Associations to the word «Circle»

Pictures for the word «Circle»


CIRCLE, noun. (geometry) A two-dimensional geometric figure, a line, consisting of the set of all those points in a plane that are equally distant from another point.
CIRCLE, noun. A two-dimensional geometric figure, a disk, consisting of the set of all those points of a plane at a distance less than or equal to a fixed distance from another point.
CIRCLE, noun. Any thin three-dimensional equivalent of the geometric figures.
CIRCLE, noun. A curve that more or less forms part or all of a circle.
CIRCLE, noun. Orbit.
CIRCLE, noun. A specific group of persons.
CIRCLE, noun. (cricket) A line comprising two semicircles of 30 yards radius centred on the wickets joined by straight lines parallel to the pitch used to enforce field restrictions in a one-day match.
CIRCLE, noun. (Wicca) A ritual circle that is cast three times deosil and closes three times widdershins either in the air with a wand or literally with stones or other items used for worship.
CIRCLE, noun. (South Africa) A traffic circle or roundabout.
CIRCLE, noun. (obsolete) Compass; circuit; enclosure.
CIRCLE, noun. (astronomy) An instrument of observation, whose graduated limb consists of an entire circle. When fixed to a wall in an observatory, it is called a mural circle; when mounted with a telescope on an axis and in Y's, in the plane of the meridian, a meridian or transit circle; when involving the principle of reflection, like the sextant, a reflecting circle; and when that of repeating an angle several times continuously along the graduated limb, a repeating circle.
CIRCLE, noun. A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.
CIRCLE, noun. (logic) A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.
CIRCLE, noun. Indirect form of words; circumlocution.
CIRCLE, noun. A territorial division or district.
CIRCLE, noun. (in the plural) A bagginess of the skin below the eyes from lack of sleep.
CIRCLE, verb. (transitive) To travel around along a curved path.
CIRCLE, verb. (transitive) To surround.
CIRCLE, verb. (transitive) To place or mark a circle around.
CIRCLE, verb. (intransitive) To travel in circles.
CIRCLE CHANGEUP, noun. (baseball) A pitch thrown with a grip where the pitcher makes a circle with the index finger, holding the thumb at the bottom of the ball parallel to the middle finger and holding the ball far out in the hand.
CIRCLE CONTACT LENS, noun. A cosmetic contact lens that makes the eye's iris appear larger, originally invented in Korea.
CIRCLE CONTACT LENSES, noun. Plural of circle contact lens
CIRCLE JERK, noun. (vulgar) (slang) A group of males masturbating ("jerking off") together (with or without interpersonal contact).
CIRCLE JERK, noun. (vulgar) (slang) A metaphor for any group activity performed for personal gratification.
CIRCLE JERK, noun. (drug user slang) A person who shares syringes when injecting drugs.
CIRCLE JERK, noun. (Internet slang) An online community where a group of people form an echo chamber, either intentionally (as satire), or unintentionally.
CIRCLE JERK, verb. (vulgar) (slang) to participate in a circle jerk
CIRCLE JERKED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of circle jerk
CIRCLE JERKER, noun. Someone who engages in a circle jerk
CIRCLE JERKERS, noun. Plural of circle jerker
CIRCLE JERKING, verb. Present participle of circle jerk
CIRCLE JERKS, noun. Plural of circle jerk
CIRCLE LENS, noun. Circle contact lens.
CIRCLE OF FIFTHS, noun. Alternative form of cycle of fifths
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, noun. A number of close friends who usually do things together as a group.
CIRCLE OF LIFE, noun. The natural cycle of procreation, birth, life, death and predation.
CIRCLE OF THE GORGE, noun. (math) A minimum circle on a surface of revolution, cut out by a plane perpendicular to the axis.
CIRCLE OF WILLIS, noun. (anatomy) A circle of arteries that supply blood to the brain and surrounding structures.
CIRCLE PROGRESSION, noun. (music) a chord progression with ascending fourths and/or descending fifths
CIRCLE PROGRESSIONS, noun. Plural of circle progression
CIRCLE SECTOR, noun. Alternative spelling of circular sector
CIRCLE SEGMENT, noun. (geometry) A circular arc.
CIRCLE SKIRT, noun. A skirt cut in sections to make one or more circles with a hole for the waist, so the skirt is very full but hangs smoothly from the waist without darts, pleats, or gathers.
CIRCLE SKIRTS, noun. Plural of circle skirt
CIRCLE STRAFE, verb. Alternative form of circle-strafe
CIRCLE STRAFED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of circle strafe
CIRCLE STRAFES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of circle strafe
CIRCLE STRAFING, verb. Present participle of circle strafe
CIRCLE SUIT, noun. (mahjong) The suit comprising of the 9 circle tiles.
CIRCLE THE DRAIN, verb. (idiomatic) To be in rapid decline or a state of downfall, especially as leading to inevitable utter failure or destruction.
CIRCLE THE WAGONS, verb. To draw a wagon train into a circle to allow the wagons to provide cover when under attack.
CIRCLE THE WAGONS, verb. (idiomatic) To prepare to defend against an attack or criticism.
CIRCLE TILE, noun. (mahjong) Any of the nine tiles in the circle suit, each with a different number of circles drawn on the tile, from 1 to 9.

Dictionary definition

CIRCLE, noun. Ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point; "he calculated the circumference of the circle".
CIRCLE, noun. An unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot".
CIRCLE, noun. Something approximating the shape of a circle; "the chairs were arranged in a circle".
CIRCLE, noun. Movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance".
CIRCLE, noun. A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary".
CIRCLE, noun. Street names for flunitrazepan.
CIRCLE, noun. A curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra; "they had excellent seats in the dress circle".
CIRCLE, noun. Any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles".
CIRCLE, verb. Travel around something; "circle the globe".
CIRCLE, verb. Move in circles.
CIRCLE, verb. Form a circle around; "encircle the errors".

Wise words

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