Meaning of “circle” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈsɜːkl/
Extra Examples
We arranged the chairs in a circle.Hold hands and form a circle.We sat down in a circle.Divide the dough in half and roll it out into two circles.Draw a circle and divide it into four.

A2 a round, flat shape like the letter O, or a group of people or things arranged in this shape:

We all sat on the floor in a circle.

B2 a group of people with family, work, or social connections:

a close circle of friends
It's a technical term used in medical circles.
the circle UK

the seats in the upper area of a theatre

→ See also inner circle , traffic circle , vicious circle

(Definition of “circle noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)