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circle

cir·cle

circle

 
 
pronunciation:
suhr kl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a closed curve made up of points that are all the same distance from a fixed center point.
synonyms:
ring
similar words:
ball, circuit, disk, globe, halo, hoop, round, wheel, wreath
definition 2: anything that is shaped like a circle.
The children sat in a circle at story time.
synonyms:
ring, round
similar words:
ball, halo, wheel, wreath
definition 3: a group of people who are related by blood or have the same interests.
Our family circle comes together for holidays.
synonyms:
clan, group, society
similar words:
association, bunch, club, company, fellowship, gang, knot, ring, school
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: circled, circles, circling
definition 1: to make a circle around.
The teacher circled my writing mistakes.
synonyms:
encircle, ring, surround
similar words:
enclose, encompass, envelop, loop, rim
definition 2: to move around in a circle.
The dancers circled the stage.
similar words:
loop, round
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