circle Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "circle" - English Dictionary

See all translations

circlenoun

uk   /ˈsɜː.kl̩/  us   /ˈsɝː-/

circle noun (SHAPE)

A2 [C] a continuous curved line, the points of which are always the same distance away from a fixed central point, or the area inside such a line: Coloured paper was cut into circles. We sat in a circle.
More examples

circle noun (GROUP)

B2 [C] a group of people with family, work, or social connections: The subject was never discussed outside the family circle. She's not one of my close circle of friends. We never meet these days - we move in different circles (= do not have the same group of friends).
More examples

circle noun (UPPER FLOOR)

the circle [S] UK an upper floor in a theatre or cinema where people sit to watch the performance: Shall I get seats in the circle or in the stalls?

circleverb

uk   /ˈsɜː.kl̩/  us   /ˈsɝː-/
C2 [I or T] to move in a circle, often around something: The plane circled for an hour before receiving permission to land. Security staff circled the grounds of the house with guard dogs every hour.B1 [T] to draw a circle around something: Circle the answer you think is correct.
See also
(Definition of circle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of circle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “circle” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
truth

the quality of being true

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More