- (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.
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Idioms for circle
- (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
synonym study for circle
OTHER WORDS FROM circle
Example sentences from the Web for circle
Instead of passing the sauce around in a circle, you pass it randomly to the person seated directly to your left or to your right.
If I could have broken into the circle, I think Obama and I would have been friends.
These circles don’t intersect, making it impossible to locate the third vertex of the triangle.Some Math Problems Seem Impossible. That Can Be a Good Thing.|Patrick Honner|November 18, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Maybe it’s particles moving around, maybe it’s planets in the solar system, maybe it’s as simple as something rotating on a circle.
Says freedom of speech is “falling out of favor in some circles.”Alito condemns Obergefell in Federalist Society Speech|Brody Levesque|November 13, 2020|Washington Blade
The whir of the circling NYPD helicopter muffled their chants calling for unity and calling out police brutality.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC|M.L. Nestel|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Few questions, no matter how fun and silly, go by without circling back to their accomplishments or future projects.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They envisioned warriors lost in battle, and women who died in childbirth, as honored spirits, circling the sun like hummingbirds.
Once label execs heard “Hideaway,” they began circling it like hawks.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva|Marlow Stern|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Having sufficiently wet ourselves, we viewers are left with a chilling, black-and-white image of blood circling the shower drain.Sex, Blood and Maroon 5: Pop Culture’s Wounds Run Deep|Lizzie Crocker|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In his mind Findlayson had already escaped from the boat, and was circling high in air to find a rest for the sole of his foot.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
With a flap of his great, black wings he shot downward, circling toward the plain.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
An estrada is simply a path leading from one Hevea tree to another and circling back to camp.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
I inserted the clip, and lay there with my fore-sight following the disk ship in its steady circling flight.
Over our heads the great blasting explosions went on, and I saw but three of the circling disks left to the defense of the city.
British Dictionary definitions for circle
Derived forms of circlecircler, noun
Word Origin for circle
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Scientific definitions for circle
Idioms and Phrases with circle
see full circle; go around (in circles); run around (in circles); run rings (circles) around; vicious circle.