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circle

noun [C]  /ˈsɜr·kəl/ us  

circle noun [C] (SHAPE)

geometry a continuous curved line which is always the same distance away from a fixed central point, or the area enclosed by such a line: Colored paper was cut into circles, squares, and triangles. A circle of chairs had been arranged in the center of the room.

circle noun [C] (GROUP)

a group of people who are connected by family, work, or society, or who share an interest: There’s a small circle of people who sell and exhibit their work at the same shows. The mayor’s inner circle met with him throughout the crisis to give advice.

circle

verb [I/T]  /ˈsɜr·kəl/ us  

circle verb [I/T] (SHAPE)

fig. If you circle around a subject, you talk about things related to it, often to avoid talking about the subject itself: [I] He circled around the idea of paying authors more for their books.
Translations of “circle”
in Korean 원형…
in Arabic حَلَقة, دائرة…
in French cercle, milieu, balcon…
in Turkish daire, yuvarlak, aile…
in Italian cerchio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 形狀, 圓, 圓圈…
in Russian круг…
in Polish koło, okrąg, krąg…
in Spanish círculo, anfiteatro…
in Portuguese círculo…
in German der Kreis, der Rang…
in Catalan cercle, rotllana…
in Japanese 円…
in Chinese (Simplified) 形状, 圆, 圆圈…
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