Associations to the word «Circus»

Wiktionary

CIRCUS, noun. A traveling company of performers that may include acrobats, clowns, trained animals, and other novelty acts, that gives shows usually in a circular tent.
CIRCUS, noun. A round open space in a town or city where multiple streets meet.
CIRCUS, noun. (historical) In the ancient Roman Empire, a building for chariot racing.
CIRCUS, noun. (military) (World War II) A code name for bomber attacks with fighter escorts in the day time. The attacks were against short-range targets with the intention of occupying enemy fighters and keeping their fighter units in the area concerned.
CIRCUS, noun. (obsolete) Circuit; space; enclosure.
CIRCUS, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae   — the harriers.
CIRCUS AERUGINOSUS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the western marsh harrier.
CIRCUS APPROXIMANS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the swamp harrier.
CIRCUS ASSIMILIS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the spotted harrier.
CIRCUS BUFFONI, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the long-winged harrier.
CIRCUS CINEREUS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the cinereous harrier.
CIRCUS CYANEUS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the northern harrier.
CIRCUS MACROSCELES, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the Malagasy harrier.
CIRCUS MACROURUS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the pallid harrier.
CIRCUS MAILLARDI, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the Reunion harrier.
CIRCUS MAURUS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the black harrier.
CIRCUS MELANOLEUCOS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the pied harrier.
CIRCUS PYGARGUS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the Montagu's harrier.
CIRCUS RANIVORUS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the African marsh harrier.
CIRCUS RING, noun. A round area inside a circus where circus acts are displayed
CIRCUS SPILONOTUS, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the eastern marsh harrier.
CIRCUS SPILOTHORAX, proper noun. A taxonomic species within the family Accipitridae   — the Papuan harrier.

Dictionary definition

CIRCUS, noun. A travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals; "he ran away from home to join the circus".
CIRCUS, noun. A performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals; "the children always love to go to the circus".
CIRCUS, noun. A frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment; "it was so funny it was a circus"; "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere".
CIRCUS, noun. (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games.
CIRCUS, noun. An arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent; "they used the elephants to help put up the circus".
CIRCUS, noun. A genus of haws comprising the harriers.

Wise words

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