circle


circle

n.

circular geometric figure

1) to describe, draw a circle

2) to square a circle (to square a circle is impossible)

3) the Antarctic; Arctic; polar circle (at the Arctic circle)

4) the great circle (on the earth's surface)

5) a traffic circle (AE; BE has roundabout)

6) (sports) the center circle; the winner's circle (at a racecourse/racetrack)

7) the area; circumference; diameter; radius of a circle

group resembling the figure of a circle

8) to form a circle

9) to join a circle (she joined the circle of dancers)

group

10) academic; artistic; business, financial; court; diplomatic; exclusive, select; high; informed, well-informed; literary; official; political; professional; ruling circles (to move in the highest circles)

11) a charmed ('exclusive'); close, closed, inner, intimate, narrow; wide circle (a close circle of friends)

12) a linguistic; quilting; sewing circle

13) a family circle

14) in a circle (in our circle of friends; in informed circles)

cycle

15) to come full circle

misc.

16) a vicious circle ('an insoluble, never-ending problem'); to go around in circles ('to behave in a confused manner')

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['sɜːk(ə)l]
Arctic
artistic
diameter
diplomatic
draw a circle
financial
inner
literary
narrow
political
political
professional
quilting
radius of a circle
sewing circle
to go around in circles ('to behave in a confused manner')
wide circle (a close circle of friends)
the winner's circle (at a racecourse/racetrack)
polar circle (at the Arctic circle)
ruling circles (to move in the highest circles)
(sports) the center circle
['circular geometric figure'] to describe
['cycle'] to come full circle
['group resembling the figure of a circle'] to form a circle
['group'] academic
a family circle
a linguistic
the Antarctic
the area
['misc.'] a vicious circle ('an insoluble, never-ending problem')
a charmed ('exclusive')
a traffic circle (AE; BE has roundabout)
in a circle (in our circle ot friends; in informed circles)
the great circle (on the earth's surface)
to join a circle (she joined the circle of dancers)
to square a circle (to square a circle is impossible)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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