Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun circle

8 senses of circle

Sense 1
circle -- (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")
       => ellipse, oval -- (a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it; "the sums of the distances from the foci to any point on an ellipse is constant")

Sense 2
set, circle, band, lot -- (an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot")
       => social group -- (people sharing some social relation)

Sense 3
circle -- (something approximating the shape of a circle; "the chairs were arranged in a circle")
       => shape, form -- (the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape")

Sense 4
lap, circle, circuit -- (movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance")
       => locomotion, travel -- (self-propelled movement)

Sense 5
traffic circle, circle, rotary, roundabout -- (a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary")
       => junction -- (the place where two or more things come together)

Sense 6
R-2, Mexican valium, rophy, rope, roofy, roach, forget me drug, circle -- (street names for flunitrazepan)
       => flunitrazepan, Rohypnol -- (a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia)

Sense 7
circle, dress circle -- (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")
       => seating, seats, seating room, seating area -- (an area that includes places where several people can sit; "there is seating for 40 students in this classroom")

Sense 8
circle, round -- (any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles")
       => rotating mechanism -- (a mechanism that rotates)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb circle

3 senses of circle

Sense 1
circle -- (travel around something; "circle the globe")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
circle, circulate -- (move in circles)
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 3
encircle, circle -- (form a circle around; "encircle the errors")
       => shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")

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