher|Zane Grey
British Dictionary definitions for circle
Derived Formscircler, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with circle
see full circle; go around (in circles); run around (in circles); run rings (circles) around; vicious circle.